wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - DEC 1, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle courtesy of cletus, thanks a ton man! pours a nice hazy amber with a nice creamy head, 2 finger, that has good retention and great lacing. aroma is some bitter hops, some stinky cheese, but still very pleasant. the flavor is a godd, balanced ipa, but very, very light and easy. this would be a great converter for a macro drinker, really light yet proper flavor. i gave the palate 5 on this one. it drinks like water, just disappears. nice and full upfront, yet nor obtrusive, and super, super smooth. i like!
deyholla (5917) - 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.
Goodgrief (1740) - 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 wasn’t 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.
jcwattsrugger (10938) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap-pours a retaining off white head and gold color. Aroma is citrus-lemon/orange. Taste is dry citrus-lemon/orange hops bite, slight light malt.
johnnnniee (1957) - 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.
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
nickd717 (3400) - 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 man’s Ballast Point or Alpine session pale, or Stone San Diego Session Ale. True to the west coast hoppy beer style, except it’s from New Hampshire. Great light palate with good carbonation and assertive hop resins. Really enjoyed this one overall. Could session this easily.
thornecb (4113) - 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.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A clean light APA with focus on piney hops. Nice thirst quencher
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed fresh (maybe fresh) a few weeks after it was given to me, thanks Scott
The look: Cloudy golden body topped by a small white head
In long: Nose is softly hopped with some green pine-needles and a floral component. Taste has a crisp and discreet semi-toasted malt backbone, very dry and crackery, a cross between regular salted crackers and Melba Toasts™. The beer also has a fluffy yeasty presence that actually help creating a fuller mouthfeel sensation. Then the hopping, surprisingly assertive, lots of dry pine-tree, some bitter grapefruits, sharp green pine-needles. Medium intensity bitterness. Not to say this is a hop-bomb, but the hops dominate the discreet malt backbone. I liked this beer, A light body, very clean and crisp. A light body thirst quencher for the bitter piney hops lovers. Nothing special here but I’d still drink gallons of this beer, because I love beer and I don’t care about the studies that say that excessive alcohol consumption causes short term memory loss, it’s just a bunch of wimp scientists who can’t handle beer, I wouldn’t be surprised if next publish a study about excessive alcohol consumption causing short term memory loss. Pffff..
sonnycheeba (2979) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at brewery. Pours slightly hazy gold with average, creamy white head; decent retention and lacing. Aroma is cereal and biscuit malts, citrus and floral hops, lemon, apples, and light toast. Flavor is citrus and grassy hops forward with supporting bready malts, light fruit esters, and faint spice; dry, lightly bitter finish. Medium body and low carbonation.