jredmond (6923) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2010 Draft at nodding head. Pours an amber body. Aroma is pine hop. Mouthfeel is medium and a bit dry with notes of bitter citrus pine.
ROGUE (2152) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewpub. Pours a honey color with a tight beige head of foam. Aroma of floral and citrus hops, with some biscuity malt in the background. Very hoppy as expected with a very nice malt backing. Medium bodied, smooth, and creamy with a nice hop finish. Robust, but not overpowering hoppiness.
BillKismet (3658) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Eastern PA does APA’s right. Nearby Stoudt’s produces another favorite. This was by far the best brew I imbibed at Nodding Head and is a highly quaffable, sessionable brew. Fills a glass with its brassy body and shaving cream head. Delightfully hoppy. Although the aromas are complex, I am told it solely uses Cascades, with which, living in the PNW, I am intimately accustomed to. However here, the Cascades are let to shine like in few other brews. Giving off a pinyness, floralness, and spiced forest character. The flavor demonstrates similar Cascade complexity with the only detraction a slight soapy pinyness on the finish. Outstanding.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - OCT 31, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draught) deep amber with nice head and nice lace. Citrus hops aroma. Flavor was an ok malt background dominated by citrus/grassy hops.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nodding Head BPA Bill Payer Ale. Hand pump at the brewery. Dry hopped. Floral hop nose - light caramel. Clear amber golden. Fairly dark with small fine white head. Grassy floral hop flavor over light caramel maltiness. Finish is clean dry and moderately bitter. PDG I thought.
WeeHeavySD (3362) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 12, 2009
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
tap at nodding head yesterday. Pours orange with a 2 finger tan head. The nose was all fucked up, skunky skunky skunky. Taste is sweet, hoppy ok, but the nose ruined it for me.
decaturstevo (5696) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper pour with a creamy white head and lace. Light earthy hop aroma. Sweet caramel maltiness, light spice, and a hint of citrus hops. A tad thin with nice low carbonation.
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the brewpub. Very bitter flavor, with little citrus or otherwise distinct hop character. A touch sweetish. Kind of farty, dryish, bitter light malts and minerals are noted.
JoeMcPhee (9051) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden colour with a big hoppy aroma. Lots of fresh resiny pine and a soft lemon/orange citrus as well. There is a light kiss of pine as well. It’s pretty well-balanced though. Fairly assertive bitterness on the back. Lots of hoppy flavour but it comes through less on the aroma. I quite like it though.
jmm635 (964) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light amber color with a thick white head. Aroma of hops and some citrus. Maltier on the tongue than I expected. Goes down easy. Drinkable, but I wouldn’t be upset if I never had it again.