TATE (368) - Lubec, Maine, USA - JUN 30, 2013
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. I struggled through this one. Was expecting something lighter for a summer session ale. Big grapefruit aroma and flavor from the hops that masked every other flavor and made for poor balance. I’ve had Amarillo singled hopped IPAs that I liked but this didn’t work for me.
MattShizzle (562) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle - via Ale in the Mail. Medium golden color - clear. Very clean aroma. Strong, nasty diacetyl taste - hops are there and slightly skunked. Not good.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A mostly clear yellow body with a white head that had some retention and a bit of lace. Aroma had some nice bitter hops and mild grass note. Mild wheat note. There was a somewhat medicinal quality to it. The flavor had a nice bitterness to it with a mild wheat flavor to it. Mild citrus. A nice smooth finish. A decent mouth feel. Beer could have been better if it did not have that medicinal aroma.
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[US West Coast Trip 2013] underbar aroma, fruktig frisk och humlig. Smaken är dessvärre inte lika bra. Dock rätt välbalanserad.
high_on_hops (784) - Burlingame, California, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours a slightly hazy gold with a white foamy head and lots of lacing. It has a nice aroma with plenty of hoppy citrus and a bit of grass. The flavor is mildly hoppy up front with a balanced middle and crisp, wheaty aftertaste over a light body. A great summer session beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ChainGangGuy (4530) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce twist-off bottle - $1.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Best Enjoyed Before: N 13.
Appearance: Pours a hazy, yellow-hued body with small-sized, white head.
Smell: Moderately lemony, but, there’s also a little hint of tangerine. Grainy, modestly wheat-scented malts. And a single pat of sweet cream butter.
Taste: Soft wheat character, faintly grainy, lightly sweet, with, as always, the buttery diacetyl tones from the Ringwood. Bright, light citrusy lemon taste pops in as does the bitterness, but, what would be a more cutting hop quality, is, I feel, blunted by the buttery hint throughout. Drying, smooth, buttery-lemon finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Skosh of a medium level of carbonation.
Overall: While I found the twelve ounces agreeable, but I wonder where it finds a home at. It’s not overly wheaty and the hops are somewhat muted by the diacetyl character (at least in this batch), so, I do wonder "who is this for?" I could see this being replaced sometime down the road.
Niko100 (2239) - Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy amber/gold color; Light to medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of wheat, yeast, & lemon zest; Flavor of wheat, citrus (notably lemon), and grain/grass; Crisp finish; Nice wheat ale.
jjgmd (1697) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap at Whole Foods, NYC, pours a clear very pale golden color. Flat grainy nose. No flavor , a true dud. Quaff Score 4 / 10
sonnycheeba (4232) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Pours clear gold with thin, creamy white head; short retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is grassy and citrus hops, pear, biscuit and cereal malts, bready yeast, and light caramel. Flavor is dry bready malts and bitter hops forward with other notes of grapefruit and toast; dry, bitter finish. Light body and low carbonation.
snoworsummer (3236) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours clear amber with a thin light head. Slightly hoppy and floral. Crisp refreshing. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like wheat, bread, light aroma.