brownaler (490) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange appearance with a small head. Strong citrus body with a touch a peppercorn. Malt is lemony with a orange finish.
thepatrickman (616) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the source. While it didnít quite hit the high notes of Another One or Lunch (which were in the same flight), it was still an impressive IPA that would make a lot of other breweries pretty famous. A little sweeter and rounder than some of MBC other brews, and a little more piney, but overall complex and good.
sailracer (479) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Light gold. Mild pine aroma. Pleasant on the tongue with mild bitterness balanced with some sweet malt. Very good overall.
tsd08460 (662) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: pine, citrus, tropical fruit
Appearance: hazy golden with a white head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter finish,
ClarkVV (5250) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 10, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Row 34, 2/4/16.
Crystal clear body is of light peach-nectarine/burnished copper. Moderate amounts of carbonation create a large white head that slowly fades to cover.
Orange and nectarine notes in the nose give an almost Mosaic-like quality, but are quickly consumed by a stronger pine-grapefruit character. Sweet pale malts in the background mix with the strong, acidic hop notes to yield a more lush, juicy aroma, but it still retains plenty of resin. Light pineapple and orange rind lingering and clean, with no alcohol noted.
Sweet at first, with strong honey and whitebread character. It gives the pine and grapefruit a place to go and does balance fairly well. However, the hop flavors are just a bit too monotonous for my liking, with tons of pine, orange rind, tangy pineapple and a very light floral character. Lots of bitterness and a touch of dry, earthiness on the finish. A well-made beer, as almost all of their beers are, but like many from MBC, too heavy-handed with the bitterness/acidity for my liking.
Concealer (1107) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear yellow with a foamy, white head that lasts and laces. Aromas of pine, biscuit, grapefruit, lemongrass, orange zest, and light earthy notes. Flavor is biscuit, grapefruit, lemongrass, pine, orange zest, and bread. Light plus bodied, crisp and dry. Well balanced.
Gachupines (1217) - USA - FEB 1, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear golden color with a thick white head. Aroma is fresh, lightly piney hops though fairly clean underneath. Flavor is nice and light with a good hop bite in the finish. Clean aftertaste; great solid drinker.
Dogbrick (10910) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at The Brewzaa. The beer is a slightly hazy bright golden color with a medium white head that evaporates steadily to a film. Stringy lacing on the glass. Floral hops, fruit and malt in the nose. Light to medium body with flavors of resiny hops, grapefruit and doughy malt. The finish is mildly bitter with a lingering herbal hops aftertaste. Solid APA all around.
bluejacket74 (1751) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle, stamp on label says bottled on 120115. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a slightly hazy gold color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good. I like the aroma, the brew smells like citrusy hops, tropical fruit, kiwi fruit, pine hops and some bready malt. The taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but thereís also some lemon peel and a bit of floralness noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, itís a bit creamy and has a good amount of carbonation. Itís easy and enjoyable to drink, too. I think itís a good citrusy pale ale, glad I got to try this one! Iíd certainly drink this again in the future. $6.99 a bottle.
Brentv (611) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 28, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. I didnít mean to cellar this one, but it got lost in amongst my bigger darker beers and I just found it. This bottle was from Oct 2013, and today itís Jan 2016, so that possibly accounts for the thinner flavor and aroma than I would have expected - I do remember having a few fresh and they were better. Hazy golden pour with a big sudsy white head that settles into a foamy cap. When I popped the top, it overflowed like a Belgian. Aroma of citrus and pine with hints of Belgian yeasts. Taste is also citrus and pine, barely sweet with a dry finish. Medium thin mouthfeel.