GT2 (9421) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 19, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at The Big Hunt in DC. Apparently not just available at Lil Frankie’s Restaurant. The pour is a hazy, glowing gold with a thin, creamy head. Sticky, sheety lace. Nose is a bit buttery and soapy. Taste follows suit with some higher alcohols causing instant headaches. Overall pretty heavy grainy, richer, with some heavy diacetyl and soap. Wasn’t a big fan.
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Pours a hazy golden body with a think white head. Hoppy citrus and grass y notes. Caramel malt with a light fruit aroma and some cracker malts. Finish is less vibrant with a mild bitterness and hint of citrus. Good.
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Rattle N Hum. Hazy pour with a nice thick sticky head. Very pale golden yellow. Lots of bright fresh citrusy hops. Very bright aroma over a soft lightly toasted malt base. Earthy and lightly resiny finish. Quite fresh and quite tasty. A really nice session beer.
zdk (1854) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
cask @ RnH: fruity grapefruit and grape. flowery and pine notes. sweet caramel malts. Finishes with some bad astringency. Basically an IPA, as Sammy says.
Sammy (10681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent bitterness, cask at Rattle ’N’ Hum. Looks, smells, tastes like an understated IPA.
j12601 (9286) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at Rattle N Hum when I went for their Cigar City event. Pours a hazy golden brown yellow with a thin white head. Big hop profile, earthy, vanilla. Had some hop sediment which freaked me out a little as I didn’t see it at first glance and had chunks of hop leaves in my teeth after my first sip. Smooth supple grapefruit bitter finish.
notalush (5645) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from St. James Beverage - nose of citrus and earthy hops, buttered bread and light honey - light, but still fairly creamy in the mouth - the anticipated sixpoint hop profile is there, but you want that in this beer - the hops are spicy and herbal - these are balanced by a light sweetness and notes of toast, and even a light nuttiness - a straightforward and tasty pale ale.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler. Aroma of citrus and flowers with strong bready malts. Flavor bready, chewy, juicy; tons of sweet bread with moderately tropical yellow-orange fruit notes. Not terribly complex, but really nice, luxurious malt with hops that may not overpower but aren’t overly subtle either. Very nice.
LilBeerDoctor (3663) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Pours a clear deep orange with a thick off-white head. Aroma of bready malts, honey, and some herbal notes (jasmine and other flowery notes). Flavor of sweet pale malts with wheaty/bready notes, honey, and floral hops in the finish. A chill, relaxing kind of beer. I’m not so in love with the herbal/flowery and honey notes. Decent APA.
TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Frank. This poured a thick looking dark amber. Was very surprised by how much I liked this, as I love six points attitude towards brewing but dont always love the beer. The hops are minimized in this beer, but the malt is solid and very tasty.I found it to have a slightly bitter yet almost zesty finish.