NachlamSie (2809) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler. Pours a clear copper with a small white head. The aroma is very interesting. This was a cool experiment. It’s a basic concept of well balanced malts and hops but the normal American pale notes aren’t here. The hops are earthy and spicy with a little juniper, wood and herbs. Malts are a little biscuity and doughy. This reminds me almost of a pilsner, but doesn’t have the dryness and crispness. There are also very faint fruity notes in the finish, reminding me this is a pale ale. We’ve got a pretty drinkable and clean beer. Nice change of pace.
ajnepple (2554) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Belgian notes, noble hops, mild bitterness. Spicy, earthy and floral.
Ratman197 (10224) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a hazy yellow with a small lasting white head. Aromas of straw and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, lemon zest and light earthiness with a crisp dry lingering lemon zest finish.
Experiment_Ale (1044) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
At Denver fire station no. 26 with Stephen. Pours clear light burgendy. Aroma is thin earthy hops that are mildly smooth. Taste is soda sugar, earthy hops that are silky, ends with a munches malt note and some smooth hops.
Steve_0 (2881) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pour is clear orange with a small white head and great lacing. Snappy, orange marmalade, light grass, biscuity, light caramel, and grapefruit peel in the aroma. Taste is orange peel, grass, huge grapefruit - vibrant and concentrated - bread, light caramel, and citrus with a medium bitter finish. Slick mouthfeel with high carbonation. Pretty tasty pale ale.
notalush (5001) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the brewery - an APA with all euro hops, focusing mostly on the noble hop character - malt character is simple, I assume to simply showcase the hops, which this does well - quite a bit of grassy and spicy saaz in here, along with some floral notes, and a mild citric tang - the malt, however, is a little limp and kind of sweet - not as crisp or snappy as it really ought to be to make these hops pop - okay.