OldGrowth (2906) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
can, from WholeFoods, Cary. ok aroma, sweet. nothing exciting in the aroma, minor citrus, bready malt. hazed golden orange color, ok head and lace. bitter sweet flavor. medium body, smooth creamy mouthfeel, bitter finish, fairly average. got nothing more to say
BillKismet (3464) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Soft, sunrise golden tan hue with a thinnish, but resilient head. Cold hope nose, with a gentle minerally touch. Touch of co-humulone in the body, watered down. Rounded, muted floral and bitter hop notes.
loubar (153) - Los Gatos, California, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle at Cost Plus. Distinct, pleasant citrus aroma. Hop bitterness up front, floral and grapefruit on a light, sweet, bready malt base. Finishes dry. Clean and crisp with good carbonation. Tasty and refreshing. A classic session IPA.
BeerdedDave (801) - - JAN 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
gold-light amber color; citrusy, grapefruit hop aroma; citrusy, grapefruit hop flavor on a light bodied, semi-sweet malt base
John25 (1033) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear darker gold. Malted citrus aroma. The taste is heavy on garlic with light pale malts, very bland middle and finish. Decent but, not very good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
OldMrCrow (2141) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2015 Bottle 12/15/14
Light orange pour, decent head. Nose is dominated by tropical fruit -- pineapple in particular. The garlic comes on harder in the flavor, backed (but just barely) by cracker malts. The beer comes off as thin, but now that I see the 4% ABV this is more forgivable. Iím not sure why it is listed as a session IPA; it doesnít seem to carry the hop punch youíd expect for the style. That can be a very good thing in a well-balanced APA, but thatís not what is going on here. Iíd drink this one in a pinch at a conference or such, but thatís about it. 7/3/6/3/11=3.0
Revisit, can in Moab. This time it really hits the spot. A nice low abv pale ale (again, not a true session IPA), lots of tropical fruit in the nose. Iíd go more like 7/3/7/3/13=3.3. Iíll bump this up somewhat.
kirk36 (173) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden ginger ale. Sweet first. No head. Low carbonation. Canned. Session yes. Drunk no. Never. It is clean and an improvement over bud or bud light. A bud drinker would like this. That's a compliment. It's better for you. I feel healthier drinking this organic bull...
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Spab (2755) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from Niagara Falls Wegmans. Pours a lightly cloudy golden orange with moderate-sized white head. Aroma is fairly grassy with some lighter tree fruits and a pronounced graininess. Flavour is bready/grainy and grassy with apple/pear and some lemongrass. Modest bitterness in finish. Pleasant.
hayduke (3682) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours gold with a large off-white head. Nose is floral and citrus hops. Medium body. Clean mouth feel. Flavor is caramel malts and nice hops showing citrus. Light bitter finish. nice session beer.
probstblueribbon (3275) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
12 oz bottle from BOTW, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: Hazy light golden with a full, rocky white head, way too much head on initial pour.
Aroma: Oddly pungent and slightly medicinal, apple juice, yeah, lots of apples, a little zesty and resinous.
Palate: Medium body and sloppy carbonation.
Flav.: Lots of apple...seeds, peel, old juice, fresh juice, ugh, has an odd peppery note, some melanoidin maltiness, messy; dry with moderately harsh bitterness and a watery apple finish.
Something is wrong here. Not good.