ryecatcher (349) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours a murky pale golden orange, slight head and little in the way of lacing. Nose is basement catty dankness, guava, peach, lemon grass and citrus. Mouth is amazingly fruity, lots of tropics and mellow stone fruits, lemon zest. A lot like the At Her Majestyís Pleasure... But better. Like this one a whole lot. P-Dubs in the HOUSE! ;-)
Earlier Rating: 9/19/2012 Total Score: 3.2
Bottle. Pours a murky dull, gold color. No head to speak of. Nose is wet paper and (seriously) it smells like piss with some hops. Relieved to find that it doesnít taste like it smells. Slightly tart up front with lemons, some dank hops bitterness and then some muted citrus, fading into malt and some cereal. Finishes pretty quickly, with a slight hint of warmth. One of the stranger beers Iíve had in a while, but decent.
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Incredibly drinkable and refreshing. Ripe fruits, coriander, funky yeast, and a dry white wine finish. Very enjoyable.
rhsiung (309) - USA - JAN 2, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
it says "end of summer ale" on the label. 23 įF / Feels Like 13 įF right now, iíd say summerís ended.
Quasimodo (217) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very cloudy blonde ale. I get mostly cat pee and sulfur in the nose with faint white grape and citrus. Ok, so itís not a very good beer to sniff. It tastes better than it smells, but I canít say I enjoyed it. Some white grape and orange comes through in the flavor with a mild sweetness. Low bitterness. Boring malt profile. I donít see myself buying this again.
csteele2144 (125) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle pours a murky orange with a small white head. Light fruit aroma with a hint of grain. Lightly spicy with a slightly bitter finish. Good beer, but nothing special.
BeerSquare (114) - - MAY 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another tasty one from Pipeworks-- and this time in a variety I donít necessarily usually go for.
This thing is a really nice study in balance. A place for everything and everything in its place-- certainly unlike some Pipeworks entries.
The nose falls shockingly flat-- practically no smell.
But the taste is wonderfully complex, and very refreshing and drinkable even though it has huge flavor. I especially love the way it goes from light juicy floral tastes to a crisp, dry finish.
Earlier Rating: 9/29/2012 Total Score: 3.4
Another good one from Pipeworks .. . and another really unique one from Pipeworks!
Not familiar with Nelson Sauvin Hops, but glad to make their acquaintance.
WIth this one you get a bit of a dank, stale aroma, and a very wheatey, hefe-ey color, before you get to the taste, which is where all the action is.
Really interesting, clean, distinct hop notes that are sweet and only slightly sharp. . . really not very bitter, with only a bit of sour as well. Slight saltyness in a light/medium body makes this a really nice drinker.
Tasty stuff. Canít wait to try it again, as I really cannot think of another beer close to this one (so I better do my homework).
hondajunkie (46) - Tinley Park, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber batch #53 pours a cloudy yellow with a thick white head, decent lacing. Smells of melon, grapefruit, orange, alcohol. Tastes of orange peel, grapefruit,abit of maltiness in the middle with a slight chalky finish. Very smooth& drinkable. Would be great on a hot summer day.
Brian2d (43) - SPAIN - DEC 22, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle, pours light hazy golden yellow. Aroma of white grapes and citrus wheat. Flavors are really, really good.
BeerMeFitz (11) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bomber into a HF glass
A- very cloudy, orange with a 2 finger white head. Leaves trails of lacing on the glass.
S- nice grape notes along with orange and lemon and some nice spice
T- sweet orange and grapes, nice amount of spices and pine bitterness.
M- medium body and carbonation. Soo easy to drink
O- I am a fan of English strong ales and I really like this beer. This is a very tasty beer!