radarsock (824) - Vermont, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
You know what? This might have been my favorite beer offered and served at the tasting. Golden pour, as others have mentioned, with an off-white head that was all thin and stuff. It smells and tastes of fresh hops, honey, yeast, sourdough bread, pine needles with some fruity earth by mid-palate. Not perfect, but almost nothing ever is these days.
auerbrau (3126) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Barleyfest - Hadley, MA. Really solid and bring citrus and tropical pine aroma. Lovely lupulin. Prickly flavors of hops and pale malt lend a really clean and fresh edge to this beer. Balance, delightfully flavorful in hops, and complex in the malt build. Really, really nice.
ReggieDunlap (2928) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours clear gold with a medim white head...great lacing and retention. Aroma has nice spicy grapefruit and pine notes. Flavor has grapefruit, sotnefruits and pine...very nice hop profile. Mouthfeel is light and silky with a fruity/herbal dry finish with good bitterness. This beer is excellent...on tap @ Novare Res.
Maverick34 (2059) - New York, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at brewery. Golden pour. Strong floral aroma. Crispy and refreshing. Drankable.
thornecb (4172) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear deep gold into a Sam glass. Off-white head with medium retention recedes to skim surface. Toasted nut aromas. Medium bodied with roasted nuts and pumpernickel. Lasting earthy resin finish.
matt7215 (2111) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bomber shared by jsprime. deep golden, white head. nice floral, american hop punch to the nose. well balanced and drinkable. i didnt get any rye from this one at all. solid session APA.
SrSilligoose (3133) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2012 Fresh bottle. Pours a orange amber hue with a soft white head. Notes of bright citrusy, grapefruit, pine hops. Touch of resin. Nice and juicy. Pleasant clean toasted nut and rye malt back. fair amount of dry somewhat astringent resin kicks in as it warms. Dry mouthfeel. Clean well made tasty beer. Like it.
Sammy (8095) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fresh bottle from Maine. The rye and the Centennial and Columbus combined make this a very bitter beer, even astringent. Would like to distinguish the rye spiciness if I could. The bottle says a pale, its not that. It is more malty with sediment on the bottle and grows on me as far as drinkability, but it is also a palate eraser and harsh.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 16, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Cloudy pale yellow color, large fluffy white head, amazing crazy lacing. Aroma of lemony, peppery perfume and flowers. Taste is bitter dusty straw, pepper, light spice. Fantastic!
asheft (2447) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is a nice blend of citrusy caramel malt with pine hops and butterscotchy diacetyl. Hazy coppper under a lacy, lasting off-white blanket. Citrusy caramel flavour that has some bitter pine and an almost household cleaner character. Subdued butterscotch accents come in late, accompanied by strawberry and faint apricot. Medium body, medium carbonation, lasting bitterness that is not quite astringent.