reggiedunlop (3636) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear gold with a medium white head. Aroma has lots of pine and just a hint of grapefruity citrus. Flavor is mostly pine and spicy hop notes...touches of tea and light malt backing. Mouthfeel is light and lively with a dry spicy/tea bitter finish.
blipp (7904) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours orange with a white head. Fruity citric hop aroma with light sweet malty notes. The flavor is hoppy, flowery, and light fruity, with just a hint of pine. Decent.
RyanK (273) - Rhode Island, USA - MAY 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale ale loaded with Simcoe hops. Pours an orange like amber with a large foamy white head. Smells of sweet and piney hops, grapefruit. Light and refreshing, fruit flavor hits at first the the piney hops give it a nice dry and bitter finish on the tongue. Lots of carbonation other than that watery and not much more to it. Nice sessionable ale for warm weather.
robgibbens (431) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fairly opaque amber color. Thick foamy white head leaves plenty of lacing. The aroma is strong grapefruit, as if freshly cut. The taste is balanced and I don’t find anything really coming through, seems a bit watery, refreshing. Finish is clean and crisp..
j12601 (9549) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap for growler fills at Half Time. Pours a clear gold with a large to medium sized white head. Sweet malt, candy, but not much hop aroma. Where’s the Simcoe? Sweet and malty. Sweet malt, light earthy bitterness. Would be a fine beer if I didn’t come into it expecting Simcoe. Doesn’t deliver on that front.
BroSpud (2024) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours a light amber with a lasting white head. Nothing spectacular but a pretty decent pale ale.
hivemind (885) - 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 (6249) - Yorktown, 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 (2914) - 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.