kaser (4899) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured yellowish with little white floaties in it from a bomber. Amazing citrus and fruity aroma. Lemon taste with assertive hops and bitter. Love it
jtclockwork (12126) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy lemon. Bone white head. Some lacing. Nose/taste of lemon peel, dried citrus, resin, yeast, hops and herbal notes. Medium body. Dry peel and slight resin finish.
holdenn (2100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazed yellow with a white head. Tart lemon juicy grape aromas. Bright and tart on the tongue. Effervescent grapes and lemon with an herbal finish. Complex juicy. Dry. Nice. 8/4/8/4/8/4/15
HonkeyBra (3892) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle. Pouts a bright orange pour with a small white head. Aroma of bright citrus and resiny hops. Beautiful, hoppy aroma. Flavor of bright flavorful hops. Medium bitterness. Lots of mango, pineapple, and other tropical fruits. Some notes of maraschino cherries. Delicious. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, easy to drink. Finishes with a strong hop rush. This is by far my favorite from Pipeworks so far. Absolutely delicious.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours orange amber with a 2 finger head. Nice notes of light pine which drive into a mild fruit and spice note. Malts show up in the finish along with a light spiced note.
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Citrus has faded, might have waited to long. Has just pine and resin scents, taste is similar with a nice resin taste, need it fresh.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2013 22 oz bottle served in a Great Divide cervoise. Batch #37.
A: Pours a hazy apricot color with a two finger height of white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thick cap and collar that leave sticky splotches of lace down the glass.
S: Definitive white grape with some rind and pithy bitterness. Slight dried grass with some honey malt sweetness.
T: Grassy with some sweet honey malts. White grape with a subtle, under ripe greenness to it. The Nelson Sauvin hops really add a nice dryness to the beer.
M: Light bodied with a medium to high carbonation level. Subtle drying finish with some sweet green grape to it.
O: Not really an English style, but I don’t really care. It’s a really well put together beer that hits it on all levels, especially with the addition of the Nelson Sauvin hops. I’m looking forward to more beers from the PW guys with these nice New Zealand hops.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-23-2012
look: 4 smell: 3.75 taste: 4 feel: 4.25 overall: 4
22 oz bottle served in a Pipeworks snifter. Batch # 126.
A: Pours a hazy orange color with a pure white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring that leaves some soapy lace down the glass.
S: Orange citrus with some notes of lemon peel and white bread. Not overly malty. It captures the "summer" portion quite well in the nose.
T: Same as the nose. Lots of orange peel with some lemon zest and a touch of grapefruit as well. Very mild bitterness on the back end with a nice white bread sweetness.
M: Light bodied with a medium carbonation level. Sweet and citrusy notes on the finish.
O: The PW boys captured the Summer portion of this beer quite well, but I was missing the English portion of this. Not enough malt body. Having said that it was still a highly drinkable and refreshing summer ale.
Serving type: bottle
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle and served in a no-nik pint glass: Pours a slightly hazy golden hue with a good lacing and head. The aroma is not very English, winey, catty, citric and slightly spicy. Mostly biscuity malt with a touch of caramel and. The taste is more of the same, moderately pungent and juicy fruit. White wine and lemon zest along with some orange too. Lightly resiny, catty and spicy. The faint coriander is a nice touch. The mouth feel is lively and somewhat crisp. At no point do I feel this is anything close to an English Pale Ale except for the malting. I really wanted an English Pale Ale and got this. Not that it is a bad beer, just misleading. (oh I found no diacetyl which actually may have been welcomed to make it taste a little bit English... I am assuming English Ale Yeast was used)
mikem409 (1946) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours murky orange with frothy fast fading head. Aroma of citrus and grass. Taste is massive juicy grapefruit segments semi sweet and crisp
TheAlum (6650) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle from Gerrit. Thanks, dude. Pours a richer hazed golden hue, a bit dulled. Frothy whitish head dies to a mellow film, laces ok. Aromas are gentle white grape, firm bitter florals, lemons, and grass. Florals, touches of spice, mellow dryness and gentle bready malts. Initial is light bodied, quite drinkable with a firmly Nelson nose, white grape and lemon firmly play with florals, grass, and gentle dryness that grows into a firm or rich presence. Some bread, biscuits, kiss of grainy sweetness, wet. Some dryness, rich Nelson, gentle spice and biscuits. Really well done. Rich Nelson hop presence sets the pace, middle gives a kiss of biscuit with bread, but dryness returns into the backend and finish. Wow, hoppy and a touch of spice, mellow light malt, overall the beer really preaches flavor yet feeling quite light. Very tasty.