SanfordBrewer (1391) - 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 (3062) - 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 (11381) - 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 (5068) - 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.
SrSilliGose (3264) - 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 (4940) - 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 (2682) - 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.
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden color with a medium white head. Aroma is lightly grassy hops. Taste was surprisingly hoppy and refreshing.
jcos (1571) - Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location/Date:Bottle on July 16th.
Appearance: Pours a clear orange-yellow.
Aroma: Faint citrus and malt.
Taste: Very light hop, some malt.
Palate:Light body, lingering aftertaste.
Summary: The "style" of this beer resembles macro beers, so what I tasted now makes more sense. The beer is well made but just not a big fan.
portableparty (1943) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a pale straw color with creamy white head that fades, but sticks around. Aroma is grassy and grainy with Belgium yeast. Taste is more the same with a lingering bitterness. Palate is thin and slick with a dry finish. Not bad!