Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Chips Wine & Beer. It pours a nice coppery color with a medium head of tight, off-white foam. The nose is on the hoppy side. A little pine, grapefruit, and grass. Perhaps a bit stale. The flavor is watery with a straight grain and very watered down pine hop note. Thin body with very aggressive carbonation and a somewhat dry finish. What starts off promising leaves you wanting. Very mediocre.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from 16 Tons. Hazy yellow-orange head with about a half inch of white foam. Grainy aroma with some light citrus and herbal hops. Citrus, lemon, floral hops with a grainy backbone make up the flavor. Mediocre brew, but not bad by any means.
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ 15th Ave. Hophouse... Poured amber-orange with a white head, nice lacing. Mild body, decent carbonation. Earthy, danky hops with a strong malt sweetness that was a tad overpowering. Some sips it seemed soapy, some sips contained herbal, tea-lead spiciness. Short, faint finish. Low bitterness.
stuffNjunk (2) - Cottonwood Heights, Utah, USA - OCT 30, 2011 does not count
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Golden color. Not as much aroma as I would like. Floral, cooked vegetable aroma. Taste is very light. Refreshing flavor, not much body. Finishes clean. Want more aroma and taste overall
VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - OCT 23, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle/12oz - Pours a golden amber in color with a small white head that faded quickly. Aroma is not strong, but elements of toffee/caramel, estery fruits, some grassy hops and a slightly unpleasant "starchy" character. Flavor includes some bready yeast, toffee/carmel malts and grassy hops. The "starchiness" persists and greatly detracts from the experience... not good, from a brewer that can do *much* better...
dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours somewhere between amber and straw, slightly hazy with 1 finger of densely bubbled head, some visual effervescence, and great retention. Aroma is light tropical citrus, light toast, and an underlying resin backbone. Taste is tangerine, clementine, fruity toast, and a slightly sweet orange-y finish. Body is light, below average carbonation, thin mouthfeel, dry refreshing finish. Overall, a pretty good beer for 4%abv. Fairly straightforward with just enough complexity to make it interesting. High quaffability.
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Zakk Wylde. Light pour with a big white head. Aroma is light fruit, tropical, and a little malty. Taste is bready, grassy, and a little bitter.
Cavie (4305) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden yellow color with a fizzy white head. Aroma is a prickly hop with lots of spice and fruit. Grapefruit for sure in this. Flavor is spicy and fresh hops. Better than expected.
arminjewell (9260) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours yellowish orange with lasting white head from bottle, aroma has notes of toffee, some biscuit, grass, touch of hay and bread as well in there. Taste has some sharp grassy pine notes that fade quickly into biscuit, spicy earth, touch of toast, finishing slightly bitter, mostly clean.
BroSpud (2053) - , Massachusetts, USA - OCT 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden amber with a decent white head and plenty of carbonation. I’m not usually a fan of these lower abv ales but this one is well done and the flavor compares well with many pales ales of much higher alcohol content. I also tend to not like organic beers as they often have off tastes but again, not bad with this one.