pepsican (1505) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler shared by me @ my reception because Iím a super generous guy and win trades frequently. Hazy gold pour with a nice sized white head. Juicy fruit aroma with some lemon zest and a bit of grapefruit. Not overwhelming with the hops or the malt profile really, kind of doughy in the malt department, just a touch chewy. Pretty bitter finish, but clean with enough hops to back everything up. An interesting one.
madbeerbaron (19) - madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at alchemy in madison, golden yellow in color. Not much head but it could have been the pour. Lots of grapefruit and some lemon in the smell and taste. I love the hops TG uses. Very easy drinking, I may have a few pints of this.
jcnielsen (2505) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Sanctuary in Iowa City. Pours a cloudy golden color with white head. Grassy, piney, wheat, hoppy, resiny flavors. Yeah, alright.
CanIHave4Beers (3539) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pretty dírn hazy with a good head and nice lacing on the glass.
The aroma is lots and lots of grapefruit with some mangoes & a light touch of chalk...
The flavor is nicely bitter and dry with some light onion and a bunch of grapefruity and generally fruit forward hops.
TheAlum (6193) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft on tap at the tap room (Decorah, IA). Night before KB Release. Pours a well hazed yellow hue, a touch of gold, rich haziness with frothy offwhite head. Dies to a firrm film, laces ok. Aromas offer luscious lemon and grapefruit, firm vibrant citrusy hopping shows oranges, grapefruit rind, and florals. A good fruit kick tapers off a bit, some bready malts, bit of straw and cereal grain. Clean, fresh, hoppy with good fruity kick. Initial is medium bodied, good grapefruit rind, firm bitterness up front. Tapers off into the middle with bread, clean dry earthy hops, florals, some firm grapefruit juice, lemons. A bit doughy, floral. That tangy citrus juice element really bites firmly up front. Bitter, rich rind, and juice. The middle is a more cereal, a touch doughy. Backend returns to dry florals, some less prominent citrus, florals, and grass. Almost that wheaty element (is that why itís called "Thresher"?). A touch fruity, estery, and flaked wheat in the middle tames the hop presence a bit. Finish is dry, bitter, lingering good fruity and citrusy hop elements, some firm bitterness, florals, trailing bready and flaked wheat malts. Pretty nice. Dies out a bit in the middle and loses that ontensity from the nose and front end. Still, pretty nice.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub for KBBS day, cloudy yellow pour, fluffy white head. Aroma of dank hops with a similar taste and nice malt backing.
TheHOFF43 (1771) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Toppling Goliath. Pours a hazy yellow with some nice head. Lots of hops on the aroma, just bursting through. Solid taste, matches up pretty well with the aroma.
adnielsen (10028) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Sanctuary Iowa City. Pours a cloudy/milky light yellow appearance with a white head. Quite spicy, onion, piney, ganja, lemon fruity aroma. Fairly juicy, pineapple, lemon, a bit dank, spicy hoppy, refreshing flavor. My favorite from these guys so far.
ekoerper (592) - Iowa, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: bright citrus, lots of grapefruit, some lemon, dough and yeast, light cracker notes.
Appearance: very cloudy, straw color, thick white head with nice lacing.
Taste: grapefruit, resin, medium bitterness, nice wheat malt backbone with bread and cracker flavors. Bitterness is firm, but fades nicely in the finish, just a touch of sweetness, mostly dry finish.
Palate: medium body and carbonation.
Overall: nice brew.
beernbourbon (1372) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at TG. Pour is strange looking - hazy dirty water with small white head. Very pale color. Flavor and aroma are quite good though. Light, clean citrus hops with hints of grapefruit and orange. Also a faint tart note. Solid beer.