Metalchopz (2405) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 16, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Got a free bottle at the Brew’s Best Beer Fest on my trip to Vegas. USDA organic with a bottled date of 09/30/11. Pours a slightly lighter golden colour with a frothy warm cap that stays a while and creates patchy and fluffy lace. Beautiful fresh aromas of hops (mostly cascade) giving out grapefruit and pine scents. Then, you feel the light 4% alcohol average. Very light mouthfeel and taste. Mild hop is still present, but not much bitterness with a quick wet finish. A overall really nice light beer for those who are looking for this (kicks Coors Light ass).
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A - Pours a clear golden-yellow color with a finger of frothy white head atop. The head fades down fairly quickly leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a light mix of citrus hop and some lemon zest. There is some sweet biscuit malt in the background as well.
T - Sweet biscuit malts with some citrus hop and light bitterness. Through the middle, some bready malts and some lemon come through. Finish is a mix of biscuit and some lemon zest.
M - Medium-light bodied with moderate lively carbonation. Smooth and very crisp.
D - Very drinkable. The flavors could be a bit stronger, but this is a very sessionable beer.
Cornfield (5552) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a clear bronze body with a huge rocky head that left chunks of lace pasted to the glass. The aroma is a sweetish blending of grainy malt and lightly tart citrus scents - range and tangerine. This balanced blend continues into the flavor followed by a soft hop bitterness. Pretty decent.
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 (4176) - 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) - Barre, Vermont, 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 (529) - CHICAGO, Illinois, 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 (2654) - 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.