brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Pizza Port Bressi Ranch. Golden colored pour with a white head. Smells of bread dough, pineapple, and mango. Lots of citrus zest. Slight lemon character. There’s a nice bitterness to the flavor. A little bit sweeter than expected...particularly bread dough and mango. Some sticky rice, pineapple, and baked pear. Not bad.
GT2 (8510) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
> Marzipan and fresh dough zero specialty malt quenching APA
[ Growler ][ 32oz ][ PP Bressi ][ $10 ][ RR Nonic Pint ][ 7.15.14 ]
>> Pours clear light straw with mega, large, super rocky white foam. Big sheets of lace. Nose is marzipan, soft yellow fruit, fresh dough, poundcake. Taste isn’t too bitter and it is quite light bodied, some yellow apple and tannic apple skin, white dough. None of this super heavy, amber, malty, spicy rye stuff I was expecting. This feels a bit like Ponto with the zero specialty malts. Palate is just a tad dusty, chalky. Still, refreshing and poundable. Very good. Hope this one comes back around though I don’t see a need for this, Ponto, and Swami’s on tap all at once.
>!< tad tannic, apple skins, chalky