williamherbert (1425) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yellow color like pineapple juice; slushy head. It doesnít quite look like a Bud/Miller product, but itís not too far off. The slight lacing differentiates it.
Aroma is very resinous, woody hop; oily. There is a pungent, almost bitter citrus component as well. Itís not "sweet" and itís not "sour" but itís got a spiciness to it. Itís strong but Iím not sure how much Iím into it right now.
The flavor is a combination of bitter pine-oil and spicy tangerine rind, with a hint of bitter pineapple. This is a very bitter flavor, and yet itís now overpowering or unpleasant. The aftertaste is very very spicy.
Feel is slick and prickly. Itís a beer that is not weak by any means. Challenging but ultimately very packed with flavor for a 4.5%er.
scarletfire65 (1242) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Some grapefruit, grass, and tropical fruit nuances. Modestly hopped finish. Overall it is quite mild in comparison to most of the SIPAís that have flooded the market in the last year. NIce and balanced, but the hoppage doesnít quite reach SIPA levels IMHO.
Wittales (756) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance was yellow gold with fizzy white diminishing 1 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are tropical, stone and citrus fruit and soft pils sweetness, no alcohol. Taste are simple soft malt sweetness upfront with mango, guava, grapefruit,lemon middle. Slight sticky pine resin backend. Palate was soft smooth CO2 with light body, then lasting sticky slightly dryish fruity finish. Overall one of the best session IPAís Iíve had.
Zeswaft (1533) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAR 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Boom. Session IPA: nailed it. Light body, with medium level of pine and citrus hops. I tried my wifes Trestle IPA next to this and it was practically undrinkable in comparison.
Spab (3055) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from Premier Gourmet. Pours a nearly clear bright golden yellow with smallish white head. Aroma is lemon zest, grass and grains. Flavour is quite grassy with some lemon zest, some herbal character and crackery grains. Modestly bitter finish. Pleasant.
Niall73 (2364) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home while visiting Jacksonville. Pours yellow gold with a white head. white bread with lemony hop aroma. Light body, medium carbonation. Lemon, light honey, pine, some metal... Bitter grapefruit finish. Balance is a bit off, could do with a little more fruitiness. OK.
JFGrind (1950) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden fluffy pour, citrus and gentle bitterness. If the birthday party is going all night long Iíd be drinking this session beer.
closey22 (1387) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gold with little rimming white head: aroma is mild dank hops notes of pizza; flava is exactly like a less hoppy Prima Pils; feels medium slight fizz; finishes hoppy dry slight bitters
maekchu (3048) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Village Wine and Spirits. Large citrusy nose, pale malts. Very light straw color and a big soap sudsy head. Thin clean malty initial, tasty light hopping, and a mild sweet finish. Thin body. Very pleasant and well balanced. An interesting choice for an anniversary brew -- not a monster brew, but rather a session beer
TBone (14909) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Ginger Man, Nyc. Clear golden color, small white head, some lace. Citrus and apricot in the nose. Light-bodied. Citrus, light fruityness, feels even watery for 5%. Simple.