bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Growler, via BMan1113VR) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of pine, pencil shavings, orange, lemon, and grass. Flavor of pine, grass, citrus, and light pineapple with a dry, bitter finish.
brokensail (9159) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: The pour is a hazy golden color with a tint of orange to it and a smallish white head.
S: A really nice and fresh hop nose to this beer. Lots of citrus like grapefruit and tangerine with a bit of pineapple providing sweetness. There are some pine notes, but not much in contrast to the fruit.
T: Things are just as solid on the palate. The pine notes and bitterness are more pronounced here, but thereís still plenty of tangerine and grapefruit peel. Just a touch of pineapple comes through and no malt whatsoever.
M: The body is medium and so is the carbonation. Nice and crisp on the finish with a little bitterness lasting on the tongue.
D: Maybe not quite as good as Humulus Lager, but still pretty nice. I like how these types of beers really provide a clean slate for the hops to shine.
BMan1113VR (7694) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap samples and a growler. 7%. Pours with a hazed golden body and a lasting white head with good lacing. Aromas of citrus, orange and lemon, grain, windex, grass, mango and raw grain. Flavors are citrusy, mango, crystal malt, yet dry. Crisp. Grassy with some lingering bitterness. Dry and crisp. Well done.
GT2 (7035) - Riverslime, California, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewpub. Clear deep golden. Massive webby lacing. Nose is sharper lemon, sticky candies, cantaloupe, sweet pineapple. Taste is bitter, dusty, quite papery and astringent. Long, drying, papery finish. May not be so fresh but that seems unlikely.
badlizard (5525) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy bright yellow with a fizzy white head. Big citrus and pine aroma and taste with sweet fruity notes and a decent bitterness.
thirdeye11 (5338) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Growler thanks to BMan1113VR) clear medium yellow with soapy white head. Nose of light onion, bitter orange peel, earthy. Taste of candied orange peel, earthy, nice sweet balance with soft carbonation and a great linger.
dwyerpg (4257) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 14, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A similar hop aroma to the Pseudo IPA just not quite as strong. What an interesting (and great) concept. This is a really good light-hop beer. Hard to say much else other than tasty.
Cavie (3549) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler courtesy bu11zeye and BMan1113VR. Clear golden pour with a slightly white head. Aroma is piney and tree sap. Earthy, leafy hops. Flavor is sticky hops with pine and spicy notes. Finishes spiced and sticky hops.
bluevegie (3029) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tried as a sampler at the Monk, great aroma for a lager, citrus in the taste, crisp and dry, I donít expect a lot from strong lagers but this was good.
Loineshawn (3007) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
growler from a sweet sweet toss by brokensail. grapefruit bitterness. pleasant subtle resin. hop forward nose. toast, light caramel malt backing provides pleasant balance, but lets hops shine. pretty clean. some doughy caramel shines through as it warms impacting the budlight drinkability index. dry enough. does some lifting.