fluffy (1673) - 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 (2131) - 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 (655) - 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 (2611) - 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
alexsdad06 (5429) - Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sample. Pours a clear yellow color with a large fluffy white head. The aroma has some doughy yeast, floral and herbal hops, a splash of white pepper, some sweetness and citrus notes. The flavor has more doughy malts, toasted bread, floral and herbal character, light/medium body, mild bitterness to the finish with some citrus. This was a bit of a disappointment, especially if it replaces Oat or a couple of the other stouts.
Itzjerm (1291) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUL 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is lemon and cleanness. Lasting head, but chunkss of something in the beer, i’m okay with this, beer snob probably not. Palate is nice perfect balance. The rose hip actually comes out in flavor, pretty amazing. Sweet tartness nice balance with carbonation? Carbonation? Yes that is a central cause of flavor in this brew. Very nice!
NeoHippie2 (997) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden amber pour with a big white head. Aromas of malt, some doughy notes, and hops. Flavor is way more bitter than I thought it would be. Tone down the hoppy notes and increase the malt presence and this brew would be delicious.
ESBob (358) - Indiana, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a cloudy blonde gold. Bright citrus lemon aroma with white head. Taste is a lemony citrus with malt and hop balance. Slight buttery mouthfeel. Nice.
AndyW68 (1088) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy light yellow. Aroma is floral and citrus. Taste is the same. You can taste the rose hips. Seems like a good radler.