MichaelAwesome (2768) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - JUN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
An absolutely fine, well balanced IPA with a citrus beginning and maybe unusual non-bitter end. Fesh, thirst-killing and light in the taste. Very good starter for a beer evening. Classy.
DrnkMcDermott (2738) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served from bottle at Omission event at FatPour Tapworks. Yes, Iíve notched it up a bit for being "good" as a glutoen-free beer goes. Color is a little more brown than pale ale copper in its glass. Still exhibits a nice malty and bitter hop smell. Taste is pretty forward on malts, with a basic pale ale hop background. Some orangey notes thread themselves in as I travel further down the glass. Not an "extreme" pale ale, but it starts to pick up some hop zing as it warms. Probably just being a little cautious, since the malts are modified for the GF process. Then again, thereís almost a fresh cut hop taste at the finish.
LinusStick (2738) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Meh....bought this bottle because I had never heard of it. Even before I started reading about it I could tell it was gluten free. Sorry for those of you who have to drink this. To be honest, this was actually a lot better than most of the beers in this category. Aroma was very weak. Could pick out some sort of ginger ale aroma. Thatís it. Pour was a nice enough cloudy medium gold with a white ring for a head. Taste was drinkable. Thick and almost oily, caramel is the main flavor here. Not much of a hop profile. Nice carbonation.
JanLaursen (2660) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 33 cl. Clear golden with a decent white head. Fruity hoppy and smooth caramely nose. Flavor is toasted and caramel medium sweet malty with notes of red berries, grapefruity hops, citrus. Medium bitter finish. High drinkabillity. If I had problems with gluten, Iíd drink this one on a hot summers day.
alobar (2588) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours copper color with no head. Aroma of caramel and citrus. Decent grapefruit flavor with some hop bite. A bit empty, but decent.
queenholly (2567) - 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 Iíve tried so far.
AirForceHops (2561) - 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 Joeís, Portsmouth, NH. I believe this is my 4th Gluten free beer and itís by far the best Iíve 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 itís 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.
keepersj12 (2512) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I would never have guessed it was gluten free. By far, the best one Iíve tried. It has a more red ale quality with a nice malt, caramel base, and a very well balanced hop presence.
Fratto (2510) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Liquor Depot. Goldish pour with a white head. Aroma is surprisingly citrus with sap. Taste is kinda awkward bread with some fruit and light bitterness.
PhillyBeer2112 (2488) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well thats weird, I didnít notice anything on the label advertising this as gluten free, though it makes sense given the name. Well I would have never guessed because my main impression of this beer was that it was a pretty standard PNW pale ale. Light hop nose was a touch spicy, hints of citrus. Flavor was balanced, a little floral and medium bready malts, balanced finish. Light, unobtrusive, clean. Pretty fair overall pale ale with good balance and no obvious flaws. (if I was a homebrew judge Iíd give it near perfect marks, but this is ratebeer after all)