bhensonb (10736) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It’s back, and in bottles. This one from Corti Brothers. Pours dark gold with a foamy white head. Aroma is interestingly spicy. And citrusy. Med body til the foam leaves. Flavor is very light caramel with some spice and citrus. I could believe there’s a trace of rye in it. Quite tasty for the ABV.
brokensail (10635) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden pour with a big white head. Nose is kind of bland. Bready malt, sweet citrus hop notes, and floral aromas. Kind of watery, too. The flavor is not all that impressive either. Bread, some toast, and maybe a little bit of citrus. Floral hops, light pine, and a touch of bitterness on the finish.
TwoSipDip (8948) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a golden orange appearance with a thin off white head. Vanilla cake, grapefruit, tropical fruit, quite herbal aroma. A bit chewy, herbal/fruity, pineapple, grapefruity hoppy, toasted malty, a bit grassy, slightly sweet flavor. Not a bad beer.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Beer Run. Pours a clear golden color with a off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of spicy, herbal hops and faint malts. The taste is spicy hops, pale malts, tart apple. Medium bodied, refreshing.
3fourths (7874) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Gummy-fruit / mandarin orange nose with raw yeast off-notes. Sweet, medium bodied, relatively low bitterness, citric / orange-heavy, somewhat juicy. Sugar film finish. Orange otter pop pale ale.
crossovert (6970) - Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botled 03/08/13. Seems like they might have been slow to roll this out in chi. Its a clear golden amber pour with a nice head. Dry hops subdued at this point. IT has a sharp toffee scent, bread, and still retains a bit of the tropical hops. The flavor is decent. Almost light lager-like with a good bready malt base and a hint of toastiness. Medium to low bitterness, lemony hop flavor. Very light and easy-drinking. I like it as a summer beer but it’s a bit old.
marcus (6339) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours clear copper with a clinging off-white head and a fruity aroma. There is a medium-bodied pale malt flavor with a seriously bitter finish. Very drinkable.
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Golden, thin to moderate frothy white head, spotty lacing, light carbonation.   Musty and cheezy hop aroma.   Has a faint dank tropical fruit tinge.   Odd...   Heh, part of it reminds me of those swirly hard candies you find around Christmas, those ribbon ones, that are white and beige.   Yeah, weird, mild hop flavor profile, with a sweetness that is totally like those pink/green/beige colored hard candies you find around Christmas.   Not bright, feels a little dank.   Backside has a little citrusy aspect to it, perhaps some of that tropical fruit but its very muted.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Feels thicker than others at least.   Falls off quickly tho.   This was a weird one.
DSG (5634) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 4, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Yoav’s place. Thanks zvikar. Golden-colored. Aroma of citric hops, kinda stale, and some cookie-ish malt. Flavor has some sweetish maltiness and citric hops, a bit stale, with decent bitterness. Medium-bodied. Not fresh enough but still OK.
nimbleprop (4594) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle pours a clear orange with some frothy, white head. Nose has some sweetness, some citrus, a little grass, some straw. Flavor is lightly sweet, lemon, soap, some grass. Clean finish. Good, sessionable.