oteyj (2127) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 17, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The pour is clear nectarine with a two finger white froth. The aroma is floral and herbal- the hop character is largely perfume-like with some grainy wheat malt following. The flavor is sharp and the mouthfeel is somewhat astringent. Lots of grassy hop notes on the tongue with some banana, cereal grain, and sweet malt. The palate is light to medium bodied with medium effervescence and a crisp, semi-dry finish. A bit rough around the edges, but sheíll suffice.
raradel (314) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer would be perfect for a sunny mid 80s day by the beach. Unfortunatly it is freakin freezing so I am only dreaming. This is a great spring (or summer) seasonal. Light, citrus, clean. I donít taste too mush IPA and this brew looks like pee. For what it is though, very nice.
jmulv (336) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iíd say this beer was the winner of the Spring Sampler pack (not a huge win considering 2 of the 4 arenít really new). None the less, itís a pretty interesting brew. Taste is like a very citrusy wheat beer. A small kick of hops at the end and a very clean finish. Like the rest of the Spring pack, very easy to drink and pretty solid overall.
Aurelius (3844) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Spritzy, fruity wit aroma -- powdery with spice. Light, pear-gold color, webby head which fades rapidly, bad label on a standard US longneck. Crisp and well-hopped, a little starchy, only faintly sweet, good bittering on the sides of the tongue. Medium to medium-light body, aftertaste was pleasantly bitter and a little piney. This is very drinkable - on the better side of pedestrian. True to its name, it is springy. Market Square, Timberlane.
geofbaum (21) - Delaware, USA - FEB 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale yellow color poured from a bottle. The little bit of fizzy head dissolved quickly or at least in the four bottles I had from the Spring Sampler. The aroma comes off nice with a citrus and hoppy mixture and the taste backs up the citrus part with only slightly imparting the hoppiness to me. Itís palate definitely leaves you with a feeling of your drinking a wheat beer with a very little bit of what Iíve expected from other American Pale Ales. Overall a nice and easy drinking beer that has more connections to the wheat beer side of itís creation then the Pale Ale side, but nothing overly exciting if youíre looking for it or expect it from the Odd Notion series.
Drake (7840) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from the Spring sampler. Pours a lightly hazy lemon yellow color with a medium creamy white head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of bready, nutty malts with citrus and floral hops. Taste is bitter citrus hops up front with caramel, citrus and bready notes. Medium bodied. Kinda boring but not bad.
PorterPounder (5101) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2010 Rerate Had this time around as Encore. Much more of a nice citrusy bent to it. More like a typical IPA Original 2.9 Tallahassee, Fl. - Market Square Liquors, 12 oz bottle - part of a Spring Mixed 12 pack. Pours a cloudy dark yellow with no head. Faint lemony aroma . Flavor has some muted citrus to it, a hint of white grapes, a wee bit of butterscotch. A bit muddled, but somewhat refreshing. Mouthfeel has a bit of a stinging sense to it - but not a distraction. Below par.
nick76 (4140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is very much like a hoppy wheat beer. Itís got the right malty sweetness to go along with some citrus hops. Itís like a hopped bread. The appearance is cloudy white gold with a medium head. The flavor is like the aroma with a bitter finish. The palate is smooth. Overall a very nice beer.
LinusStick (2738) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A delicious and different beer. Aroma was all wheat. I thought this was a hefe at first. Pour was a cloudy light bubbly gold with a 2 finger white head. Taste was more wheat beer than IPA. The citrus and wheat characteristics dominate with good carbonation and a slightly hoppy dry aftertaste. Good beer.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Caponeís: Aroma of wheat, hops, grains, slight citrus, and slight lemon. Poured yellow in color with a large, creamy, dense, white head that lasted throughout. Very nice head. Hazy. Lightly sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of wheat, hops, slight citrus, and slight lemon. Light to medium body. Thin, slightly chalky, then dry texture. Soft to average carbonation. Hoppy, wheat finish is dry. I was pleasantly surprised with this one.