PorterPounder (5489) - 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.
Aurelius (4127) - 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.
jandd1983 (2540) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 8, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
It poured an orange color with a white head. The aroma was of floral hops. The taste was similar, not bad for a gluten free ale. This is the best gluten free beer I have tasted.
Ratman197 (9720) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle poured a hazy amber with a lingering ring of ivory foam. Aromas of bread, light earthiness and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavorsof bread and light earthiness with a smooth finish.
drjay44 (2617) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium, collapsing, ivory head, with a bit of lacing, over a clear medium amber (SRM 12) body....nose is cereal, light pine, slight citrus peel...taste is mildly sweet, light cereal, hints of bread, light pine, citrus peel bitterness on the finish.....mouth feel light of medium, carbonation adds light acid. This is a reasonable attempt at a Pale Ale, but it really is quite simple, and is interesting solely because of the almost gluten free designation. It is quite superior to most gluten free beers, because some parts of the barley was used rather than a substitute grain. BJCP 5/3/10/4/5
Scrapersnbeer (1469) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 7, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light floral, crackers and whitebread. Hazy orange look. Moderate bitterness and somewhat sweet maltiness - it lack the malt depth of the style which in turn emphasizes the hops. Lighter body, slick feel. Very convincing for this type of beer.
DrSilverworm (6318) - 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).
drowland (5998) - 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.
matthewjk (902) - 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.
jbruner (2298) - Athens, Georgia, 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.