jbmanz (74) - Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pint, cloudy golden body, crisp hoppy aroma. Good carbonation and lite bitter aftertaste!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
17thfloor (2426) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Pours golden with a small white head. Aroma light piney and slightly citrix herbal hops, plenty of caramel and breadiness. Flavor starts sweet and caramel, quickly picking up a sharp piney hop character. Grassy herbal finish, bitter. Medium body and a soft carbonation. <what he said, definitely something to have fresher
Bumblebeany (1) - - MAR 13, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I tried this beer on tap at a bar while celebrating the brewerís birthday. I was enveloped by a delicious grapefruit and pine taste. When I tried the 22oz bottle, it was nice, but didnít do it justice. Try it on draft!
madmitch76 (13043) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
3rd December 2011
ChrisOs Early December Tasting. Light haze on this gold beer. Little off white head. Smooth semi dry palate. Fair bit of pale malt. Nice pine and citrus hops with a good balance between them. Semi dry finish with some bitter linger. Decent.
jgb9348 (4439) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 8, 2012
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Super hazy, honey coloured copper and bright orange hues with a thinnish creamy tan head. Aroma of fresh hops, curacao, citrus, grapefruit and a bit of sugar. Medium-bodied; Assertive hops up front that fade to a cardboardie malt with very little else - perhaps some citrus and sugars. Aftertaste is very mild with only a little hops at first and then a big vast nothingness. Overall, a good smelling and tasting (at first) beer, but there is absolutely no depth and no complexity at all with this one. Still, nice to try it from Custom Brewcrafters (I used to live up there), but this isnít really worth searching out. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Oliverís Beverage in Albany, New York on 18-November-2011 for US$6.99 sampled at home in Washington on 08-March-2012.
adrian910ss (2274) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber. Pours a clear liquid golden copper with a medium sized frosty off white head. Aroma of east coast pine, malt, citrus and mildly bitter hops. Taste of east coast pine, citrus notes, hops, and toasted malts.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap @ Chapter House, Ithaca. Clear, light golden appearance with a fluffy, off-white head. Lightly resiny, somewhat spicy, slightly piney hoppy, toasted malty aroma. Tangy, tangerine citrusy, bitter hoppy, cracker malty flavor.
FunkyBrewster (1517) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours golden with a small white head. Aroma light piney and slightly citrix herbal hops, plenty of caramel and breadiness. Flavor starts sweet and caramel, quickly picking up a sharp piney hop character. Grassy herbal finish, bitter. Medium body and a soft carbonation.
Smeade (80) - Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
S: seems unfiltered, golden with a little orange, white head
A: citrus peel smell, Meyer lemon, a little sweet, but a little sour
T: solid bitter, taste follows the nose, slightly sweet, slightly sour; the bitter comes at the back-end and is lovely
O: I really like this beer, great overall smell and taste; I really like this beer!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
blatchy (2) - USA - FEB 5, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
PLEASE READ: THIS RATING IS FOR íTHE KINDí ON DRAFT. IF YOU REVIEWED IT FOR 22.OZ BOTTLES, I SUGGEST YOU TRY IN ON DRAFT. IT IS THE SUPERIOR OPTION.
Had both the bottle and draft of The Kind. This review is for the draft. The draft pours the same orange amber haze, more a a glow and a definite murk. Nice lacing.
The thing that really stands out from the draft version is the initial. On tap, the pallete explodes with the taste of grapefruit, mango, and grass that is somwhat muted in the bottle version. The nose gives off itís fair share of hops but the citrus is so prevalent here, it almost feels like a different beer. Ends with a nice bitterness, a subtle transition into a hoopy predominately grassy, crisp finsh than the fornt end.
I didnít see it as watery. A bit on the thin side, but oily enough to get a smooth finish.
In bottles, itís a great beer. On tap, itís amazing. Better than Flower Power.