hopscotch (9736) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can... Murky caramel-colored ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Decent retention. The bouquet is a fusion of milk chocolate, toasted nuts and caramel intermingled with less substantial notes of cherry, passionfruit and herbs. Full bodied and lightly creamy with soft carbonation. Well-balanced. Caramel and milk chocolate sweetness is equaled by earthy, woody bitterness. Super low acidity and, unlike the nose, I can find no fruit in the flavor. Finishes mildly bitter, lightly tangy and a touch dry.
j12601 (7000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can courtesy of Max at a tasting at Paul’s. Pours a fairly heavily hazed amber with ruby highlights and a soft white head around the edges. Very light jammy fruit on the nose, a touch of nutty malt. Medium bodied, malt and a touch of toast. Sweet but then picks up a bit of roast and a hint of cocoa.
Zeswaft (1422) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Quite disappointing. At first I had high expectations because I like the majority of Maui beers until I got this home and discovered it was a collaboration with Jolly Pumpkin. I can’t stand sours beers and I haven’t found one of theirs that was tolerable. No wonder why this was overpriced. I think it was about $6/can or something ridiculous. Pours out murky brown/copper water. Aroma is fuels and some acidic cherry. Flavor is bland burnt caramel and some cherry.
neepsntatties (1271) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2012
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Can. Yes! The can ( aka the Crapper)is where this beer belongs! Colour...orange- amber with no head. Nose...faint fruit and spent grain. Palate... OMFG! This tastes like vomit that’s been grilled! End of review.
nimbleprop (5295) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
4oz pour looks like hazy grapefruit juice with some creamy white head. Nose is topical fruit , passion fruit, grapefruit, sttawberry, floral, fruit. Flavor is a little weak, light malt, light fruit, watered down acid. Light, watery finish.
daknole (9623) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Amber pour, white head. Aroma is grainy, very light fruits, lagerish yeast notes. Flavor is grainy, yeasty, not much going on with the fruit. Boring and a bit of a bummer.
italarican (1494) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can thanks to maxxxxxdaddy. Golden pour. Notes of strawberry in the nose. Flavor hits first of passionfruit but overtaken by banana and lager grains. Grainy finish that interferes with the parts I liked.
jtclockwork (9074) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at Paul’s. Pours dark amber with white head. Nose/taste of cherry skin, exotic fruit, pepper and caramel. Medium body.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Van from Papago. Poured into my JP/Maui collaboration glass courtesy of Rayl101! Pours a hazy amber color with a fluffy eggshell head. Nice lacing. Aroma is wheat, malt, and some fruit. Taste is quite malty in the vein of fat tire with some light fruit. Medium bodied. Not really what I was expecting. Too malty and less fruit for my liking.
vtafro (3913) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy red golden pour with white head. Cherry dominated aroma. Flavor is very muted, light cherry skins.