JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Barcade. Pale straw colour. Bright, bready nose with a kiss of light citrus, lemon peel and a touch of caramel. Some toasted/lightly astringent character. There is a bit of soft lemony flavour on the back. Zesty with a touch of light spiciness. Fresh and pretty tasty.
Leighton (10466) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Barcade. Decent beer. Pours a cloudy, light orange with a medium, white head. Nose of fruit and some yeast. Flavor is crisp with some sweet malts and a bit of yeast funk. Light to medium in body with a a pleasant, mild aftertaste of fruit and malt.
beerfest5 (1128) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 10, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
tap @ Plan B Simsbury, very very light, not fair to call this a little brother to their IPA, shoals pale ale would fill those shoes, this would be the sperm of the IPA, not much flavor or character, just blah.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at barcade. Pours a light golden, thin white head. Aroma is toasty biscuit malts, light straw ans hay, herbal hops, and light spice- gets lemon and earthy hints. Flavor seems lemon-like- some citrus hops- lemongrass herbs- seems sorachi ace hops may be added? Minty notes, some tannin- and tonic quinine hints? For a beer with added cumin and cardamon, I didn’t really get any of those in the beer- which is wierd since those 2 are usually very powerful spices. Not bad overall.
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Barcade. Sweetish, peach, coriander and clove aroma. Fleeting, light-handed carbonation. Pickled radish and carbonic acid flavor — very dry and dusty. Not much flavor at all. The seltzer of the beer world. Dull.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Barcade: Pours a light golden with great clarity and a white film of head. Fairly aromatic- fresh dry biscuity malts accompanied by a soft, muted orange peel presence. The body is over-carbonated- thinning out an already thin bodied beer. Very mellow flavor that’s similar to the aroma- some bread crust and dry biscuity malts in the background. Very soft muted citruses (some orange peel like notes) with a peppery and very dry back. Fairly clean and straight forward. Very sessionable, but this particular pour was way too carbonated, thinning out the subtleties. It’d make a fantastic cask.
zdk (1807) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2010
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap @ barcade, Smutty night. Pours soft golden color. Arouma is slightly floral and yeasty. Profile of caramel malts, taste is very dry and a bit mildew staleness. Finishes with some bitter. Eh.