MrBunn (2508) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2011
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper with a HUGE fizzy head that makes me wonder about infection before I even start. Approach with the nose indicates it’s probably OK... caramel malt, apple juice, a little bit of orange peel or some citrusy hops. First sip indicates this is infected. My rating, therefore, is more indicative of QC than the beer itself. I will rerate this when I get a chance.
weihenweizen (1872) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Refrigerated bottle poured into a shaker. Pours clear amber with small beige head. Some lacing, low carbonation, and watery texture. Taste rye malt, some pine, and finishes dry herbal bitter hops.
JStax (3239) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle. Appearance is a hazy gold with a thick white head of foam. Nice bubbly lacing sticking to the glass. Aroma is piney and sweet. Taste is sweet initially, but then moves on to an herbal, pine hop presence and a sweet and piney finish. Dry, yet smooth and refreshing. This is really a delicious beer. I wish it was a little more readily available.
EithCubes (5088) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nose a nice blend of lively PNW hops with a clear-cut rye addition and light caramel. Clear orange pour with a rocky tan head. Taste bittersweet and full of hop juice without the resin, floral with a dryish aftertaste (actually where the most bitterness lies). Mild and smooth light, non-watery body. Very good for an APA!
decaturstevo (5213) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper/amber pour with off white head and lace. Light caramel malt, paper, and a hinto citrus. Light caramel malt, and a very light finishing bitter. A tad thin and watery but easily drinkable.
Nephilium (1411) - Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This starts with a mild hop aroma, with a hint of rye. Pours a clear reddish-amber with a full white head. Clean hop bite, with a moderate finish. A middle of the road beer.
jkwood04 (4167) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours dark golden with a cream colored head. Aroma of light citrus hops, mild pale malts, and a hint of nuts. Flavor the same. Average texture and a good beer.
tmongoose (1390) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottole poured out with large head that dissipated over a couple of minutes. orangish color...just kind of a medium pale ale..middle of the road on all aspects including flavor of hops and malts..somewhat piney in nature...good for one.
BMan1113VR (7871) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 21, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle via a trade. Pours with a slightly hazy golden body that shows intense carbonation. Fluffy, bone hued head sits atop with great, ring per sip lacing and retention. Aromas are malt forward (bready, toasty, lightly spicy, grainy) followed by hops (citrus, tangerines, light tropical fruit, grassy). Some fruit esters, and a slight hint of plastic. Flavors are grainy forward (bready, toasty, slightly astringent/husky, peanut shells). Medium hop bitterness and decently dry. Husk tannins are distracting. Hop flavor is low with hints of citrus (orange and lemon). Light fruity esters towards the finish. Well attenuated. Slight plastic in the finish. Very lively carbonation. Medium to low body.
strongpieman (1538) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear amber with whit head. Moderate hop aroma grass. Heavy bitterness, finish lingers and is a little off. All around just pretty good.