KornDogg (519) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pine & Citrus aroma. Hazy yellow body with sediment, medium lasting head, very nice lacing. Taste begins citrusy followed hops, pine and yeast. Lasting bitter finish. Reminds me of a strong Belgian-style IPA.
dbarnold (1125) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Seemed closer to a strong IPA or super hoppy imperial American to me. Was big and piney, and bitter. Some malt, but hops dominated it. Dry finish. Good, not dry.
Erikh04 (98) - - JUL 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great beer. Hides the alcohol content well. Very balanced taste. Will definitely get again if I can find it.
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jcos (1414) - Maryland, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location/Date:Bottle on July 27th, 2013 split with Dave and AV.
Appearance: Pours a yellow cloud.
Aroma: Aroma of light citrus, faint spice.
Taste: Medium bitter, light yeast, some sweet malt backbone, spice.
Summary: I really enjoyed this beer. Nice balance of flavors, interesting.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy light golden with a white head that fades to a film. Great simple aroma- bright and citrusy. Grassy, dry, some crackery pilsner malt and some chalky white pepper phenolic notes. Definitely some Belgian yeast notes, but stays pretty clean. Lively effervescent body. Flavor is dry. Has apparent crackery pilsner base characteristics. Some grassy and resiny C-hop notes come through the chalky Belgian yeast notes (although they are subtle). Simple, dry, highly drinkable. Has a long hoppy vegetal finish with some soft bitterness. Sessionable and doesn’t feel like 9% ABV.
fluffy (1253) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
I mean, ok for doing something new. But a 9% pale? Why? Hop heads won't order it.
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Inbreak (1394) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 26.06.2013, cask @ The Pony Bar NY:
Nice slightly fizzy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet fruity, winegum crocodiles, hops, flowers, dried fruits, minerals, butterscotch, cardboard, citrus. Taste is slightly grassy and fruity, hops, newly cut lawn, cardboard, bark, citrus peel, wet leafs. Longlasting bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Fair enough.
camborne (640) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice floral nose. Lots of floral and spice notes, rose hips are predominate. Some honey notes with long bitter finish
superspak (2127) - Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled 5/03/2013. Pours lightly cloudy golden straw color with a 2-3 finger dense and fluffy white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of huge bright lemon zest, orange zest, tangerine, pineapple, pear, pepper, herbal, floral, grass, light pine, bread, light honey, clove, and floral earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of bright hop notes with the rose hips and a light-moderate malt presence; with big strength. Taste of big lemon zest, orange zest, tangerine, pineapple, floral, grass, pepper, pine, bread, clove, light honey, and herbal earthiness. Good amount of spicy/earthy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, floral, pine, grass, pepper, clove, bread, light honey, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance and complexity of bright citrus hops and rose hip additions; with a light-moderate malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, lightly prickly, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic spiced hoppy golden ale! All around awesome balance and complexity of bright hops with the rose hip additions, with light malt balance; and extremely smooth and crisp to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours a dark yellow with white head seems to have floaties. Does have nice crisp carb good bubbles well after pour. Taste smell. Dough/bread yeast. Lemon tart. What I assume is rose hip floral. Slight caramel. Mostly a bitter bit. Strange but as the glass empties I like it more