Sammer (1047) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Taste is flowers, mild hops, grain and malt. A bit more hops would do this one well, but otherwise a decent offering.
Sledutah (4924) - Utah, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle picked up at The Grapevine
Clear golden with a small white head and some lacing. Aroma of straw, fruity, oranges and earthy. Flavors of wheat, herbal and lemon peel
Doofgoblin (309) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A straight forward but hoppy brew that’s really good. Aroma is slightly less that you might think, but the hops are there. The flavor has a rustic sweet that is really complemented by the hops that are citrusy. The finish is smooth and faintly bitter and the mouth feel is medium. This brew is certainly for the hop enthusiast...
snoworsummer (2188) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bomber. Pours clear light gold. Tastes like creamy hops, mils grapefruit and pine. Very easy to drink. Light hop and malt smell. Low/medium body and carbonation.
sonnycheeba (3592) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear gold with creamy, white head. Aroma is biscuit and cereal malts, light toast, rye, grassy and citrus hops, and light floral notes. Flavor is smooth malt flavor with good supporting grassy hop notes and light citrus fruit esters; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
jefcon (1400) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The name is a perfect description of this beer. On the nose and on the palate, biting pine and apricot hops. A little earthy. Then a caramel sweetness from the malts. Two aggressive profiles in balance, if not harmony. A worthwhile experiment.
rumproasts (2948) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. golden with one finger head. mild hops with a slight bite in the finish, but the overall taste just doesn’t do it for me. clearly i’m in the minority here.
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A steady pour into my teku glass produces a three finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is a brilliantly clear, pale gold color that shows a brighter version of the same when held up to the light. The aroma smells herbal, a touch straw like, with a hint of citrus, some light pine sap notes, and, in the finish, an almost buttery, concentrated sweet grain maltiness that even leans a touch towards toffee somehow.
Chewy, with a pale malt character up front that is not overly sweet, quickly though the hop character kicks in and provides a biting, spicy, floral, and herbal hop character that lingers on the palate. There is perhaps a hint of citrus character to the flavor, and the finish has a solid, grain bread flavor to it that lingers along with a light bitterness and some herbal hop notes. The malt and hop balance in the flavor are quite a bit more balanced than it was in the nose, but the hop character is still the dominant note. The malt provides a solid, chewy, cracker like grain character, a touch of dried straw, and a rounded bread flavor. The body is chewy, and textured without being heavy.
This is a bit nicer than I might have been expecting, but on the other hand, as long as it was hoppy it should have been good. Definitely an enjoyable beer
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Sam’s, Durham. On the cheap side for NB bombers, so why not? Bright, clear golden pour with a brimming carbonation. Dry noble hops in the nose are appealing on a hot day. Medium bodied, playful carbonation. Some bready notes in the taste, but mostly leafy, dry, and fairly inviting overall. Not much complexity to it, but enjoyable on its own terms.
beerproject (129) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent hop aroma and very clean characteristic lager flavor, which works well with some more hop flavor. I actually enjoyed this one a lot more than I thought I was going to.