jcos (1704) - Maryland, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location/Date: Bottle on June 24th, 2012.
Appearance: Pours a gold cloud like a hefeweizen.
Aroma: Aroma of wheaty malt, faint pine, some citrus.
Taste: Sweet like a hefeweisen, some orange peel and coriander, a light-medium amount of piney bitterness.
Palate:Medium light body, lingering aftertaste.
Summary: Perhaps this will be a new style one day, as it’s not really an IPA, like the black IPA isn’t a traditional IPA. Then again, I have already enjoyed the Brookyln/Schneider Hopfenweisen...a good beer, just wish the hops were a little bit more aggressive in the mix.
PhatB420 (731) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz into a pint. Pours a cloudy yellow/orange haze. Head is full and large then simmers to a solid ring with islands. Aroma is sour citurs, pine, and musky soil. Love the sediment floating around. Taste is plesantly hoppy, fresh citrus, pine, and orange peel. A nice slow sipper in the summer. One of my favorites from Saranac.
unclemike (2547) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a very hazy golden-orange color with a moderately sized white head that leaves pretty good lacing. Aroma has a lot of citrus character, but also has a hairspray characteristic. Taste is mainly a mild fruity citrus with a small butterscotch finish. Overall it is very citrusy but only mildly bitter. A decent beer, especially for Saranac
DocLock (8530) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Wegmans. Pours hazy gold with off-white head. Nose was hopcitrus, Citra hops, and the flavor was crisp, medium compexity, with that nice up front citra hop flavor, ample malts, and a smooth finish. Some minor chalkiness late, but overall I could session this any day of the week.
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - JUN 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy light orange with a great lacing head. Aroma is fresh hops and sweet fruit. Flavor is a great blend of fresh hops and sweet fruity malt. This was a pleasant surprise during my stay in Vermont. A very nice beer.
sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Swift in NYC. This is a joke. There was hardly any IPA character at all. It was all Belgian white with a trace of hops in the flavor. Overwhelming wheat and orange aroma, super effervescent body with, again, all wheat flavor. Fairly easy to drink, I’d give this to a girl on a first date.
DietPepsican (1526) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy orange pour with a small white head. Zesty orange peel aroma, coriander coriander coriander coriander . I just can’t get past it. Tastes too much like plastic to me. Oh well. Still, this isn’t bad.
Capa (2307) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very hazy orange with a white, rocky head. Nice fruity, citrus, floral aroma with some light coriander. Flavor has a bit of lemon, sweet malts, orange, and move citrus notes with a light amount of spice. Surprisingly nice.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle: Pours a cloudy pale golden with stringy-lacing froth of white head. Has a tart citrus fruity nose with a hint of coriander and mild wheat. Starts with a slightly creamy mouthfeel with fine carbonation and mild sweetness with plenty of orange and lemon zest with some earthy bitterness and coriander spice before a drier bittersweet finish. Hard to put my finger on it, but the flavors here seem muddled and not as fresh as I was hoping.
pineypower (2735) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Wegman’s Cherry Hill. Pours out a cloudy white ale color with a small white head. Aroma is of straight up coriander, some light citrus and some bitterness. Taste is up front of coriander, some light orange, and a nice touch of bitterness in there on the finish. Really interesting concept, but there is way to much coriander in here.