queenholly (3502) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Lightcaramel malt and grassy hops aroma. Hazy orange with a small yellowed ivory head. Slightly sweet bready caramel malt and herbal hops flavor. Light body, soft carbonation. I think this has to be the most well done gluten free beer I’ve tried so far.
michaelinwa (636) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2014 You just know something is not right in the world when you find yourself rating a gluten free beer. But such is life at the moment. My previous view of GF beer has moved from, "Why bother?", to "Thank God for making this available". This looks to be one of the "better" GF beers, so here we go. Golden pour, decent white head that holds on barely long enough, and an aroma that consists of mild hop and...what...is...that...some grainy aroma that reminds me of malt. It’s not bad, just different. Taste is relatively dry, slightly astringent, very grainy. This is not sweet. Finish is moderately bitter and again, grainy. Ok, in the world of beer v.s. no beer, this is actually decent. In the world of "I can drink whatever I want", not so much. That said, I’ve had plenty of pale ales, among other brews, that are substantially less interesting than this. This, at least, has character and flavor, hop taste, a finish that lingers, and a little complexity. Oddly, I dislike most of this brewers other beers, and probably have rated several at about the level or lower. Overall, my new perspective stands, "Thank God this is available". This will keep me from cheating until real beer is back up for grabs.
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pour is hazy orange with foamy white head. Aroma is toasty malt, floral hops, slight citrus. Taste is crisp citrus, biscuit malt, flowery hops, slight yeast, dries on the finish.
AirForceHops (4530) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle from Trader Joe’s, Portsmouth, NH. I believe this is my 4th Gluten free beer and it’s by far the best I’ve sampled. Aroma of toasted cereal and nice floral and grassy hops. The flavor is identical to the aroma with a crisp bitterness to let you know it’s not completely dull. The floral hops linger slightly after the sip. Nice creamy texture on the palate. People with a gluten allergy finally have a decent beer to drink.
MiP (14465) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Weak hop aroma. Cloudy amber colour. Small white head. The flavour is mildly malty with a little floral aroma hop. Late rough bitterness.
onceblind (5490) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
@ South Denver Beer Fest 2013. Clear copper with a fizzy white head. Nose is kinda spicy with a strong presene of floral hops and a bit of resin. Flavor is too light, but has a nice crisp floral hop resin taste alongside a pale grain sweetness.
joergen (23579) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Ølfestival 2013.
Hazy orange coloured with a small white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and hops.
Sweet and fruity flavour of hops, grass and pine needles.
Dry hoppy finish.
HenrikSoegaard (11495) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. at DØE13. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. Amber colour. Light malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. As glutenfree nice.
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From Salling, Aarhus, DK.
Amber with white head. Aroma of peach and malt. Flavour with spices and some caramel
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The nose is of yeast bread, citrus fruits and apple. The taste starts with citrus zest, pine, earth and floral qualities. The Barley/wheat come next. Yeast bread and light fruits hang around on the palate. Somewhat nutty in the end. As far as a Pale Ale goes, this is pretty good.