Skyview (5209) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Heritage Liquors in Maplewood, Minnesota. Pours a clear golden pale colored brew with a thin off-white head that quickly dissipates to a film top. Aroma of golden grain malt, grassy hops, and a hint of citrus. Taste is medium bodied, plenty of carbonation, with flavors of noble grassy hops, light caramel, golden grain malt and a touch of citrus. Finish has a short lived spice hop aftertaste then some golden grain and grassy hop secondary flavor.
BOSSbrewer (1637) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very nice. Entered this beer on a different app and I'm not able to import my comments unfortunately.
hayduke (3369) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. Poured gold with a creamy white head and good lacing. Nose of light malts and grassy and floral hops. Light to medium body. Flavor is grassy hops and light bitterness. Finish is mild and lightly bitter. Quite drinkable and I can see why it spawned the craft beer revolution. .
Strykzone (4931) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Hayduke. We had it together via facebook chat. So this was what brought about a revolution? Today it more resembles a golden ale. It is clear gold and has an off white head that leaves some lacing. Light hops, a bit of grain, oatmeal, and very light pepper. I guess that when compared to what else was available then this was revolutionary. Maybe we have gotten spoiled. I like being spoiled.
BillKismet (3335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tan wheat colored beer, with okay cover. Crisp nose of gently apportioned malt and hops, that harkens the end of fall. Medium-bodied, but rather light on the flavor. Grains are really subdued, although a touch of sourwood shavings break through. Mild and forgettable.
cfrancis (2358) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours light golden yellow with a small white head that quickly disappears. Aroma is light grains and earthy hop. Taste is much the same. Solid beer.
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2013
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
It tastes similar to how it looks: A kind of below average american macro lager. Definitely not a fan. Fancy labeling, but tastes like a poor lager.
jasonroden (6) - West Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2013 does not count
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Wow. I was impressed. I think it’s seasonal. But this did not disappoint. Flavorful without a bitter aftertaste. Well done
Maverick34 (2250) - New York, USA - AUG 13, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pale yellow from bottle. Grassy cider aroma. Cereal malts. Light hops. Kind of boring.
Cybercat (3320) - Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear solar yellow with a very thick and fine-bubbled buttery pale tan head. Strong, crisp aroma is mainly malt and yeast with a fruity, floral undertone. Well-rounded malty flavor has a nice hoppy undertone and a fruity hint plus a touch of hoppy bitterness. Smooth, firm texture has only a little fizz, but this is the brew’s weakest point, and it isn’t weak by much. Overall, a satisfying and highly worthy ale, an excellent tribute to Jack McAuliffe and his contribution to craft beer.