Beerandhockey8 (157) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz sample from the brewery sent to my warehouse, poured into a snifter. Pour is a light, straw like yellow with a thin fizzy white head. Very transparent beer, nose is a ton of hops, slight floral, citrus. Taste is bitter, light body. Finishes carbonated, hop aftertaste. Ok beer, but lacking body and overall complexity. Maybe a shot at the consumer that’s new to craft beer?
ads135 (2350) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A slightly better than average IPA and certainly better than its ratings thus far. I light IPA, golden in appearance, crisp with a little staleness at the end, but an overall nice citrus character.
DocLock (7201) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amazingly, this was on tap at Red Robin Collegeville. The pour was hazy dark straw with off-white head. Piney hoppy nose with flavor of caramel malt, not sweet but with a nice hoppy, fruity flavor. Paired nicely with onion rings and a cheddar burger.
edgallow (1440) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
16 oz draft pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts and some floral and citrus. Taste is sweet malts and citrus.
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GT2 (7034) - Riverslime, California, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355mL prototype label thanks to LtDan! Clear golden pour, good white foam. Nose is nice kumquat, mild cheese, soap, sugar, noble hop squash. Taste is pretty juicy, long soapy dry finish, mild squash flavor. Odd.
boxofrane (1704) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at winners circle. Pours clear orange with a small white head. The aroma has pine, grass, floral notes, mild citrus. The taste is medium bitter with a sweet orange finish. Not great, not bad.
snoworsummer (1021) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours clear copper brown with a frothy off white head and lots of lacing. Tastes like creamy, buttery malt. Light body and blow carbonation. Smells malty, creamy, and buttery.
sonnycheeba (2528) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours clear amber with creamy white head. Aroma is cookie and cereal malts, floral notes, oranges, and pineapple. Flavor is dry malt base, some hop bitterness, and some light fruit esters; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
halfonit (1099) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at battleship during pint night. Pours a clear golden color white a white head. Aroma is of hops, pine, grass, grain and malts. Taste of dry hops, bread, grains, malts. Smells much more hoppy than the taste suggests. Leaves a hoppy malt finish. Decent stuff for a mass producing brewery.
Kinz (3105) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Release party at Mellow Mushroom with the JRHB board. Must note that the BBC reps were very cool and gave us a lot of schwag, so my opinion is likely compromised. But I rather liked it. Clear copper tinted orange, good head. Aroma is citrus and pine. Flavor is very light caramel with a clean bitter hop finish, more citrus and pine, pineapple citrus more than grapefruit citrus. Pleasant, easy drinking IPA. Liked it. Quite solid.