gschrade (678) - Collinsville, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours amber with a white head. Taste citrus, pine, sweet. I thought this was good. I would drink this again.
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Darkmagus82 (1219) - - SEP 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 5-9-13-
Poured from can into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a nice amber color with a two finger pure white head. The head has a decent level of retention, with big bubbles popping in the head to leave a lighter level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell- The aroma is of grapefruit and grassy hop, much stronger then would have been expected for a 4.5 % abv brew. Mixed with the hop is a very light fruit aroma of a citrus and tropical fruits as well as a little bit of a of caramel smell.
Taste – While the smell is much bigger then would have been expected, the taste is rather spot on for a 4.5 % brew (well maybe slightly more flavorful). The taste begins with a rather decent amount of a grapefruit hop flavor which is quite nice. The only problem is that the light malt flavor and bit of citrus sweet flavors that begin the taste are quite thin and cannot support the hop. Toward the middle the grapefruit begins to fade in intensity along with the malty flavors fading as well. This creates a rather watery taste in the middle of the flavor profile. This is temporary however, as toward the end more grapefruit hop as well as some grassy hop flavors come to the tongue. Along with these hop flavors so too comes a bit of a bready flavor which when all combined leave a crisp, moderately hoppy and thinner body malt flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel -The body of the brew is on the watery and thinner side with a carbonation level that is rather average. The carbonation, if higher, may have been better for the thinner malt flavors of the brew while a slightly thicker body may have supported the hop better (although I must say that that is a hard thing to achieve with only a 4.5 % abv brew).
Overall – If looking for a session brew that has little alcohol and has a decent hop taste, then this is a good go to. While not as good as Stone Levitation as a hopped session, it is noteworthy. In a session style situation a 6 pack will give a decent hop fix without a whole lot of alcohol.
Luvystypotables (655) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A medium intensity aroma of floral hops with citrus and pine as well as traces of plum and orange. Good looking beer with a small white head on a light;y carbonated, clear golden body. Taste disappoints after such a great aroma. It is a mild floral and pine taste with a thin watery body and not much aftertaste.
deyholla (6633) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the STL airport. Pours hazy amberish gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma has lots of earthy grass hops with a touch of resin and an earthy grain backbone. Flavor is similar with a bit sweeter, but still earthy, citrus, a bit of grass and grain underlying.
TXBadger (1381) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a slightly hazy golden with white head. Spruce, bread, and light fruit on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more bread malt notes.
brokensail (10916) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Schlafly Tap Room, Lambert Airport edition. Just listed as IPA, but apparently that’s this. Clear golden pour with a white head. Nose has a bit of a cracker note to it and is a touch on the soapy side. Lots of floral hops, though, and a nice citrus character. Perhaps a touch too bitter on the palate. Soap, lots of citrus rind, and pine. Somewhat grassy, too. Only a mild malt sweetness, more along the lines of dry, crackery malt.
OzarkElmo (295) - Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Have only had 5-6 of this new style, but this is the best offering of a "Session IPA" I’ve had to date. Pours a light amber with moderate head. Good hop presence on the nose. Well-balanced taste leaning to the hops more than malt. Nice, dry finish and once again, a good offering of the style.
JDBaker11058 (1269) - Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: clear orange gold, with a frothy white head, average lacing. Aroma: fruity aroma, with citrus and tropical mainly, light pine, hint of honey. Taste: blood orange, pineapple, mango, lemon zest, light resin, sweet bready caramel malts underneath. Finish: dry, with medium-length bitter citrus. Notes: Very good example of the style, with a full body for the abv, decently balanced flavors, with hop character that is pronounced without being overly bitter. NoVA Brewfest 2014.
hoju777 (145) - FRANCE - JUN 27, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cans from the Whole Foods in St. Louis. Smells sweet. Yellow. Tastes like iced tea. Is that cos we are down in the South? Not sure that’s a good thing. I miss San Diego.
fiercepanda (544) - Missouri, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazy copper beer with a small white head. The aroma is lightly floral and citrus. The flavor is grassy and piney, good solid bitterness.