auerbrau (3191) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub. Not surprised to see that this gets a 100% for style at the time of rating and before having looked at any Tired Hands ratings, it was easily my favorite of the seven small beers I tried. Aroma beams forth with good tropical hop resins, steady and sturdy. Flavors start with the ethereal light and fresh green hop qualities and then merge beautifully into a n almost nutty malt base. One of the more broadly complex Pale Ales Iíve had in awhile and I give it a lot of credit for being balanced, hop flavor delicious, and with malt nuance. Itís hard to pull that off. Yum.
dpjuart (1094) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Courtesy Jon D. Pours clear golden, white rimming head. Cat piss, grass, kiwi, pineapple orange, cotton candy. A bit thin, but grass and cotton candy, mildly bitter. Just grand.
SpringsLicker (3266) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler at Kickbacks for RBWG welcome dinner
Mostly clear yellow with a white head.
Light citrus hop aroma.
Decent for a pale ale.
TURDFERGUSON (4024) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler shared by GT2 at rbwg. Another awesome ipa from
Gene. No surprise there. Lot of lighter citrus, soft lemon, orange creamsicle, zesty finish. Want a keg of this for my refrigerator at home.
b3shine (6900) - Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Swing top to taster at RBWG (thanks to whoever shared this). Looks gold and transparent with thin white lacing. Smells GOOD; nice and hoppy. Tastes like it smells, but milder. Average on the palate. A good example of the style.
Leighton (14705) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler at RBWG. Pours clear, pale yellow with a fine, white foam head. Dry lemon in the nose. Light to medium sweet flavor, great balance, some lime, anise, lemon, dry pale malts, pine needles. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Very clean finish, lightly drying, light pale malt sugars, delicate lime. Really nicely balanced.
drowland (7103) - Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2/21/13. Growler at Kickbacks, RBWG Welcome Dinner! Light golden pour with a small khaki head. Light hop aroma with biscuits. Mild hop flavor, slight tropical and citrus, more light malts amd biscuit. Not bad.
thedm (5206) - Fort Wayne, USA - FEB 21, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This flippy top bottled brew from a rating party poured a very small sized head of frothy clear colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a no visible carbonation slightly hazy light yellow colored body and a poor lacing. The mild aroma was malt hop. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish. The mild flavor contained notes of crisp and hops. A decent one but not one that I would consider drinking again.
Naka (717) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells like apricot and tropical floral cat piss. Light grainy with and ephemeral bitterness. Fruity bitterness, light, crisp, outstanding.
bytemesis (4944) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler courtesy of Ryan - thanks much! Pours clear pale golden with a large creamy white head that slowly dissipates with nice lacing. Aroma is citrus, pine, tropical fruit. Flavor follows nose, quite pleasant, very light sweetness and light bitterness becoming more pronounced in the finish. Light body with a bit of an oily mouthfeel. NIce and refreshing.