Cybercat (2519) - Georgia, USA - FEB 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a pretty clear amber with a fairly thick and fluffy, if not too persistent, off-white head. Aroma is not strong, but invites with malty and fruity notes. Malty flavor has a strong woody hoppy note and a fruity undertone, just a little sweetness. Smooth texture has average thickness and little fizz. For a gluten free beer, not too bad.
SSSteve (3392) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. gold with chunks. large, foamy, white head. light fruity hop aroma. medium bodied. light cascade, bready notes and hints of caramel. pretty tasty actually. gluten-free products have come a long way. i probably wouldnít have guessed it.
rumproasts (1203) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. No question, this is the best gluten free beer Iíve ever had. Tastes like a normal pale ale, and a good one at that. Nice hoppy bite.
Theis (11355) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at DōE BeerFest 2013. Clear golden - white head. Ok hoppy, light to medium malty, fruity, toasted, red berries, nutty notes, fruity hoppy, grassy, light citrus, grainy notes.
Rune (6374) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at ōK 13, kindly shared by HenrikSoegaard. Clear amber-gold coloured body. Faint white head. Floral hoppy aroma. Grass hoppy taste, hints of citrus and grain. Subdued, mid-dry, bitter finish. Fine with the festival food (Copenhagen 25.05.2013).
MichaelBruch (1621) - 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.
McTapps (1624) - Ruhrgebiet, GERMANY - JUN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Considering that I live in a IPA, APA etc.-desert, Iím looking forward to just any beers in that style and donít really care about if its gluten free or not. This one has got a clear deep amber colour with low head and medium body. Nose of aromatic hops. Taste fresh, young, aromatic hops, fresh coriander greens, pink and white pepper, thyme, amber and spicy barley. Very easy and nice to drink, enjoyed it a lot.
queenholly (1914) - 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.
michaelinwa (463) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2013 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. Itís 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, Iíve 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 (175) - 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 (1922) - 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.