UXO (1490) - CANADA - SEP 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: hazy pale amber with one fat finger of rocky ivory head, excellent retention and patchy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: caramel malt, pine, citrus, earth. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (7/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, lingering bitter finish. (3/5)
So, is a “southern triangle” anything like a “map of Tasmania”? ANZ rude phrases aside, this isn’t particularly “southern”, as far as I can tell - certainly I’m not getting any of the white wine vinous notes I associate with Nelson Sauvin. It’s a little foamy, which doesn’t bother me overly much, especially since the head retention is so good. But it’s also fairly malt-forward, which does bother me, a little. It’s not even that high an ABV, so there’s no particular reason the hops couldn’t be a bit more dominant over the malt, in my opinion. Solid, I guess, if uninspired. (14/20)
tsd08460 (813) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Crafted in Haymarket, VA
Aroma: citrus, tropical fruit, floral
Appearance: light amber with a white head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter finish
GenDV138 (5976) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Clear golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, floral notes, malt. Tastes of citrus, floral notes, malt. Medium body with a dry finish.
Itzjerm (2296) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUN 17, 2016
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very basic bitter and grain IPA. One dimension. Well done for a standard IPA but this isn't really for me. Meh.
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markwise (5187) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bine and Vine. Pours a mostly clear Amber orange with a pillowy white head that sticks around. Nose is herbal, grassy, grainy, and hints of cattiness. Flavor is similar with grain, malt, grass, herbs, lemon peel, grapefruit, mild fruit, and lingering bitter. Light to medium in body and lingering bitterness on the finish.
BeerandBlues2 (12100) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewery. Pours clear amber with a medium, creamy white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is earthy and pine hops, grainy and biscuit malt with peach esters. Flavor is moderate earthy and pine hops and bitterness, medium grainy and biscuity malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
blipp (8174) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours hazed orange with a white head. Fruity hops, mild-moderate bitterness, light piney notes, and lingering fruity citric bitterness. Pretty good.
Marheb (4916) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(En fût à la brasserie): Un bouquet floral prend le dessus, quelques clémentines s’installent également et un aspect terreux, surtout présent dans l’amertume donne une dimension appréciée à ce liquide juteux.
SlimHabib (405) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JAN 9, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pour. Clear dark golden with a large creamy off white head. Aroma is bright citrus fruits. Medium body. Sweet with a nice bitter finish.
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KUEric (943) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wasn’t my favorite. Too bitter, seemed one note without much balance. Way too foamy. Just not great