oRos (1200) - sacramento, California, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from John. Pours raspberry ice tea. Aroma is very light. Taste is ice tea and fruit.
Beaver (1343) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz can. Pours a hazy golden orange with a big meringue white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is wit-like with some tropical fruit and funky yeast and pepper.
The flavor is earthy yeast with light tropical fruits and some peppery spices. There’s some phenolic bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with slightly sharp carbonation.
Overall, it’s more yeasty than fruity but a bit phenolic.
douglas88 (6336) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can thanks to the Boise crew! Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head. A sweet fruity nose, very tropical. A earthy yeasty flavor with big tropical fruit, very juicy at times. Really though a malt forward brew, earthy. Good.
Sledutah (5104) - Utah, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can shared at the vintage tasting
Appearance: Clear golden with a medium sized off-white head and some lacing
Aroma: Tropical fruit, bread dough and citrus
Taste: Fruity, grainy, bisquity and citrus
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Rating #96. Nice beer, very drinkable and tasty, much better than I would of expected. (2674)
MikeJslc (759) - USA - APR 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep gold, clear. Grainy malt, a little caramel, light fruit. Finish is grainy-sweet. Interesting beer.
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maekchu (2291) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Asahiya. Thick pear juice, tropical fruits, hops, and rust in the nose. Golden straw color, fine white head, some lace. Malty, and somewhat harsh initial / sort of balances out with hops in mid / light bitter finish emerges from solid trop fruit. Medium body. Another push the limits beer? Tastes like a really well-made malt liquor. I have no idea what toasted papaya seeds should add to the mix.
snoworsummer (2491) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a can. Pours clear gold with thin white head. Light body and high carbonation. Tastes like grapefruit, pears, and raspberry. Smells like pears, grapes, and kiwi.
sonnycheeba (3777) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pours clear gold with average, creamy white head; decent retention and spare lacing. Aroma is cereal and cookie malts, tropical fruit, floral and citrus hops, lemon, and light toast. Flavor is sweet malts forward with supporting tropical fruit esters, light floral hops, light yeast, and faint citrus; dry, lightly sweet finish. Light/medium body and low carbonation.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - APR 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drinks at about 6%. Fruity, tropical fruity - passionfruit, guava, pineapple and bread dough - indeed liquid breadfruit. A bit too sweet and cloying, but otherwise a nice aside.