maddmatt639 (260) - Pacifica, California, USA - SEP 15, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Low retention and decent lacing. Smells of slight hops and sweet malt. Tastes kind of stale-like with some malt and a little hop background. Don't like.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
SHIG (3602) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a golden color with white head. Aroma is light hops. Taste is fruity and malts.
3fourths (8100) - 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 (2217) - 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 (11248) - 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 (1475) - 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 (1917) - Salem, 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 (1450) - 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 (5004) - Olympia, Washington, 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 (1905) - 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!