Beershine (5177) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Marble brewery, ABQ. Bright golden orange with stable head. Bright hop aroma with lots of citrus--orange in particular. Light and quaffable, thirst quenching and clean. Lovely piney finish. So happy this lacks annoying chewiness that would interfere with drinkability. Hits a great spot for a refreshing hopped up ale.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brewed with local hops. Hazy straw with a nice head. The hop aroma is earthy, slightly lemony and an almost herbal rosemary, lemon verbena character. Another unique local hop beer. Biscuity malts with a light toastiness, earthy hop and a high cohumulone bitterness...especially for cascades. There must be a boatload of those things in here. Dry, lean character. Refreshing, enjoyable with a light hop spiciness late.
ketchepillar (1021) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - OCT 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at marble. Bright gold. Nice lacing. Moderate carbonation. A clean well balanced ipa that really shows off the hop profile of cascade from nose to finish. Very dry. Very light, almost watery body. Malt profile is straw and slightly candy sweet light caramel. Very drinkable.