hackobock (2986) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
July 22, 2015. On tap at Novare Res Bier Café.
Clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is sweet ripe mango, citrus, passionfruit, pine, some herbal and biscuity notes. Taste is light sweet, fruity and malty with mango, pawpaw, grain, soft light to medium bitterness with a slightly dry and fruity finish. Light to medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel for the ABV, soft to average carbonation.
Very good sessionable pale ale.
bellco33 (629) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - APR 10, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into sample glass at brewery: Pours clear yellow with a slight white head. Aroma of citrus and resin. Taste is very citrus forward, little resin on the back end, very soft mouthfeel. Infinitely drinkable, really nice session.
puboflyons (2873) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the 16 oz can with a canning date of 09/08/15. Yellow pour with modest, short-lived white foamy head. Toasted biscuit and bread and citrus characters in the aroma. Light, refreshing body. Toasty and then a nice citrus and tropical bite to finish it off. Enjoyable and easy drinking.
kaser (5113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft pour as part of a flight at Rising Tide Brewery. Clear yellowish pour. Street yellow and grassy. Not bad at all
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tallboy can from the brewery. Hazy golden, large foamy off-white head, good retention. Aroma of floral, earthy, tropical hops, pale malt. The taste is pale malts and grassy, herbal hops. Medium bodied, well balanced and refreshing.
williamstome (1618) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale gold pour, beautiful foamy white head. Great aroma of juicy citrus, grass, earth, with notes of pine and bread... taste is quite grassy and hoppy with crackery/bready notes. Mouthfeel is crisp if a bit thin.
Bulk_Carrier (3352) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUL 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottom of the can stamped 06/24/15.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a hazy burnt yellow color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about thirty seconds leaving some light messy lacing sticking to the glass.
The smell starts off with a sticky sweet to bitter pine over top of some light sweet citrus and then adds a decent little lemon rind kick as it warms.
The taste was mainly bitter with an ample amount of sweet citrus and an underscore of spice to bitter rind. There’s a light bitter rind aftertaste leading into a sharp crisp pine finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation hits like an AIPA and allows the bitterness to come across harsh enough.
Overall, this was a nicely done APA, sessionable for a hot Summer’s day.
SG111 (981) - New York, USA - JUL 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the source. Pours light yellow, white head. Aroma is light lemon and tropical hops. Citrus. Nice. Flavor is standard citrus hops. Very solid but nothing to write home about. I can drink it all day probably. But it’s just not that noteworthy.
kemoarps (42) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Incredibly pale yellow. Clear and light. Decent little white head that stays around and carbonation iz active. Looks like a positive example of the stereotypes you see on the cover of oktoberfest adverts. Beautiful lacing.
Nose is light and grassy, some floral hop notes and a touch of yeast. Maybe some like biscuits or crackers or something similar.
Comes in grassy and a bit soapy before digging back into yeasty crackers. Eventually merges into a piney bitter finish that lasts nicely. Some lemon notes peek in and there’s a round malt lurking in the background that raises it’s shoulders on occasion to peek out from under the rug.
Finish is like water crackers and grass and a touch of lemon, but not juicy, and maybe some pine. Crisp though!
conway (2210) - - JUN 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Clear gold with a medium white head. Aroma is piney, earthy and slightly catty hops. Taste adds some fruity sweetness. Full sticky mouthfeel and light carb. Good.