JoeMcPhee (8167) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour with a thin white head. The nose is a little bit citrusy and tropical. A bit of kiwi and some light orange and mango citrus. Juicy and tasty with a lingering bitterness. I like the hop profile they have going on here - clean and tasty. There’s a bit of malt sweetness in here as well. Pretty nice brew.
Sammy (8024) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The best I have had to date of these hoppy agers. Thanks Americo for sharing the growler. A nice mouthfeel. lacy, a dry finish, good drinkability.
Drake (7836) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from the Spring sampler. Pours a clear copper color with a medium sized off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of herbal, resin hops. The taste is herbal, resin hops with pale, crackery malts. Medium bodied. A little bland, but prettty drinkable.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle with a best before of October 2013. Pours with a crystal clear golden orange hue with a medium sized, tight, bone hued head with some very solid lace. Aromas are of pine, light tropical fruit, mango, grapefruit and citrus. Light resiny cohumulone, medium strong malt background that is mostly toasty and biscuity, a touch of apple as well. Flavors are bready, toasty, biscuity. Mild bitterness, some fruity notes. I wish there was just a bit more hop flavor and a bit more grassy dry hop character. Bitter balance is spot on though. Dry. Neutral balance. Livelier carbonation. Quite a decent beer overall, but could be a bit more hoppy.
3fourths (7768) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2013 bottle. clear gold with soda water bubbles and a small white head. mellow and somewhat stale hop aroma on top of bare pale malt sweetness. lightly chalky and husky, lightly coarse carbonation, medium hop bitterness. simple, lean, a little "snappy" but lacks any trace of life or vibrancy. very dull and plain.
DocLock (7421) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from new spring sampler pack. Pours hazy dark straw colored with off-white head. Nose is pale malt, tropical fruit, peppery. Tastes crisp, pale malty with an assertive hop flavor and notes of grapefruit and tangerine. This one is very good.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle: Pours a clear deep golden bronze with a clingy-lacing froth of off-white head. Has a fresh herbal hoppy nose with notes of citrus and pine atop lightly toasted caramel malts. Starts with good fullness and appropriate carbonation along with lightly sweet pale malts and good resiny hop flavor and bitter balance. Smooth and very drinkable.
Ughsmash (6968) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured clear, light, orangey-golden with a sticky beige head. The aroma picked up fresh pine, black pepper, and citrus hoppage over sweet caramel and bready notes.. fresh and quite nice. The flavor found bitter pine resin and grapefruit throughout, with caramel and lesser fruit supporting.. bitter, refreshing finish. Light-medium bodied, bitter, and engaging on the palate.. great stuff overall!
shrubber85 (6803) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pine/grapefruit peel and orange malt aroma. Golden yellow with large head. Sweet orange malt and mildly bitter pine/grapefruit peel flavor. Hops more subdued in the flavor. Nice.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden tinged amber with a large white head. Smells lovely and hoppy right away, but picks up a sweet grainy note up close, and that’s not all that bad. Medium bodied, a little bit of tartness. Grainy with a touch of sweet malt. Nice hop notes and a bit of bitterness on the finish. Pretty easy drinking and would have been quite good about six hours ago when I came in from doing three hours of yard work.