sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Fairly decent pour, clear amber with a big frothy head. Light caramel and orangey aromas with some grassy hops and a bit of butterscotch wafting up after a while. Cereal to light caramel malt flavor with citrusy hops. Kind of a thin and weak feeling body. Mouthfeel feels very ’extended.’ Overall, meh, meh and meh. I don’t generally expect greatness from American organic micros, or beers from Maine for that matter (Allagash an obvious exception). For what it’s worth, Wolavers PA is a better choice if you’re an organically-minded Whole Foods maven looking for an APA.
BREWMUSKCLES (2154) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
smelled like hay and malted barley. it was bitter and had a tang. it had a tinglyl ike character -something like a crappy ass pale ale- fruity flavors at first that pretty much just piss you off (because it is not really good pale ale. below average.
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 18, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours with a translucent but hazy amber body with a half inch of off-white head. Smells malty, fruity, caramel, and butterscotch. Roasty caramel and chocolate malts play a big role with a fair bit of supporting diacetyl and fruity flavor. Unlike in many beers, the diacetyl actually helps this beer. Very balanced. The flavors mix, but also come through individually one at a time at different places in the mouth throughout a good sip in a way that few beers do. Medium in body with a bit less carbonation than expected. Overall this makes a good EPA and a tasty beer.
cazort (497) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer was more pale-lager-like than pale-ale-like. It had a darker color, but the flavor and aroma was weaker, creamy and smooth, and there was not much complexity to the malt. The hops were weak, tasting of caraway and leaving a slightly bitter aftertaste. A metallic taste lingers. Bonus points for being organic, but it doesn’t have much else going for it.
coldbrewky (1411) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Something new hiding in the cooler of the beer depot. For 1.50, a deal. Hooray for the Organic market. Pours a nice golden with a small head that dissipates fast. Nose is malt and hints of sweet oranges. Body is fast and end in some nice gentle hops. a nice change from power hops I’ve been consuming all day. Not Great, but a nice all day drinker.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap. POured gold with a decent head. It showed notes of citrus on the nose and lite hits of malt. This was similar oin the palate. It had a nice finish that was smooth.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - JUL 25, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Malty, citrus aroma and flavor, some bready notes and a bit of tartness. Drinkable but not a keeper.
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle, consumed 7/919/07, BBE 09/07. Pale filtered golden color with short lived white foam. Aroma of cascade-ish hops and a little crystal malt. Flavor start off with some bitterness and fades as the malt starts to come to task. Very thin body, flavor vanishes with just a few notes of maltiness left on the palate. Easily the best of the Peak Organic trio, but that still does not say much.
3fourths (7797) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at the Brickskellar. Clear filtered appearance, dark yellow in color. Smelly, sweaty moldy hop nose, taste is pale and moldy hops, wet cardboard and some bad funk as well. Not good.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAY 19, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle, best by April ’07. Hazy amber with a white head. Sweet brady nose with some lemony citrus. Grainy bread flavors, earthy and citrus. Dry, earthy finish. Middling.