ross (2020) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours out a yellow color with a thick white head on it. Smell is hoppy, grassy, with a little bit of corn / malt smell. Taste is smooth and easy to drink. A pretty good session style beer that doesnt try too hard to be something it isnt. Good enough for me.
cbfobes (2089) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, pours a clear light golden/yellow with a soapy white head, aroma is sweet with notes of lemon and grass, flavor is crisp and clean with a hint of fruit and hops in the finish, really pretty enjoyable for what it is, perfect for a hot summer day.
obguthr (3374) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hay and dandelion aroma. Clear yellow, thin head. Lilly flavor, very dry. Marigold finish. Very floral, bitter, off balance. Could really use a greater malt presence.Its more like drinking vase water than beer, and therefore, not something I particularly want in the summer.
SanfordBrewer (1377) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Translucent gold with a thin white head, sticky medium body with medium-high carbonation.
Aroma: lots of lemony Noble hops, and sweet pale malt.
Taste: lots of lemony herbal hops, and a bit of pale malt.
The yeast is pretty clean. The hops are great (Perle?), and though German in origin, certainly not German in usage. "Accesible for casual beer drinkers" –I don’t think so. This is a west coast pale ale made with German hops. It could use a bit more malt for balance.
smith4498 (2843) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Harvard’s in Augusta. Pours clear golden color with white head. Aromas of caramel and earthy hops with some fruitiness. Lightly sweet fruity flavor with some biscuit malt and earthy hops. Light to medium body with lively carbonation. Crisp and refreshing.
bhensonb (10158) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours gold with a creamy/bubbly white head. Strong citric hop aroma. Med body. Flavor is light grapefruit/citrus/herb/spice over a little light caramel. It’s quite dry. Amazing flavor for a light summer beer. Must be the water.
EithCubes (4567) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nose of citric pale malt with nice bready noble efficiency (Hallertauer?) and some surprising PNW grapefruit and orange peel (they’re right to call it exciting!). Clear golden with a sudsy cream head. Watery thin body with a malty body and nice celery and stinging citrus hops, sunny and resolving to a bready finish. Lemon and cracker and a hint of hoppy spice on the sides. Clean and lively, with just a tad more alcohol than I usually find in this sort of offering; a bit of hop weariness on the tongue after significant volume, but this is still insanely drinkable. Surprised at how awesome this is, and thinking I want to splurge on a case.
SrSilligoose (3086) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at haymarket. notes of herbal, grassy hops. dried apricot, toasted dough, and cracker malt backing. dry. clean. tasty, enjoyable session beer.
mar (4590) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice gold pour with a white head. nose is pine and citrus, backed by malts, and dried fruits. easy on the palate, great piney hop flavor, smooth malt profile, dried fruits and esters in the finish. pretty delicious.
Blairgus (2310) - California, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
18 July 2011, tap at the brewery. light yellow, clear occasional bubbles. nice pine and lemon hops on the nose, though lightly so. med/thin body and slightly fizzy. flavor is a kind of dry tea bag and field grass hops. nice but not my favorite.