orangesol (959) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on-tap at Al’s of Hampden.
A - Pours slightly hazy golden yellow with a small half finger tall white head, quickly dissipating down to a light film, leaving small streaks of lace down the sides of the glass.
S - Smells of pungent tropical galaxy hops, bitter fruit rind, fresh cut grass and some lightly toasted pale malt. The galaxy hops are front and center as they should be.
T - Starts off with the strong tropical fruit presence from the galaxy hops slowly being joined by the fresh grass, fruit rind and the pale malts. Finish is a little chewy with some light fruitiness and plenty of bitterness, not lingering for very long after the finish.
M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Feel is slightly chewy with plenty of hop bitterness. Booze is pretty much non existent.
O - Aside from the Citra this is probably my favorite of the single hop tests. The galaxy hops shine brightly throughout and the rest of the flavors only enhance them. My glass disappeared quickly, I will get my fill while I can.
Beerathon (1459) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy yellow/gold pour with fluffy head and lacing. Grassy, piney, floral hops hit ya in the kisser and come through in the flavor as well.