fata2683 (2162) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 28, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle thanks to beerbill, pours gold white a tall white head. Aroma is strong with citrus hops and grassy malts. Flavor is sweet hay and cereals, ends crisp and clean with little else.
jtodd5dot1 (44) - Marina, California, USA - SEP 23, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
For something called Hop House, not very hoppy. Average Pale Ale. Not a lot of character at all, but very drinkable. Would easily replace something much lighter as a good hot day drink.
JMerritt (1676) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pale red-orange with a large, frothy bright-white head that is partially diminishing, leaving marshmallow fluff lacing. Subdued grapefruits in the nose underneath black pepper spice and toffee. Moderately bitter and a little astringent flavor is heavy on the cardboard and wet paper. Lightly sour finish. Thanks to Narnad for another bottle.
BOLTZ7555 (2371) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
10 karat pour with a small ivory head. Aroma is subtle with lemongrass and honey. Flavor is pretty boring...bitter hops accompanied by a small malt bill. Medium to light mouthfeel. Meh.
lipscomb216 (80) - USA - AUG 23, 2010
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not a big fan of this one. Something in the taste and finish was just a bit off to me, maybe a little metallic? It was just harsh, not smooth. Standard grapefruit hop aroma and flavor, just not quite right. Malt was there, didn’t stand out too much but had a bit of a caramel flavor to it. Overall, very disappointed.
atomicpunk22 (14) - Elk Grove, California, USA - AUG 22, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle given to me by a friend. Pours a medium golden color - mine was a little cloudy, with a medium off-white head. Lacing was ok. Solid citrus aroma with a hint of toffee or coffee (but very faint). Medium body, with average carbonation. Tastes of citrus (more toward grapefruit) with slight banana and peach undertones with short duration. Not a complex beer, and pretty standard for the style.
Narnad (1340) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours with a very tall off-white head, clean orange look and a tone of carbonation. Aroma has a sweet profile overall with notes of cascade hops, light orange and a sweet grainy, honey malt profile. Hops comes through first in the flavor adding a citrus note with mild orange and some light grassy notes later. Malt comes in later with some honey and grainy flavors adding a crisp and sweet finish. Body is light with a semi-fizzy texture and light dry finish. Overall not a bad brew as there really aren’t any off flavors or offensive ones. Hops profile is on target for a pale but is a bit on the heavy side as is the carbonation. A decent brew for summer time drinking.
Braudog (5025) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2010
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Pours a crystal clear copper color with a thin fizzy head. The aroma is a bit mashy. The beer drinks with a sour-tangy aspect, almost green-appley, and finishes with a musty funkiness you usually get in cheaper macro offerings. (#3952, 7/25/2010)
geeklimit (104) - USA - JUL 14, 2010
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
a LOT of head - with a 13-ounce glass, plan on only getting slightly more than half the bottle in, then it’s a 5-minute wait to get the rest in. Nice caramel malty taste with a pronounced hop flavor, followed by citrus and a slightly bitter yeasty finish.
Slipstream (1775) - USA - JUL 10, 2010
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2010 Shoot! I thout I had discovered a new beer and a new craft brewery, began entering it into RB and all that, but no - this is put out by Genessee, pretending to be a little "hop house" somewhere in Rochester. Ha! It loses a couple of points for this deception. Aroma of fruity hops and a touch of yeasty funk. Lite pour and a decent head. Roscoe’s is a pretty lite and mellow pale ale, with a bit of corn sugar noticeable in the flavor. I think this is probably a major ingredient in Genny Cream too. An average brew, but pretty good for the price.