3fourths (7981) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Rogue in Newport. Unfiltered hazy golden wheat with a fine white head. Alongside the Independence and Revolution single hop beers this one was the worst, but not because of the hop choice. Other than the hop in the aroma (which come across like Chinook with their wood / green vegetable / pine needle brashness), there’s a lot of burnt olive oil and burnt butter notes. The Pacman yeast is very forward with it’s cheese-rind mustiness, only imparting a small amount of drywall powder / paint. Medium to full body, frothy carbonation, heavily bitter and coarse throughout. Prickly soured butter and herbs in the finish. Nice texture, nice appearance, not so nice aroma or flavor.
JPDurden24 (1578) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Single hop brewed pale, tasted along with 2 otherw, Dark gold, amber pour..earthy, grassy, citrusy. Fairly smooth and pretty good.
PorterPounder (5490) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Newport, Or - on tap at the brewery. Medium gold pour, Light white head, nice lacing. Decent spruce aroma. Flavor has some pear-like fruitiness, a nice subtle bitterness and a grassy finish. Thick enough mouthfeel.