r464 (2254) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
There is a slight hops bite and finish, including a touch of bitterness, but the underlying taste is off. A bit sour, sweet, with a lingering aftertaste.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6542) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2012
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Rotten garbage - now with hops! Another pile of crap in this brewery lineup bit at least the hops disguised what was beneath. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark caramel color with a huge soapy orange-tan head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was faint floral, piney and herbal hops with light cracker underneath. The flavor was dry and grainy with notes of cracker, mint, garbage and herbal and floral hops. The finish was long, grainy, medicinal, and had lingering mint and hops. Disgusting.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2012
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of sorghum, hops, garbage, and rice. Poured amber in color with a tiny, off-white head that quickly diminished but lasted around the edges. Clear. Not sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of sorghum, alcohol, gasoline, and nail polish remover. Light body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Drain pour.
DocLock (9709) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Craft. Pours medium copper with 1-finger frothy off-white head and a lot of carbonation streams. Nose is sorghum, pretty high hop load. Tastes of sorghum, a bit tart, with a hefty hop bill, some mild molasses, and earthy yeasty notes. Tastes a lot like some of the pale ales I used to brew in my Mr. Beer kit. Not too shabby for this style, and by this style I mean gluten-free and not specialty grain.
obguthr (5490) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2012
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
No aroma. Clear orange, no head. Cardboard on the palate. Watery. Macro-ish.
jakenburg (3) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 28, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Probably the best Gluten-Free beer I’ve had so far. My fiance was just diagnosed with Celiac’s so we’ve been trying a lot of different options. We both like IPA’s, so this is a lot closer to what we’ve been looking for than a lot of the more mainstream options like Red Bridge (ok) and New Grist (absolutely terrible). It’s hoppy which is my most important criteria, but could use more flavor. I was just informed that Sarah is "not in love with it". We’ll keep looking. Someone make a gluten-free IPA! Dogfish Head, that means you...
cheap (5230) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Looks like a darker lager, you know, yuengling er sumthin. Has the sweet smell of a stronger pale ale. Yes, very ale ish and does come across like many craft normal beers. however, weird sharp thing happens on the buds after every slug, like bandaids er sumthin. Quite strong bitter almost gag thing builds. Wierd sharp hoppy thing in here. May appeal to some ipa or strong apa lovers. Specialty grain, eh?
hopdog (11196) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz bottle. Poured a clear golden color with a small sized head. Toasty, some earthiness, and caramel. Tastes of the same with a weird aftertaste.
emacgee (4585) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2011
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours clean pale amber with one finger off white head. Nose is weird, lightly citric and then just rotten watermelon. Tastes like rotten watermelon. Awful.
Aquilo (616) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 19, 2011
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a dark copper brown with a very small head. If I’m being nice, I would say that the aroma is replete with citrus, caramel, and spice. Honestly thought, my first thought was that it smells like a cleaning product. Pine Sol, perhaps. The flavor is much harder to be nice about. It tastes like a urinal cake, and it leaves a cloying sweetness lingering in your mouth. This is a definite drain pour. I can’t bring myself to take more than one sip.