FROTHINGSLOSH (4035) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy pale golden color with a huge sudsy yellow-white head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was sweet and tangy orange, lemon and sourdough bread. The flavor was bitter and very tart with strong citric acid and light touches of egg white and grapefruit. Long tart citric acid finish. Light to medium body. Not good.
Boutip (4024) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a slightly hazy blonde color ale with a large white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of semi-sweet cereal notes with light hoppy and floral notes. Taste is a mix between some semi-sweet clean cereal malt backbone with some light floral and hoppy notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Enjoyable though nothing to write home about either.
TURDFERGUSON (3580) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Spuyten Duyvel. Wow, this stuff was money. I donít think I have ever had a non-infected McNeills beer before so this was quite the treat. Super fresh, lots of hops, some nice honey malt sweetness to balance things out. Could have downed several more pints.
probstblueribbon (2418) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bomber from Finger Lakes Beverage, served cool in a tulip glass. 17MR12.
App.: Clear deep golden with a nice orange-white foam.
Aroma: Oddly sharp, astringent, possibly medicinal, some light peach/apricot fruitiness, apple/pear as well, not great.
Palate: Medium body, very relaxed effervescence.
Flav.: Thereís a medicinal note that reminds me of Buckleyís...pine gum or eucalyptus or something, still a decent amount of fruitiness, soft, friendly, inviting malts, I wish I could put my finger (tongue? Nose?) on the notes that I canít describe; dry with limited bitterness and a mostly pleasant malty, biscuit, fruity finish.
This blond is more eclectic than explosive.
gnoff (6374) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at Rattle íNí Hum, NYC, on January 30, 2012
Really hazy golden color, white head. Apricots, acidic, malty, lemon taste. Warming alcohol. Moussy (a bit) mouthfeel, low bitterness. Acidic scent, a bit too much so.
bhensonb (9092) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Carl. Pours hazy orange gold with a fizzy/creamy head. Light citrus aroma. Med body, nearly. Very nice carb seems to enhance the citrus aspect. Malt is present, but this is more about fruity citrus hop than malt. Nice.
Slipstream (1786) - USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mild grain and yeast aroma. Cloudy butterscotch colored pour. BB is a mellow, bready brew with an undercurrent of malty sweetness. I tasted wheat and a bit of melon. No tsunamis here, but this is a solid, everyday beer.
DocLock (6826) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Caponeís. Pours turbid orange with 2-finger frothy off-white head. Nose is orange marmalade, hopcitrus, tangerine, very tropical fruity. Tastes caramel malty, with tangerine, pineapple, hops, and a complex flavor.
blipp (4880) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2011 Bottle. Pours golden orange with a white head. The flavor is grainy with a little bit of a weird tartness. This tastes like itís probably infected. Itís not awful, but there are some definite tart green apple like notes. Not awful, but pretty bad.
rudolf (2276) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2010
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Every McNeills beer Iíve had over the past 6 or 7 years (all bottled) have been infected. They obviously want to sell infected beer so Iím going to rate infected beer. Nose is plastic, bubblegum, fruit, phenolic. Flavor is fruit, plastic, acidic bubblegum.