ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy gold color and a three-fingers high head, shaded just off white. There’s an appropriate level of froth to the head’s texture, and an incredible amount of lacing is left behind as it recedes.
S: The hops here take a grassy, mildly citrusy tone here. After a while, this gradually shifts into a spicier note. Malty sweetness is evident yet non-intrusive.
T: Piny, peppery bitterness opens the palate, while the close seems to introduce a very subtle touch of grapefruit juiciness to counteract the mild bitterness. The cracker-like maltiness stays even throughout, providing a good ballast to the pleasant hoppiness. There’s a nice level of finesse here, and even a modicum of depth.
M: I certainly appreciate a crisp, light feel like this one has. The body is medium in thickness and quite firm, yet with a wonderful finishing dryness. Carbonation is medium.
O: This is quite good, I must say - but I have to dock points here. Simply put, it’s priced like an import, without any significant standout qualities to justify it. $6/500ml is a hard sell for something not really far off from SNPA. The increased level of refinement and subtlety compared to its peers might make it a worthwhile purchase to some, though.
trapped (759) - New York City, TURKEY - SEP 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pale yellow with creamy white head, floral hops aroma, low carbonation, lavender-like hops flavor, medium finish, citrusy aftertaste.Very smooth and nice brew.
John25 (470) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft "all-in" flight at the brewery. Clear yellow. Herbal hop aroma. They taste adds a light citrus kick. Super drinkable and clean. Very balanced.
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Insertpunhere (29) - Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft, pale yellow, really nice floral hop presence without the bitterness. Quite an outstanding, well balanced beer. Maine is doing something right.
Chalumeaux (56) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 19, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light golden color citrus aroma very smooth going down with a well balanced fresh hop finish. Great beer.
Oakes (12446) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Calgary. Cloudy gold with a massive Duvel-style head. The head falls, aroma has some mandarin, meyer lemon, a touch of dusty yeast. Sweet pale malts are quite attractive. While the bitterness is fairly low, the peachy-sweet citrus fruit is really nice. Good balance, fresh taste, finish shows a little dryness. A good benchmark.
jcr (2198) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - AUG 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy golden body with a pillowy white head, fully lasting. Aroma of toasted grain, citrus, lemon, herb, straw. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation. Starts with taste of citrus, peach, toasted grain, grass, all of which are fairly light. Then the bitterness kicks in. Lots of flavor. Nicely nuanced.
edgallow (2033) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
16.9 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of citrus and sweet malts. Taste is malts and grapefruit.
gnomungus (51) - - AUG 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very dry, crisp beer. Lots of lemony citrus up front with a refreshing amount of bitterness in the wash. Great in the heat.
Tommynh (26) - - AUG 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice light golden color with a hoppy scent. Very nice taste, not an overpowering IPA but you can taste the hops. Aftertaste is short, nothing (heavy or light) seems to linger too long after the sip. A good IPA
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sudomorph (585) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear, light yellow with a lively, near white head, and a swirl of yeast if you are not careful. Aroma is pleasant. Bright citrus, pine, resin,and a hint of bread. Taste is balanced. Slightly floral with pine, resin, grapefruit, citrus, a hint of yeast, and a touch of hop spice at the end. Medium body and carbonation. Clean in the mouth with a bubbly carbonation and a dry finish. Overall a very tasty beer. Aroma is lighter than the flavour but that would be the only down side.