NikkTwist (2015) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Moriartys. Straw pour with a fizzy/foamy white head. Disippatting lace. Well carbonated. Feels like a slightly sour Pilsner or Kolsch - not an IPA. Yeasty and buttery wheat flavors. Some citrus, grassy and herbal notes. Sage. Dandelion. Lemon thyme. Menthol. A honey lemon cough drop with a semi-dry finish.
JPDIPSO (5109) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Straw color with a tall popcorn white head. Light fruit and lemon. Thin Flavor with little malt backbone. Light ale shandy? 4/15
Vir4030 (569) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2015
1.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
Pours a clear yellow at Lady Gregory’s, which by the way is an awesome establishment in Chicago. Aroma is water and alcohol. Flavor is sour for sure. Grapes. Not a fan, asked for a different beer. Comped.
Oakes (13539) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale, with a bubbly head. Aroma is lightly fruity-floral hops. Moderate bitterness and a hit of pale malts. Good fruity hop taste, nice malt sweetness. Decent.
Braudog (6016) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Super light color, light and fizzy body. Drinks with a tart, greasy citric acidity. Little funkadelic. Meh. (#5998, 6/28/2015)
Theydon_Bois (12744) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Thirsty Monk, Asheville, 17/02/15.
Clear golden with a decent white covering.
Nose is citric peel, lemon shreds, light grapefruit, pale malt, straw.
Taste comprises grapefruit, light pine, straw, orange pith, faint bread.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light hop bitterness.
osu97gp (677) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear yellow with a large fluffy white head. Aroma of lemon and grass. Flavor of grassy hops and grapefruit.
Ratman197 (11260) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear yellow with a small lasting white head. Aromas of straw, grassiness and citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, pine and light citrus with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.
Dacrza (635) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
DATE TASTED: May 23, 2015... GLASSWARE: Brew at the Zoo pint... OCCASION: Easing into the night after Shan, Mary, Ricah and the boys it the WineFest... APPEARANCE: First, the head: like overyeasted dough, the head rises like sea foam above the lip by a good inch! ( a prior bottle poured itself out the glass!); the ebbing tide leaves thick, clinging clumps of snow-white moss; the body is pale golden yellow with hefty floating sediment that settles at the glass’s bottom... AROMA: definite flowery hops and biscuit malts moderate each other; some lemon zest and citrus, but not as big as an IPA would normally be... PALATE: fizzy, lively, and thin early with a dry, reasonable aftertaste; medium-bodied...TASTE: light and crisp as promised; light bitterness; lemon zest dominates, but the overall flavor is not an IPA, in the American sense--more like an English IPA in its drinkability--more spritzy than strong, more crisp than crunchy... OVERALL: Drinking this as last year’s Hop Ticket Session IPA, the beer is (literally) a refreshing take on the genre; indeed, sessionable and refreshing...
ilovedarkbeer (2448) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy yellow color with a foamy off white head. Notes of tennis ball, candied grapefruit, brown sugar, and graham crackers. not bad.