popery (1419) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 14, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at City Beer Store. The beer pours a light yellow-amber with a dissipating white head. The aroma is lightly hoppy with pine notes. There’s a fairly strong yeast/earth aroma that wasn’t all that incredible for me. The flavor was of a fairly generic hoppy pale ale. It didn’t really show off the hop varietal as well as an IPA or a DIPA would have, but it’s not a bad beer, really. The malt is lightly sweet with a touch of spice. There’s just really not enough going on to make me want more.
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 14, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Golden beer with a whitish head. light grapefruit and light pine aroma. light pine and earthy flavor with graininess and light spiciness. Medium body. OK bitterness. Graininess lingers with grapefruit, light earth, and light spice.
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear yellow with a fizzy white head. Faint aroma and a sweetbready taste of citrus and vanilla.