TheAlum (5555) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft on tap at the brewpub (Spring Lake, MI). Pours a pale straw yellow hue, faint haziness with healthy straw glow. A loose film dies to nothing, laces minimally. Aromas are a bit of pine and dankness, gentle red apple and a bit of dryness hit. A bit skunky, dank as that earthy hop vibe strikes a bit awkwardly. Initial is lighter and a bit dulled, lacking a decent carbonation jolt. Some bitterness, earthy and piney hops throw some bitterness, a dry herbal twang on the palate. Middle is a bit more inviting, gentle red apple sweetness meets a bit of apple skin, gentle bit of tartness. The skunky front dies out. Backend and finish are a touch butter, dry with some lingering apple sweetness. Something went wrong with the hop profile here, a bit stale and skunky. Ok.
llcoolg (7) - - JUN 5, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on tap at Links Taproom on 06/05/2014. Opaque light yellow color. Cask conditioned so a bit warm, but tasty nonetheless. Slightly sour, reminiscent of a sour ale. I don't taste pine as much as juniper berry. Apple taste still dominates the palate. Highly recommend!
b3shine (5184) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to taster at HopCat in Grand Rapids. Looks decent; a completely transparent very light gold with soft carbonation and lacing that completely dissipates pretty quickly. Smells and tastes solid; apples and piney hops with a pleasantly light, mildly tart, and fairly dry mouthfeel. A decent cider; a bit hoppier than I’d prefer though.
JaBier (4762) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at HopCat back around March/April. Clear yellow pour with no head. Aroma of apple and citrusy hops. Typical cider flavor up front giving way to grassy hops before a tart apple finish.
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap. pale golden with minimal head. tart cider dry hopped with columbus hops. really nice mix of flavors.