CanIHave4Beers (3575) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hey look at that, a beer I rated on paper 9 months ago and it was just too darned special to enter right away.... so here goes for 2400!
A bottle bottle generously bonused to me by ineedbeer within maybe a week or two of it’s bottling date!
The beer pours a golden color with a big fluffy white head and a nice lacing on the glass.
The aroma is piney and herbaceous. There are some fruit forward elements like pine and orange-peel, a little mild alcohol character slips in there as well. The beer is remarkably aromatic and hoppy.
The flavor is piney with some big citrus character. The bitterness is fairly high, but it’s not unbalanced, astringent or unpleasant in any way. Lots of grapefruit flavor, the alcohol character is very mild and some nice flavors of melon rind and honey are very light but complimentary to the whole.
The mouth feel fairly prickly & the beer does that tongue bracing sensation that really great hoppy beers seem to do.
And now for a bonus rate:
My brother-in-law Dwain crushed this beer with me. Dwain is a Budweiser enthusiast who recently gave me a call to let me know about the new "Budweiser Black Crown"... when Dwain saw me writing notes he asked me to take down a few of his own. So here goes....
This beer smells like pine.
Really piney. Sort of salty, might be a good beer to add a little salt to.
I’m just shocked at how good this beer tastes. This isn’t even a lager!
And now for a Lushawn bonus rate:
I’m totally shocked at how good this beer tastes. And by shocked I mean completely unsurprised in any way, shape, or form.
Leftbob (3) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2015 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In a word....... resinous
Appearance ...cloudy gold.. modest head and lacing
Aroma - pine and citrus
taste - remarkable balance citrus elements initially then strongly resinous which lasts...
palate considerable body
I had two......
BeerViking (3252) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, pours dark gold, resinous nose with tropical fruit undertones, big hoppy body is surprisingly well balanced by smooth golden malt.
George999 (244) - Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
From the tap the pour is clear golden with a light head, the aroma hoppy up front citrus, the taste is a little sweet lightly hopped a little pine bitters and a clean citrus, the finish is clean and mouthfeel is thin. Great beer.
Studbeer (2) - California, USA - AUG 27, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
MMMMM Piney hops with medium sweetness, medium bitterness, average carbonation, golden, frothy, resin, herbs,
mrhopsbeertalk (226) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Picked up in a trade at Tree House Brewing. This is the second ’unicorn’ beer i’ve tried lately that completely failed to live up to the hype. Am I spoiled by my regular access to Tree House, maybe... The aroma is almost all caramel malts with very subtle herbal and floral notes. The flavor is the same, big malt/caramel pressence with vague hints of dank hops, citrus and tropical fruit. The beer is reasonbly bitter, but lacks any sting and the finish lacks any noticeable hop flavor.
weihenweizen (2265) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Refrigerated 0.5 L brown bottle, bottled July 23, 2015, from misterburd poured into a glass. Clear golden with medium/big white head. Aroma is very nice herbal hops, medium body, low carbonation, and good small-bubble lacing. Taste is tropical fruit, herbal hops, pine hops, and bitter finish. Good beer, but thought I would like it more.
mattern33 (106) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Medium amber. Solid head. Awesome hoppy original aroma. Good hoppy palate. Balanced. Good hop variety. Delicious.
napdynmite (86) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smell is fantastic. Candied oranges. Mouthfeel is soft and undercarbonated. Flavor is bitter coming in and going down. Slightly boozy. More burnt orange on the taste. Also peaches. I agree with another reviewer that it reminds me of Maine Beer Lunch. I actually prefer Lunch.
echudy (89) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice hop and citrus scents, very light in color. Nice hop flavor, maybe a bit subtle. Kind of reminds me of Maine Beer Lunch
jhliesen (782) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Monk's Cafe in Philly. Finally! Pours gold with a nice size white head. The aroma is grapefruit, lemon and pine. Flavor is a wonderful hop blend, with lasting bitterness in the finish. This beer is wonderful and lives up to the hype. 8.50
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone