blklab2007 (2027) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler filled at the source yesterday. Pour has a golden orange color with a coating of white head. Aroma has grapefruit, citrus rind, juicy fruit, light bitterness, and some malt to hold it together. Mouth feel is medium and the carbonation medium low. Flavor is super juicy, tropical fruits, citrus, grass, light pine bitterness, and a nice dose of malt that stands up to the hop assault. This is a home run for these guys and stands up to the best west coast stuff. Very clean and the session strength means I get to drink the whole growler!
Sregnar35 (977) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the abbey. Smells like pineapple. Pours murky and straw. Taste is pond and tart, watery.
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jkwood04 (4240) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2014 32oz growler poured into a tulip. Pours cloudy amber/golden with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of fruity and citrusy hops, plus a nice light caramel/pale maltiness. Flavor the same with a lot of galaxy hops and the perfect maltiness to balance it out. Average texture. A good pale ale.
EDIT 4/7/14: Still hazy copperish. Aroma of a lot of fruity hops and light malts. Very nice.
Tylerbp6 (40) - - JUN 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Got from the brewery in a 64oz growler. Great light beer, good hop finish.
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joebudzjoe (667) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Coalhouse Pizza. On the maltier side, this brew is lightly hopped with notes of fresh bread and a bit of citrus from the hops. Not a bad beer, but forgettable.
Reynolds314 (2479) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Awesome job by NEBCO on this. Really strong grassy citrus aroma and a nice crisp dry and lightly bittered pale ale with a lot of hop character.
auerbrau (3180) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Prime 16 - New Haven, CT. Did I just pay $2.50 for this? Yes, I did, thanks to Prime 16’s ass-kicking happy hour. And holy crap is this worth it. Easily the best hoppy beer bargain I’ve ever had. Softened fruit and pine aromas, fantastic quaffability and that emergent "Hill Farmstead" hop juice taste. A good balance with malt and plenty of awesome hop flavor to keep this American and exciting. Very, very nice.
Ernesto987 (4069) - Arizona, USA - OCT 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2012 Yea sample straight from brewery, wow this completely crushes it. What a huge tasty hop presence, this fucks with hill farmstead
davey101 (706) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 26, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
64 oz growler of the second batch. I believe this was tapped on 9/21/12. Pour into a NEBCO pint glass.
A - Like most hoppy beers from NEBCO, this is unfiltered. Hazy orange body that resembles juice. One finger high white head forms with large bubbling. Settles into a thin white cap with loads of sticky lacing and retention.
S - Orange juice hops, pine, light grass, and some crackery malts. The finish is very faint, but its certainly of dank weed. Smell is excellent.
T - Orange and grapefruit juice, a touch of pine and grass, light and crackery malts then BAM...a huge wall of bitterness. Its just so pleasantly bitter with clean and fresh notes of citrus. There is a little danky and spicy bite to round things out as well.
M - Light to medium bodied with great carbonation. Very crisp with a lasting bitterness.
O - Another amazing hoppy hit from NEBCO. This beer drinks like an IPA, but has the alcohol of one of those new-fangled session beers. This is extraordinary stuff!
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pulled straight out of the bright tank for a few of us at the brewery (how awesome is that!) Orange pour with just a little bit of head. Aroma is dank dank dank. Spicy resinous hope notes. This is a Galaxy showcase and it doesn’t disappoint. Earthy resinous spicy hop bomb. Balanced though and not overly bitter. Super tasty beer, but I was burping up Galaxy hops for the next hour.