corby112 (2689) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very hazy, dark golden orange color with tangerine edges and a two finger frothy white head that very slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Excellent retention with the pillowy foam cap leaving large streaks of soapy lacing in it’s path. A little darker and cloudier than I prefer and possibly over carbonated but otherwise looks pretty good.
Earthy, floral hop aroma with strong hints of sticky pine needle, hop resins and fresh cut grass countered by sweet tropical fruit notes, caramel malt and boozy sweetness. Smells more like an IPA with dank grassy hops countered by grapefruit, pineapple and citrus zest, although these fruit notes are somewhat muted. Malt backbone is a bit stronger than expected with hints of bread, biscuit, toffee and caramel. More alcohol than I expect/prefer, especially at only 5.5%.
Lighter body than expected with soft carbonation and a crisp hop bite that lingers over the sweeter notes, yeast and pale malt backbone into a dry finish. Smells like an DIPA but tastes and feels more like a pale ale. Nice earthy hop bitterness with hints of sticky pine needle, grass and wet hay countered by subtle citrus fruit. The tropical/citrus fruit presence found in the nose are mostly gone in the flavor. There’s some grapefruit and orange rind but it’s a delicate presence providing some needed balance. This is followed by some bready yeast and a prominent malt backbone. Sweeter than expected with biscuit, cracker and faint caramel. Not the most complex beer but A Tiny Beautiful Something is very drinkable with a nice balance of interesting flavors.
DrSilverworm (9083) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle, from Dutch’s. Bottled 10/27/15. Up front in the aroma, big pineapple, mild peppery hop, good pininess. Big hop overall. Hazy orange color. Finger of off-white head. Good retention. Leaves good ridges of lace. Medium body, with a smooth, kind of soft lighter to moderate strength carbonation. Good dry finish. Nice moderate to bigger bitter taste, very mild sweet, dry overall. Awesome pale ale. Great big nice piney candied citrus hop character. Awesome single-hop pale ale. Very big and bright. Awesome to enjoy with my Turkey Italiano.
alexsdad06 (7418) - Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle from Dutch’s. Pours a hazy golden color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have bigger citrus, sweet juicy orange, orange zest, pale toasted malts, grass, moderate bitterness to the finish, hints ofthe flaked oats to the mouth feel, a solid pale ale, though I would enjoy this more in the summer, this was one of the colder days we have seen in a while.
micmillon18 (34) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 12, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500ml bottle into a pint glass. Born on date reads 10/06/2015
Aroma - Bright scents of tangerine, clementine, mango. Sour candy (Sour Patch Kids). Juniper berry bitterness.
Appearance - Sticky, creamy white head. Hazy deep-orange with a creamy white head. Maine Beer Co. beers always have a way of capturing the eye.
Taste - Sweet citrus flavors (clementine, tangerine) lead to orange rind-like bitterness. Licorice, cereal, and a bit of orange creamsicle make appearances. El Dorado hops lend a unique sort of mentholated cooling sensation. Love everything going on here.
Palate - Light-medium bodied. Creamy, soft carbonation. Dry finish.
Overall - This one speaks to how versatile and complex the El Dorado hop is. Spectacular brew.
ryanfolty (2204) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
October 23, 2015 - bottle at Darkness. Shared by Tom. Super easy to drink and nicely balanced.
JK (5325) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold color. Very fresh hops in the flavor and aroma. Some very light malt flavor. Very good. Freshness helps.
deyholla (8859) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Tom, thanks! Pours a near clear light golden orange with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a citrus and grass combination with a nice grain backbone. Flavor has bitter citrus and grass with grain and light fruit supporting.
MaBeer1972 (1558) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle fro W&M Mansfield. Pours out a very hazy light orange color with a frothy off-white head that settles to a thick lace. Light bready citrus aromas and flavors. Low bitterness. Smooth texture. Perhaps a bit thick from the oats?
falco242 (354) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well this is just easy to drink. Not super hoppy or fruity or malty but a nice subtle mix of all of it. Incredibly balanced and really just wonderful.
markducommun (535) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy golde, ample white head. Notes of pepper, dark mango, tropical fruits. Light citrus. Honey. Lightly bitter, some sweetness. Very lively, light body. Medium finish. Quite nice.