JK (4586) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Winterfest 2012. Well hopped all around in the flavor and aroma. Bitter with citrus hops in the flavor. Gold color.
arminjewell (6322) - lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour on tap at Winterfest 2012,pour was hazy yellow-orange with nice white head, aroma is incredibly remarkably like watermelon, hints of orange and other tropical fruits as well as a slight cracker note. Taste is a mix of the watermelon up front, hints of some slight mango and passionfruit, hints of slight biscuit finishing fairly bitter. Nicely done!
DalzAle (1999) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAR 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Light clear orange pour, nice half inch head and a nice herbal hop aroma. Flavor is nice light malt a little bitter orange and more light herbal tea/hops on the aftertaste. Solid pale ale.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hmmm... My second beer in under a month brewed with HBC 342, the other being Alpine’s Melonhead IPA. Draft at Town Hall. Pours clear bronze, thin white head, soft lacing. Nose is gentle, with bitter melons, trpocial fruit, and just a trace of spice lingerine around the edges. Flavours of spice, melon, and tropical fruit. I’m really sold on the HBC 342 hop, as this beer, like the one from Alpine, was just tailor-made for me.
portableparty (1943) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Pours clear amber with a large white soapy head that fades to a film and lacing. Aroma is bright fruity citrus and heavy malt caramel. Taste is nice and bitter pine and citrus with a solid malty caramel and spice. Palate is medium with good carbonation and finishing peppery and dry. Pretty good!
piscator34 (1980) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler sample via and shared with Savvy1982. Pale copper in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of sour peach candies, melon, sweet grasses and pale malt. It’s got a kind of bramble fruit thing going on upfront in the mouth, followed by a definite watermellon note. Gets very bitter and woody on the finish. Interesting overall, but the bitterness drags it down.
ryanfolty (1886) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: February 12, 2012 Mode: Draft Source: Town Hall Description: Cloudy orangish-brown pour with some head and nice lacing. Aroma of spice, citrus, butterscotch and maybe some banana as well. Taste had some of those elements with melon and a slight bitter finish.
BVery (6833) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewpub. Copper gold pour with a clingy white head. A tiny bit of scotch ale and butterscotch on the nose. Malty and hoppy. I get a bit of the watermelon on taste. Nice brew.
badgerben (4491) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Minnesota Winterfest 2012. Copper color with a small head. Aroma of lemongrass. Fresh fruit and melon packed flavor. Strong bitterness. Lovely new hop.