kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very hazy copper color. Pours all foam like a misbehaving. American light pale lager with to co2 cranked up way too high to 8psi. Danky malt aroma with the malt winning the fight. Its got that crazy new zealand hop taste. You know what that is. Its not as bad as you would think from the ratings so try one, or not.
after4ever (6513) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at apex. Pours a murky dark amber with a dense and creamy off white head. Lots of sheeting lace. Musty, damp bread dough nose. Creamy medium body with wooly carb. Nitrogen and damp bread dough on the mid palate. Earthy laundry finish.
WheatKing (1319) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Moon Under Water, Victoria. Pours clear copper (rubeh tones), lasting white head. Nose is CTZ herb/spice/earthiness, dry hopped orange, some grape but not as predominant as in their (stellar) pale ale, crystal malt. Flavour is not too bitter with earthy fruitiness and crystal malt, oily palate, no tannins. More CTZ than NZ; this was quite nice.
douglas88 (6836) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Apex. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. A light tropical fruit nose. A smooth floral flavor, easy drinking, some tea, crispness, low bitterness, some resin and fruit. Mellow. Good beer overall.
Jimthechap (1941) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It’s a bit of a hop-overdose this one with massive resinous and tropical fruit aromas. The colour was orange- amber with a good collar of head considering it came from gas-flow. For something that was dry-hopped so much, the flavour wasn’t overwhelmingly bitter or too much of anything. Sure, it has a massive hoppiness with spruce, herbal anger and malty fruitiness, but I was surprised at how drinkable this was.
DialSquare (3192) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Proof. Orange pour. White head w/ good retention. Aroma is resiny citrus hop. Tastes are earthy hops, fresh spice, citrus, floral. Smooth. 7.2
stantheman (705) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Biercraft on The Drive in Vancouver. Big hops and big malts in the same glass. This is a great one, and a great reason to drop by Biercraft tomorrow for another. More detail, hopefully, tomorrow.
Bule (1086) - California, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Taps in Petaluma. Pours a hazy pale brown color without much head. Mild hop flavors but there seems to be a number of different hop flavors that don't come together too well. A little too sweet.
mcberko (8520) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Apex, pours an opaque orange with a small white head. Aroma of doughy notes, some slightly orange-like fruity notes, and moderate floral hops. Flavour brings out loads of oranges, doughy malts and floral hops. Not very hoppy, but very fruity and light on the palate. Highly drinkable, and not suggestive of a higher alcohol beer. Great stuff.
jbruner (2837) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice copper on tap with fluffy off-white head that leaves moderate lacing. Aroma is heavy on the caramel malt and booze, with a hint of floral citrus behind. Taste is more balanced, with a boozy bitter hop ending. Different than what I’m used to, but good.