MarkSachon (746) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle from Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh. I liked it despite the low ratings. For me it was crisp and refreshing and had a unique hop taste that was rare in these low shelf beers. Try it for yourself.
thedm (5136) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This draft brew from a beer bar poured a small sized head of foamy white colored bubbles that were and left behind a uncarbonated slightly hazy light brown colored body. The mild aroma was musty. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a bitter malty aftertaste. The ok flavor contained notes of bitter mild nut mild astringency and brown malt. An OK brew just nothing special.
ttutony (772) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium brown with minimal head. Hazy in appearance. Aroma of sweet caramel malt and a bit of spice. Where this beer stands out is the exceptional balance they have achieved. The malt profile is complex but not too heavy or overdone, and the hops add seasoning without overpowering. Interesting to read of the addition of hemp seeds, not sure of their overall contribution but this beer is a solid offering nonetheless.
dmac (4677) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle from Joe Canals Fire Rd. Poured a good looking orangey/amber with an average sized creamy super light beige head. Aroma is really lacking and weak, what is there is like a combo of powdered milk, nuts and grains. Medium body, soft smooth carbonation, quick fading aftertaste. Flavor is similar to the aroma but not as muted. Overall it’s a meh and reminds me of an English ESB.
EithCubes (5239) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, confounded screw-top. Nose is grainy with a distinct raspberry overtone, though that might just be might long experience with razz-wheats; there’s wheat, rye, light citrus, malt. Pours hazy amber-red with some significant brown mitigation, head is soapy beige leaning to tan. Taste sweet but not cloying, light bitterness, lightly oily and boozy but also soft rather than fizzy; touch of spicy kick but not hot or aggressive. I really like the citrus and fruit here, simply nothing like the normal output from these hops, and there’s a great caramel-dough maltiness in the fullish body, balance all around. Flavorful and quite pleasant!
HoppyScallywag (114) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice bite....little lacking on the palate. I would try it again to be fair.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Travlr (15858) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 27, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sample at Top of the Hops Biloxi. Hazy golden color. Aroma of spiced caramel. Taste is light toasted nuts. Interesting.
alexanderj (3407) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle; poured a glowing orange amber color. Aroma of ripe fruit, rotty funk, and wort. Pretty sweet flavor; fruity with some mellow earthy spice. Better flavor than aroma
twindadplus2 (629) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy orange amber with a small foamy tan head. Aroma is faint but it’s there, a bit of dough and savory spice.
Flavor is a blend of light, spicy rye and toffee malt plus a weird diacetyl flavor that I can’t quite pin down. I don’t know if that was the hemp or what but it just didn’t click for me.
mrjaxson (352) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A beverage that arrives with minimal expectations because, really, what do you expect with so many ingredients? One quality this does not have is much of an aroma -- too many ingredients? But it looks darn fine and goes down with little trouble with a snappy little finish that gives a hint of the hop combo.