Reid (1724) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz single from Trader Joes ,Salem OR.
Nice clear golden ale with a good sized frothy white head.
Aroma mostly floral/grassy hop sweet shortbread malt aromas.
Taste is a combination of the sweet malt and floral hop its OK but missing a whole lot of substance ( i guess gluten is good for something)
Its not bad and rather drinkable yet pretty uninspired.
But had i celiacs disease this would be nice.
jbruner (1727) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a light clear copper from the bottle with dissipating white head and light lacing. Aroma of west coast hops, characteristic of a pale ale. Taste follows suit, but kind of light. Decent bitter finish and nice mouth. Good beer for what it is; much better than the lager, and what the celiacs disease people need.
Bif (1198) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle- Pours a clear copper color with a decent head that fades to some lacing. Mild aroma of malt sweetness some citrus and and spice. Fairly mild flavor of malt sweetness and some citrus. Muted bitterness and a clean finish. Fairly medium body, smooth and clean. Seems to be lacking something, not bad but seems to be bland. Decent drinker, not bad for the type of beer that it is.
matthewjk (803) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hmmm....the problem with gluten-free beers is that they are usually garbage. This is probably one of the better beers in this variety, but it still lacks something desirable. Finish doesnít hold up; doesnít have a body! Okay offering.
drowland (5719) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUN 24, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
6/24/12. 12oz bottle. Slightly hazed light amber pour with a small khaki head that laces surprisingly well. Plain aroma with bits of tea and earthy hop presence. Touches of apple and caramel with a slightly bitter hoppy presence and a lingering slight chemical aspect. This is not nearly as much a disaster as the lager.
Zymurgeist2 (748) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty light hop aroma. Mostly sweet cracker on the aroma. Nice clear amber with an off-white head that is fleeting but remains on the collar. Very malt forward with slight hop bittering at the end. Malt is melted caramel. Slight floral hop flavor.
Aurelius (3728) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty standard APA aroma - lightly sweet, a little grapefruit zest, you all know the drill. Somehow the aroma gave me the impression that I get from fresh fish (though it didnít smell like fish) - a background vapor that you canít quite smell but can feel in your nostrils. Good label. Clear, bright and brassy medium orange brew with a small, thin lacing head. Not sweet. The hops donít produce flavor so much as they simply bitter the brew. Acidic, medium body, long bitter finish. Most of the gluten free beers that Iíve had have just been plain foul. This is OK. Iím not sure, exactly what gluten is, but I think itís synonymous with "flavor". Letís stop the senseless discrimination against gluten, and hope for a quick cure to sprue so that grain better used as porridge doesnít get turned into gluten-free beer. New Leaf Market, over there by the girls with the hairy legs and the dude with the Zac Brown knit beanie.
DrSilverworm (4105) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle, bottled May 10, 2012. Clear amber color, with a nice thin foamy khaki head. Some loose reaches of lace. Authentic pale ale taste. Crisp lighter carbonation, dry texture. Mild bitter taste. Crisp english-style toasty malt and hop balance - if given blind, I would just think this was an light-flavored english style pale ale, but wouldnít guess that itís gluten-free. Impressive, but somehow, still not as drinkable as refreshing as normal beers. I actually preferred the Omission lager (tried both side-by-side).
JaBier (4352) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sample as a bonus beer at the Evil Twin tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 6/7/12. Clear copper pour with a thin off-white head. Malty nose with not much else. Malty flavor with some crisp hops. Pretty bland overall.
PorterPounder (4956) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 12 oz bottle. Pours a medium copper with lazy, but long lasting bubbly white head. Aroma has a nice spruce bent to it with touches of spice. Flavor has an overall nutty profile to it with hints of bittersweet citrus notes. Some back end caramel notes. Mouthfeel has that pasty feel to it that is ubiquitous to gluten free beers. Much better than the lager.