auerbrau (3126) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz Bottle. Citrusy, yeasty aroma. A nip of styrofoam and pineapple. This really falls apart in the flavor department in my opinion. Flavors push out a gamey, meaty English style hop mess and Mild-malt flavor. I think some of the mild ale characteristics are okay, but the American hops are disastrous. Nutty. I was expecting some really nice mini-IPA hop flavors, but I just got a messy English Pale ale. Not a successful attempt at hybridization.
johnnnniee (2039) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this today at the brewery.
Pours a slightly cloudy deep golden color with a thinnish white head that displays minimal retention and moderate lace. Smell is a nice balance of citrus and earthy hops with a smattering of bready sweet malt. Taste follows the smell fairly well. Medium to thin body, moderate level of carbonation, sticky resinous mouthfeel. Nice little session ale I could have sat there all day drinking these if I lived closer.
deyholla (5972) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 25, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Jblauvs! Pours a near clear gold with a slight amber hue and a white head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces nicely. Aroma has a good combination of grapefruit, pine and floral hops with a bit of resin and sweet grains coming out in the finish. Flavor has a similar combination of pine and grapefruit that becomes a bit more floral in the finish. Really nice.
BiddleBrau (876) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden, just off-white head. Pine and malt nose, bigger malt presence. Pine hop flavor, thinner palate. Pine is most dominant.
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of rpstevens. Served in a Bruery tulip.
Pours a clear light golden color with an average white head that leaves behind just a bit of lacing. The nose has a bit of light malt and light hops. Mostly floral for the latter. A bit of citrus in there as well. The flavor runs along the same lines with some floral and citrus hops. Light body with average carbonation. Slight bitterness in the finishing. Pretty good; a nice mild.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-13-2011
thornecb (4167) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours gold into a shaker. Bright white head with medium retention recedes to hug rim. Mild resin aromas. Thin with sweet hay and caramel upfront turning to bitter grapefruit pith in the lasting finish.
nickd717 (3403) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pours a cloudy copper color with a one-finger white head. The aroma is nicely big and hoppy for the low ABV. Great citrusy hop profile with biscuit and honey malt notes. The flavor is also very hoppy. Citrus - orange and lemon - dominate, with a considerable earthy note. Slight sweet pale malt, biscuit, and honey to back it up, but overall this is like a poor manís Ballast Point or Alpine session pale, or Stone San Diego Session Ale. True to the west coast hoppy beer style, except itís from New Hampshire. Great light palate with good carbonation and assertive hop resins. Really enjoyed this one overall. Could session this easily.
Goodgrief (1742) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - SEP 25, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Missed this on tap, but grabbed a bottle. Man, I wasnít expecting to like this, but this really is the ultimate session beer. Golden brown. Light and dry in the mouthfeel, with a tart citrus zing behind a biscuity/honey malt. Light sweetness, moderate bitterness, just pleasant on the tongue. Would like this on tap or cask.
BOLTZ7555 (2706) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at GABF! Light golden pour produced a small white head. Aroma of biscuit, honey, and hops. Flavor is similar...very sessionable. Pretty refreshing, especially after all of these heavy hitters!
Jblauvs (1337) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber copper pour with a moderate offwhite head. Aroma is a bit biscuity with some light caramel malt and grass. Mouthfeel is smooth, light, very drinkable, a perfect session ale. Flavor is lightly bitter with some subtley sweet caramel toasted malt ballancing out the bitterness. really nice session ale