AirForceHops (4501) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz. can thanks to jcwattsrugger. Thanks for the chance to try! Hazy gold color with ample carbonation. Aroma is pale grain, light malts, traces of pine with citrus.
The flavor has a great balance of malt and hops. Mildly malty upfront transitions into citrus, grassy hops with a light pine finish. Bitterness is mild but long lingering. Zesty dry texture. Solid drink.
CloakedDagger (1155) - - MAY 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can 70 cl. Pours golden with a smallish white head. Spicy and herbal hop aroma. Medium body, heavily fruity and again an interesting hop bill being more spicy than exotic. Solid dose of late bitterness. Good. 09052014
That1Guy (2055) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2014
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
24 oz can, pretty badass.
Diacetyl is produced during fermentation as a byproduct of valine synthesis, when yeast produces α-acetolactate, which escapes the cell and is spontaneously decarboxylated into diacetyl. The yeast then absorbs the diacetyl, and reduces the ketone groups to form acetoin and 2,3-butanediol, relatively flavorless compounds.
Beer sometimes undergoes a "diacetyl rest", in which its temperature is raised slightly for two or three days after fermentation is complete, to allow the yeast to absorb the diacetyl it produced earlier in the fermentation cycle.
This one didn’t. Very disappointed. Shoulda done a better commemorative beer, like Coors Banquet.
daknole (10279) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale yellow, white head. Nice hoppy bite, a tad watery, but a decent citrusy and hoppy flavor with a slightly bitter finish.
onceblind (5410) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear brilliant golden with a persistent foamy white cap. Nose is lightly dank with pleasing grassy and piney notes with just a little lemongrass. The flavor has a big pine note up front, tempered by polleny floral tones and a semi sweet biscuity caramel. Drinkable but has a little bit of an unwelcome warming alcohol ester in there, with a earthy caramel/cracker finish. Pine notes throughout.
arminjewell (8602) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 16 oz can at Black Bottle, very hazy orange pour with lacing white head, aroma brought notes of pine, resin, grass, some slight orange peel, floral and cilantro/soapy type notes, some caramel. Taste is a mix of caramel, pine, grass, lemon peel, hints of spice into some bread, finishing fairly bitter, dry. Above average.
rudolf (2343) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Clear gold, white head. Nose is flora, piney, dank caramel, honey, a little pith. Flavor is pine, caramel, diacetyl, dusty caramel malt, strong pine. Bitterness is overpowering.
TheJestersBeer (2256) - SWEDEN - APR 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Complimentary CBC can.
Pours a slightly hazy deep straw, with a white head.
Hoppy, quite malty aroma, spruce, caramel, apricot,herbs.
Off-dry, medium bodied, mid to high bitterness, balanced CO2,
Hoppy, resiny, slightly buttery taste, spruce, grapefruit peel, apricot.
Faintly earthy, astringent finish. Above decent, but no Hallelujah moment. (2014-04-12)
Lukaduke (2685) - Gray, Maine, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can shared by SleepyDave ! Pours a rich golden color with a finger of white foam. Lots of layers of hop flavors on this one... tropical fruit, stale grass, citrus pith, earthy hay, skittles candy with a good solid malt backbone. Some interesting complexity of fresh tobacco and old wet newspaper add to the solid malt backbone.
ajtrupp (307) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It's cool to see all the Colorado brewers come together for this. Very good beer with a strong use of hops. If there was a reality show where each state made a collaboration and it ended with a "March Madness"-style tourney, I'd probably watch it and bet on CO.
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