ilovedarkbeer (2711) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light amber sort of yellow tinged color with a bubbly white head. Notes of faded hops, copper, glazed sweet breads, citrus and earth. Was pretty underwhelmed given the pedigree.
Darwenus (883) - Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer pours a cloudy orange/yellow with average head. Fruit and warm, sweet malts on the aroma. Bananas, bread, some citrus. The flavor is much more to the bitter side, with a pine-resin-floral hop punch and a very dry finish. Incredibly well balanced beer. Very complex take on the style. Quite nice.
VastActiv (5667) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Maine Beer Company, Freeport. Originally rated 20160221. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, some pine, hops and malts.
brownaler (547) - 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 (829) - 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 didn’t 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 (486) - 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 (813) - 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 (5781) - Boston, 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 (1169) - 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 (1248) - 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.