hivemind (693) - New York, New York, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12-oz bottle in Brooklyn with Erica. Pours nicely into shaker: color starts off dark amber on the bottom and a lighter shade on top, but the bottom color races up to the top, creating a lot of head as it does so. I think the label on the bottle matches this color phenomenon exactly. Pretty cool. Aroma and taste are of fresh wet hops. Nothing utterly remarkable about this beer, but a good balance and noticeable floral/citrus hop profile, combined with a light to medium mouthfeel, make it an enjoyable, easy drinker for the spring.
Braudog (5485) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. This erupted a bit. The head is simply volcanic, bubbling with big white foam. The beer is effortlessly carbonated, and boiling over with sweet, citric aromas. It drinks with a tart, orange-laden fruitiness, intermingled with a musty twist. Quite refreshing, yet biting enough for the serious hopheads. (#4578, 4/29/2012)
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours a clear light orange with a medium white head, nose has citrus, hay and pine, starts and ends bitter with a fresh hay ending, mellow carbonation, light bodied.
Maverick34 (2040) - New York, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught from mark bar. Pours a light amber. Nice head and lacing. Floral aroma. Clean hops taste. Best Peak I’ve had.
tgncc (2661) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is resin, earth, flowers. The appearance is slightly hazy amber, white head. The flavor is like the aroma, with carramel. Hop forward. The finish is mettallic hops. Medium in body. Decent.
Slipstream (1932) - USA - APR 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber pour. Tangy, bready aroma. It tastes like a fine, fresh pale ale. Not memorable, but good.
jcwattsrugger (11001) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle-pours amber/yellow with an offwhite head. Aroma is soft pine/floral, light malt. Taste is pine/floral hops, light malt-bready.
Rrauth (1091) - North Carolina, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Clear pale color. Tan foamy head. Simcoe aroma but not bitter. Nice ale with the smells I enjoy. Medium body with nice finish.
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Brandman (1992) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper body, white head. Very nice fruity and piney hop aroma. Nice caramelly notes on background. Sweet and soapy malt and fruity hops in flavour. Crispy green hops and nicely balanced. Simcoe is just great.
auerbrau (3125) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Pour Judgement - Newport, RI. Light catty hop aroma. Flavors are crisp, but maybe not quite as rich as they could be. That said, the hop flavors are really clean and singular. Plenty of bitterness to boot. A decent hoppy pale ale.