3fourths (7764) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. American hop-forward nose, Cascade / Centennial pine resin and orange rind and orange jellies and such. Syrupy body, sweet honey malt leaves an oily texture on the tongue. Sharply bitter and pine-heavy. Clean fermentation but strangely filmy / slick texture. One-dimentional hop-driven sweet IPA but certainly more flavorful than any GF beer Iíve had before.
ElGaucho (2139) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Sweet aroma with some hop evident. Mostly clear amber body with cascading bubbles and a lasting white head. Nice lace. Nice hop profile. If I didnít know it lacked gluten I might not notice that it has some thinness, which may be due to the lack of gluten. Not being an expert in such matters. Not bad at all.
bhensonb (10158) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Whole Foods in Folsom, CA. Pours amber gold with a slight white head. Nice hop aroma. Seems citrus. Med body. Nice hop burn. Lots of citrus/resin. Lots. Backbone seems lightly malty. Which is not literally possible. But this is likely to be the best gluten free thus far. Not a lot of support for the hops, but it works.
Beerenberger (1226) - Fischer, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
Aroma of grapefruit. Pours a slightly hazy golden with a thin, mostly diminishing, white head and no lacing. The taste is mildly bitter. Grapefruit, pine, some resin notes, bread. Medium body with medium crisp carbonation.
Overall, a very drinkable, not over the top, IPA. Full disclosure: had I realized this was a glutton free beer, I probably wouldnít have bought it in the first place. Would have been my loss.
Reid (1782) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2013 12oz single bought from Rothís Sunnyslope Market in S.Salem.
Pours a pale almost yellow/orange colour with a large luxurious,rocky off white head.
Aromas of slightly grapefruit and floral hops.. some bready malts.
Taste is quite balanced between the citric hops and a nice smoothcaramel maltiness.
Ok beer good to drink
Good enough mouthfeel..low carbonation, soft.
ansjelaah (1042) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gekocht in Duitsland, gedronken met joes, benzai en dutchdrebus, oranje heldere kleur, witte schuimkraag, ruikt fruitig, fris en hoppig, smaakt fruitig, hoppig, bitter
BrewDad (4582) - Olympia, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. This actually has a very nice IPA aroma and flavor. I was impressed. Crisp and clean this is the best Gluten free beer this far.
Beese (927) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Purchased at Beermongers in Portland, OR. Drunk in the UK with my mum who has coeliac disease. Easily the best gluten free beer Iíve tried. I wouldnít have known that it was GF and actually I think itís better than Widmerís regular IPA. Iím guessing a lot of high quality hops were used, because I couldnít detect much beyond a bit of an astringent grain flavour which might have given away the substitute malts. Highly recommended for those who canít have gluten!
bpreo (1376) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Omission (part of Widmerís) is a Portland, Oregon micro-brew label. They make gluten-free beer, which is a cool for people with Coeliac disease, and/or arrogant snobs who eat a Gluten-free diet, but still want to get drunk.
This is only their third beer (they have an Ale and Lager, if Iím not mistaken). The bonus on this one is the 6.7% alcohol content.