ElGaucho (2201) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Nondescript aroma. Hazy brown. Has hints of furious. Harsh malt finish that overwhelm fresh hop. Not great.
theisti (3214) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - OCT 20, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz pint can courtesy of tytoanderso. According to Ty, this was
canned Monday! Pour is mostly clear golden with a nicely formed off white head that falls with heavy lacing. Tiny carbonation bubbles streaking to the surface. Aroma is floral grass, light lemon citrus, leafy resin. Some grapefruit in here as well. Taste is fresh resin hop, along with bright clear lemon citrus and finishing with the grassiness of the nose. There is also a pleasant sweetness to the lemon, giving it an almost pineapple taste. Additionally, lighter sweet cracker malt is present, also fresh and clean. This is really vibrant, hop freshness just pops. Palate is medium to light bodied, soft natural carbonation, with the dry resin finish. Really nice, thanks for getting this to me so quick Tyler.
phaleslu (6397) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz. can shared by birchstick- thanks, Jon! Pours a clear, deep gold color with a small white head. Aroma of dank hops, spices, rye and sweet breads, grass, and pine. Flavor of herbal, earthy hops, straw, pale malts, grass, and cereal. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a really nice, smooth, quaffable quality. I could drink this all day.
jzzbassman (1514) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - OCT 16, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can courtesy of Atom. Wow, is this right in my hop wheelhouse! Pours amber with a sticky tan foam. HUGE aroma of citrus and tropical fruits. Wonderful malt sweetness balanced by the flavor of the big hops. Dry bitter finish that is very appetizing.