elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
64oz Growler from Beverage World. Kegged July 11, 2012. Served at around 40-45F.
Pours hazy gold with a two finger white head that leaves a bit of lacing and holds a good cap.
Aroma is super-hoppy featuring pine, weed, a bit of onion, some grapefruit rind, grassy and floral. Excellent strength.
Flavor is almost like chewing one some whole leaf hops, resinous, citrus rind, pine, grassy, earthy, dank, there is a bit of sweet bready malt in the middle, finishes with very nice bitterness, minimal alcohol. Fantastic.
Mouthfeel is light/medium bodied, a bit oily, touch sticky, good carbonation.
Incredible Pale Ale. The hops are the absolute star of the show here with a very minimal amount of malt to interfere. Pure hop juice.
PhillyCraft (3143) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from Canals West Deptford. Pours a glowing reddish orange, nice white head and lacing. Aromas are filled with tons of citrus, bubbleguum. Taste was nice and hoppy with pineapple, lemons, and very light malting. Awesome session beer...hope they start bottling it and sending kegs our way.
italianjohn (2288) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale golden yellow pour thin white head light sticky lacing .... aroma of lemon rinds and light grapefruit/pineapple nice citrusy hop profile .... taste is of lemon zest with a rindy bitter grapefruity/pineapple hop flavor ... dry nice citrusy hop bite... finish is dry hopped, rindy and very bitter .... awesome apa very sessionable .. drinks like an ipa
jstraw (1906) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Darker gold with good, foamy, white head / Bright, sweet nose of orange, grapefruit, weed, pine, and cream / Medium body, a hint watery, lightly sweet with excellent balance and bitter finish / Stylish flavors of orange peel, grapefruit, bubblegum, cut pine, and honey / Could use a little more heft, but still excellent.
jw0406 (741) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz draft bottle pours an orange/amber color with medium white head. Aromas of citrus, pine, resin. Medium bodies, very good, drinks more like an IPA
SSSteve (3738) - - AUG 5, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
tap at the porter. poured a hazy gold. small head. bright and hoppy nose. bright lemony citrus flavors with very little malt backbone. light body. thin and bitter. astringent.
riversideAK (5591) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice citrus and pine nose crackery malt. Bright and fresh. Pours golden great clarity nice white head. Flavors of citrus pine and crackery malt. Dry hoppy refreshing. Really good.
crackedmachine (469) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a lovely hazy yellow-orange with a large off-white head. Great citrus, hoppy aroma on par with some heavier IPAs, a little biscuit, little sweetness to speak of. Flavor matches, with a lot of bright, bitter, citrus and grapefruit. A little pine. Bitter! Incredibly flavorful and aromatic for a beer so drinkable. Excellent.
3fourths (7884) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2012 draft at Lost Abbey. clear amber body with a small white head. hop cone acids and must in the nose with clean malt, mostly resembling baked crackers with a touch of amber. medium-high bitterness, almost astringent on the tongue. medium-high acid. rough carbonation. finished a bit wet / moldy / dank. decent rendition but I’d like to see the body and carbonation without such an edge.
ACHops (654) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap@ Noble Fir. Pours thin slightly cloudy pale straw yellow with head that thins out quickly. Aroma is punchy tart hops. Taste is big grapefruit and pine hops that last throughout. Not really any malt to speak of... and I don’t mind. Delicious, simple, sessionable.