Travlr (17662) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Hazy amber color, scant edge head. Arona of wet grass, flowers. Taste is grassy and floral citrus. Very nice.
hopdog (10255) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Capone’s. Poured an amber color with an average to large sized off white head. Floral, pine, citrus aromas. Very nice hoppy aromas. Tastes of citrus, some fruitiness, pine, and caramel. I wish the tastes followed suit the hoppy aroma.
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at the Saturday sessions of Extreme Beerfest. Pours a mostly clear amber brown with a large yellowed beige head. Malt and huge citrus, punchy earthy hops. Medium bodied, sweet and earthy, chewy malt. Thins out a bit, earthy bitterness. Nice profile, but could use a little more body, however for being about 4% it’s doing well. Gentle bitterness on the finish.
swoopjones (7013) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at Coles, Buffalo. Deeper copper pour. rich caramel maltiness with mild resiny bitterness that lingered on palate. Not overly flavorful, easy drinking, decent amber that packs a bigger bitterness than most of the style. Just not a fan of ambers
jredmond (6651) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at pOny with streets and Annie. Pours a deep amber brown body with no head, very light lacing. Aroma is meat, spice, and malt. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of spice, wood, malt and smoke.
radagast83 (6101) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Novemberfest at Rustico last weekend. Poured a relatively clear amber-orange color with a slightly off-white head. Aroma was plenty of citrus, with tropical fruit notes and some caramel sweetness. Flavor was tropical fruit citrus notes, light malts. This was light and crisp, highly enjoyable.
vtafro (5251) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft. Dark pour with tan head . Herbal and spiced aroma. Light herbs and grassy and herbal flavors with some light malt background.
ben4321 (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: Draft at The Growler, 10/26/12
Aroma: The nose is hoppy and caramel mostly, the wet hops come through nicely
Appearance: It pours a dark amber color with a frothy dark beige head and coating lace
Flavor: The taste is balance between sweetness and hop bitterness, though it leans slightly bitter
Palate: The body is medium, it is smooth and clean, with a good drinkability, and a somewhat dry finish
I thought this was a very solid one from Smutty. It is super easy to drink, and it has a nice hop component from the Wet hops. I read this was Smutty’s first time using wet hops, and I thought that this was a very nice first foray into it.
thornecb (5013) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep amber into a shaker. Off-white head with excellent retention recedes to coat surface. Tropical fruit and resin aromas. Medium bodied with sweet caramel and summer fruit upfront turning to pine and resin in the dry, lasting finish.
AirForceHops (4993) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle I purchased at the Brewery. # 14 of 1000. Consumed at cellar temperature. Also had a draft 10 oz. sample from a plastic taster cup on the day of the release. Thick fluffy head with lots of lace down the edges. Color is a deep amber / borderline dirty brown. Nose is dank, wet hops. Real Earthy. Medium bread malt backbone with a solid Herbal hop bitterness that lingers slightly after the sip. Caramel and grassy hop notes also found here. Drinks real easy. I would drink this again. But not going out of my way too do so. Slightly above average, lots of flavors for such a low ABV brew.