kramer (5800) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2015
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber body with a one finger frothy beige head that left some clingy lace. The aroma is soggy grain and sweet caramel with very minimal hops. The flavor is much the same, this isnít fooling anyone that thereís malt in here. Itís very soggy and wet with too much residual sweetness, and very lacking in hops. Light to medium bodied and clingy with fizzy carbonation. If I were on the anti-gluten wagon, I would just skip beer instead of drinking this.
notalush (5716) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had no idea this was gluten free when I bought it - bought as a single - nothing on the label states as such - oh well - clear orange, with a rather thick lace and some fine suspended particulate - nose of earthy hops and tropical fruit, a bit of honeyish sweetness - flavor is a bit sweet up front, but it dries out as the hops come to the fore, bringing notes of tropical fruit, peppery character - a bit of a biscuit note and ginger on the tail end - surprisingly good for a gluten free beer.
wlajwl (5688) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is citrus and grainy malts. The flavor is citrus, mildly sweet/slightly out of place malts and a crisp finish.
jgb9348 (5612) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice light caramel coloured body with an orange glow and a thin, one centimetre tall light tan head. Aroma of light hops with some citrus and herbal notes very noticeable with a little malt smell and a touch of alcohol and cardboard. Light-bodied; Sharp herbal and lightly earthy hop notes show up front with a good malt backbone (somehow without glutens) behind and a bitterness showing well from the hops. Aftertaste is nice with the bitterness very noticeable, a touch of alcohol, but the good news is that you donít really miss the malt or glutens. Overall, a rather surprisingly good and true-to-style beer considering what it could be without the full malt notes. If you have celiac disease, this one is definitely one worth trying and enjoying all the time - otherwise, itís not a bad choice to sample if you like APAs. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in McLean, Virginia on 24-October-2012 for US$1.79 sampled at home in Washington on 02-November-2012.
reebtogi (5594) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a finger of white head leaving some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is light citrus with some other light fruits. Taste is a citrus hop bitterness with a light fruity and caramel malty sweetness. Finishes clean with a light body and decent carbonation. Very well done for a gluten free brew, after tasting I would never have known this was a GF beer.
obguthr (5589) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2016
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Slightly skunked aroma of dandelion and lesser honey. Slightly hazy amber, medium head, little retention. Evenly balanced honey and lilly, good intensity. Medium body, easy carbonation. I have to say this a wonderful beer for what it is. Itís flavorful, well balanced, and delicious. I would buy this again, even though I have no dietary restrictions against gluten.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not bad at all for a gluten-free beer. The pour produced a clear golden bronze body with the slenderest (yet sustained) white head. The aroma is hops, pink and yellow grapefruit with a dash or two of lemon zest. The taste follows suit, citrus with just a dab of "malty" sweetness. It finishes fairly dry with a moderate zesty bitterness. Iíd dink this one again.
DutchDrebus (5562) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ benzai. Clear golden orange colour with a small white head. Smells fruity hops, sweet, apricot, peach, mango. Tastes fruity, hoppy, bitter. Medium body, nice carbo.
EithCubes (5556) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Beautiful floral aroma mixing with citrus and heavy caramel and hop spiciness. Light wood, but more about that doughy caramel (which reminds me of Lagunitas every time, without fail). Bright but hazy body with a short off-white head. Taste is moderately dry (thereís some sweetness to start but itís not too big), fullish body in heft, big Centennial-type woodiness with a little paper-/cat-scratch ala Simcoe -- hard to believe this is straight Cascade considering the variety theyíre getting from the hops here. Sticky caramel, malty and not grainy, clean with light APA-level bitterness. I like this more than its lagery sister, and man, the two have opened my eyes to just how far commercial gluten-free brewing has come in the past few years.
dwyerpg (5550) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well, I didnít know that this was gluten free so thatís pretty good start. Looks the part, the aroma is a pretty balanced mixture of hops and malt. This goes down pretty smooth, and for a gluten free beer is a quite reasonable price. May be the best of the gluten frees Iíve had.