ClarkVV (4058) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught and bottles since debut, most recently Spring 2015.
Hazy golden body has a small but fairly well-retained head.
Fresh, aromatic, floral hops in the nose are fragrant but boast no heavy acidity or pine, which seems like a big accomplishment these days, when using colombus and centennial. Orange rind, wheat-like nuttiness and biscuit-like malt with a bit more honey as it warms.
Not quite sure exactly why I love this beer so much. The drinkability is certainly at the forefront and the lack of punchy or heavily acidic hop notes dosent hurt either. Medium-light bodied, well-attenuated, with fruity and nutty notes from the rye and yeast. Of the hazy IPAs/Pale ales, this one seems on a whole nother level for me and almost strikes me as an unfiltered hoppy wheat ale (which I thought was what it was for a long while). Replace the wheat with rye and youre not far off. Somehow still delicate, with touches of honey for balance and no astringency or huskiness. Just a great beer and enough reason for me to almost always try these guys’ other offerings.
malrubius (2035) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - APR 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Brewtopia. Gold with chill haze lasting head and lace. Floral and tangering aroma with a hint of soapiness and herbs. Very mild tropical fruit apricot sweetness with some grainy malts and medium assertive spicy bitterness in very dry finish. Light and lively. Very refreshing and delicious.
GIJOE (788) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours bright amber. White head. Crisp, refreshing grapefruit nose. Slightly bitter. Tasty brew.
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mathieuc (1948) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from the discount bin at Parker Pie. Batch 208, born on 040814, so presumably not so fresh anymore. Pours a clear light golden at first, then slightly hazy for the rest of the bottle with a thin white head that leaves good lacing. Nose is quite fruity and certainly hoppy but a little faded I think. That is moderately dry and bitter, fruity. Not much rye spiciness. Body is light to medium and carbonation moderate. Overall a good american pale ale, would like to try a fresh bottle of this someday.
puboflyons (2406) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. It has a yellow pour with a long lasting white foamy head. Lacing. Grainy pale malt notes at first along with a grassy or lemon note. Light to medium body. Same pale malt, grainy flavor with that lemon bite kicking in throughout.
woodychevy (589) - - JAN 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at tasting room. Pours a hazy straw gold. Hint of rye but not overwhelming. Nice carbonation level. Drinks somewhat slick. Light malt and bready notes. Dankness in there- columbus hops for sure. Bitterness on finish lingers. Nice hop presence in a lighter beer. Refreshing and different.
williamstome (1219) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Straw gold pour, small white head. Aroma is citrus, flowers, and caramel, flavor is bitter floral and orange hops, notes of pot, pine, and toast. Not much rye there.
Voodoo (415) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy golden/yellow pour with a pillowy white head which lingers.......aroma is breadiness......taste is crisp, clean, light maltiness, light bitterness, hint of pine with a medium mouthfeel.....well built ale.
salvaticas (521) - - AUG 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Stone Hearth Inn. Pours a light pale amber. Very crisp and light on the nose. Good balance, crisp palate. Good.
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Stine (1645) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear dandelion blonde with resilient white cap. Clover, delicate flowers, sesame seed like malts and the soft, earthy spice of rye. This aroma is feathery and heavy on mineral water content; a trait I’m coming to love recently.
With so little sweet malt flavor and only the driest of crackery blonde ale malts to play partner to the quiet rye, this seems to place itself outside of traditional boundaries. Whispering floral hop tones, so delicate, contribute to this. This profiles as a substantially hopped, rye-tinted light blonde ale; a fascinating concept.
The body is texturally light but fully rounded; a model of lightened balance. The finish has some pungency and the earthy spiciness of cardamom. Challenging, cool stuff here.