JoeinEscazú (1325) - San Jose, COSTA RICA - APR 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A dryish and crisply bitter light amber ale with a big pine-and-oranges hop nose. Avoids that sticky resinous bitterness that can get in the way of drinking lots. Really refreshing and hitting the right balance. I want more.
BOSSbrewer (1018) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 23, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had at the Tap Room in St. Louis in the summer of 2011 or thereabouts. Decent beer. Didn't get good notes for this.
vyvvy (3418) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2011 On cask at The Tap Room - Pours amber/orange with a light haze and a beige head. The aroma has lots of hops - citrus, grapefruit and light pine. there is also some dryish malt in the back. Medium light smooth body that is soft and has light carbonation. The flavor starts with dry hoppiness that’s more earthy and woody than the aroma. There is also dry crackers, some toasty malt and a touch of fruitiness. The finish has a mineral aspect, some sourness and a bit of paper taste to the hop profile. It’s nice having a low alcohol hoppy beer, but for some reason these low abv hoppy beers always seem better in theory than taste to my palate. (8/3/6/3/15 - 3.5)
Updating number after having the tap version. This is much brighter and has a fuller taste with more of a hoppy flavor throughout and less of the mineral and papery aspects. A really nice beer that eliminates my prior concerns and shows me that a low abv IPA (or highly hopped bitter) can be pretty darn tasty.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Hazy amber body, medium off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit/orange, light bread. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/orange, some nectarine, light bread. Smooth light-medium body, very drinkable.
kwoeltje (2151) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(draught at Tap Room - limited St. Louis release) red-amber with off white head. Citrus/grassy hops aroma. Flavor is bready malt and citrus/pine hops. Plenty of body. Incredibly flavorful session beer. Which it was a regular.
Earlier Rating: 3/5/2011 Total Score: 3.8
(cask at the Tap Room) orange-amber with small off white head and great lace. Aroma of citrus hops. Flavor is biscuit malt and more grassy hops. Great cask mouthfeel. Extremely flavorful for a session beer.
nuplastikk (3817) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at BP Dupont. Filtered orange-brown. Mellow floral hop tones. Quite a nice English IPA, but if you sold it as an APA I wouldn’t blink an eye. Very flavorful for the ABV. An awesome session beer, quite fresh. Well done.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours orange with a white head. Fruity citric hoppy aroma, with orange zest and light caramel malts. The flavor has fruity citric hops, lighter floral notes, and pale and light sweet malts. Awesome session IPA.
phaleslu (5154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at The Tap Room- St. Louis release limited to 2 kegs and I’m pretty sure it will be gone by mid-day 4/9/11. Pours a mostly clear amber color with a finger-thick off-white head. Aroma of earthy, citrusy hops, tea leaves, grass, wood, and dry grains. Flavor of earthy, leafy hops, tea, orange citrus, bready malts, and wood. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a fruity, leafy mouthfeel. Does exactly what it advertises as a nice, hoppy session IPA.
Travlr (9808) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Murky orange yellow color, small white large bubble head. Aroma of freshly cut grass. Taste is grass, meadow hay. Nice stuff.
BeerandBlues2 (8442) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours clear amber with a medium, creamy off-white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is earthy and herbal hops, fruity esters and biscuit malt. Flavor is medium hops and bitterness with supporting malt and a dry finish. Light body and warmth and medium carbonation.