DSG (5731) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Better Beer Of The Month Club. Slightly hazy golden with a white head. Hoppy aroma, citric and floral, slightly stale, with mild graininess. Sweetish flavor with a bit of graininess and bitter hops, slightly stale. Medium-bodied. Decent but not fresh enough.
ajnepple (2115) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle from Evergreen Discount. Orange and clear appearance with a sticky white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, tropical notes, resinous hops, grass, toasted grains and light malts. Similar flavor, crisp with medium bitterness, mild sweetness and light herbs/spices. Medium body with an astringent finish, somewhat unpleasant. Gluten free? Coulda fooled me.
Beaver (1282) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle, dated 2/19/14. Pours hazy golden orange with a big rocky white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is biscuity honey malts with some fruit and peppery piney hops.
The flavor is biscuity honey malts with some light fruit and strong grassy bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with sharp carbonation.
Overall, it doesnít taste gluten free and has good bitterness. I just donít care for the hop profile much.
michaelinwa (590) - Bothell, Washington, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours typical IPA color, pretty low aroma, average head that doesnít stick around long. Flavor is basic bitter with a significant malt backbone. I find the hop profile to be too simple, and a bit on the harsh side. Finishes with a long linger bitterness, fairly resinous, and still too much for my palate. You have to like them bitter to like this. Not a fan, but itís more than decent for a GF IPA.
Ibrew2or3 (6843) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours with a clear deep gold body that supports a thin white head. The aroma offers up some mild sweet sugary malt notes that roll into a bit of mango and citrus and spicy hops. The taste has a thin layer of juicy citrus to slightly mango fruitiness that slides quickly into a moderate degree of spicy hoppiness that delivers some resiny bitterness as well as hop flavor. So this is how you make a gluten free beer; cover up the unpleasant fermentables with a pleasing degree of hops. Works for me. Not bad.
joebudzjoe (668) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Straight from the bottle. Good medium body thatís not too bready or heavy. Clean, citrusy hop flavor with notes of grapefruit and lemon and a bit of spice. Delicious gluten free beer and the best readily available gluten free beer Iíve tried yet.
Cunningham (4438) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Misty golden color, with a fine thick white head. Good lacing.
Aroma: Rich nice grapefruit hoppy, some butterscotch and tropical fruity.
Palate: Medium + body. Tad sweet, and a nice fresh bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Fresh pleasant grapefruit hoppy and tropical fruity on a balanced malty back.
Overall impression: Lovely tasty easy drinkable IPA. Recomendable!
Personal stats: Bottle fromÖ.eh I do not know. Someone left it in my house after RBNG14.
DruncanVeasey (7134) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Live rate at home. Bottle from Whole Foods Columbus Circle, NYC. Pours brilliant bronze-gold with a tight, persistent white foam. Sweet mandarin, lemon zest and biscuit aroma with mineral suggestions. Taste similarly attractive with crisp soapy pine, mandarin and floral hop over a clean and lingering cashew, chaff and custard cream finish right. Flavour-wise approaching the sessi...English GA ballpark, actually. Slick honeyed mouthfeel, correct carbonation; lively but stopping short of fizz. These Widmer boys know how to put an IPA together. Excellent; by a long, long way the best gluten free beer Iíve tasted.
gunnfryd (10451) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 3, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden-orange colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, pine, grapefruit, citrus, caramel. Flavour is fruit, malt, hop, pine, grapefruit, peaches, caramel. bitter finish. Ordinary beer.
jde123 (764) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thank you so much for a gluten-free beer that actually tastes like a real beer. I realized recently that I have slight issues with gluten, so if I can, I typically get something from Omission - this is a pretty decent IPA - better than the omission pale ale.