Theydon_Bois (13517) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler shared at Dadsgiving, big thanks to Dallas, 24/11/13.
Hazed blonde with a thin off white covering.
Nose is light fart, earthy hoppage, bitter orange, grass, pine.
Taste comprises dank hops, pine resin, grass, orange pith, pear juice.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry grassy fruit tang in the closure.
argo0 (12440) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler, thanks MrChopin. Small off-white head atop lightly hazed apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, some pineapple. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, light apple, faint pineapple. Light-medium body, light acidity. Surprised how little it tastes like a cider.
jtclockwork (11248) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler at Dadsgiving. Pours gold with white head. Nose and taste of grapefruit, pine, lemon, woody apples and light pear. Lighter medium body.
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler at Dadsgiving! Pours a lightly hazed yellow gold with a thin to medium sized white head. Musky and cheesy on the nose, funky. Medium-bodied, a bit sweet and funky, a touch of acidity, crisp and bright. Tangy apples and a bit of musk into the finish. Very nice.
jredmond (6517) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler at Dadsgiving 2013. Pours a light body with light haze and white soapy lacing. Aroma is apples, light citric hops, sugary spice and wheat. Mouthfeel is super light with notes of apple, light citric hops, pears, light & smooth funky character - maybe from the simcoe. Nice easy drinking, fruity pale ale.
nimbleprop (6164) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4oz pour at the brewery. Pours a clear gold with some frothy, white head. Nose of lemon, apple, honey, a little pear, some starfruit. Flavor is well blended, tart apple, juicy, lemon, spritzy lemon-lime sida. Clean finish. Very well made.
radagast83 (5954) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler. Poured a low carbonation yellow color, small white head. Aroma was light sour apple notes, some funk, okay. Flavor is tart, funk notes. Okay.
PhillyCraft (4270) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
hands culton hop: double dry hopped with simcoe, on cask, pours super murky, with medium to large white head that sticks around for a minute or two. Aromas of lemon, simcoe, crisp apples, pear, oats, and minerals. Flavor is subtle tart lemon, grains, wood, light cider, and some juicy hop notes courtesy of the simcoe dry hopping. Overall this is somewhat muted, none of the ingredients truly win out. Medium bodied. Finishes a tad grainy and tart. Overall I dig it for its earthiness and sessionability.
callmemickey (3760) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Double dry-hopped w/ simcoe cask version). Cloudy yellow body, medium white head, decent lacing. Citrus, mild stonefruits, earth, light acidity, cereals, some astringency in the back end. Medium bodied, carbonation is a bit disjointed between the front and back of each sip as the cider-derived sugars take over during each sip.
MrChopin (3727) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
translucent lemon, thin white was drops slightly leaving ample lacing. Oily pine nose, lightly dank and metallic. Flavor bursts with juice up front, lime dominant--think Greek virgins dropping grapes into your mouth. Then it gets crusty with dough accents and orange on the back palate. Thin, lightly salty end, bit metallic. A bit all over, but another low abv winner.