Aurelius (4651) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Misty, medium oaken gold. Smallish eggshell head. Nice toasted toffee aroma with reasonable hops. Up front, there’s a threat of this being too acidic, but it rounds out nicely. Good flavoring hops, but not overly bitter. Easy drinking, very lightly sweet, pithy mouthfeel, a little citrus rind, not hugely esteric. No real flaws. Short, mildly bitter aftertaste, doesn’t cling. On tap, Whole Foods, Tallahassee.
PorterPounder (6197) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tallahassee, Fl. - Whole Foods - on tap. Sparkling medium - light golden pour, bubbly white head, light lacing. Light hint of spearmint and spruce in the aroma. Refreshing, crisp flavor with light bitter citrus notes, a touch of spearmint spiciness and a faint whisper of caramel sweetness. Mouthfeel doesn’t have that ’breathless’ quality to it that some low ABV session IPAS have - this is nice and crisp.
Finhead (1350) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy, golden with a white head. The aroma has a lot of floral hops with a touch of hops. It has a light, watery texture with average carbonation. The taste is mildly bitter with a slightly dry finish.
beertholomeus (1177) - California, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden color with a white head. Hop, citrus, floral and biscuit aroma. Mango, orange, floral grass and biscuit flavors. Light body and average carbonation. Floral finish.
Barreras (1257) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUN 6, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a light copper color. Aroma of citrus, floral, and hops. Taste is similar with minimal complexity in the flavors. A hint of orange in the aftertaste with an easy drink ability.
burg326 (4650) - Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a light amber color with aromas of fresh cut grass, light hops, a touch of citrus and some light malt. Flavors were grass, and some hay with some light citrus peaking through, not overly bad, just not my go to, would work for me in a pinch.
JaBier (5485) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at the session IPA tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 4/16/15. Clear amber pour with a thick off-white head. Aroma of grainy malt, caramel and earthy hops. Grainy malt flavor with a bit of hop.
AWISLguy (1751) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can from Jim’s in Mundelein. Orange pour, hoppy nose. Quite malty flavor, surprisingly after the nose, with just a touch of tanginess. 12.9
EtTuCthulhu (1371) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2015 This beer pours a slightly hazy dark orange with a small off-white head. The simple aroma is full of piney and resinous hops, and the taste is slightly bitter and a touch sour. Overall, the flavor is very light, making this beer easy drinking, but it does leave me wanting more. The aftertaste is a barely-there zing of hoppy piney flavor on the tongue. The palate fuses a nearly flat carbonation, medium-light body, and a slick texture.
J_man (789) - Tustin, California, USA - MAR 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fresh green grass and hay aromas from a slightly hazy medium yellow/golden body with a foamy white head. More grass in the taste with a dry spicy bitter component. Nice cracker malt character with a very light honey sweetness. Very light citrus and pith taste late in the game. Really nice fresh husky malt flavor in the aftertaste. Overall, a very nice and balanced session IPA.