hopdog (8241) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Poured a medium amber color with a smaller sized head. Aroams of citrus, lighter caramel, and some toastiness. Tastes of citrus, caramel, and lighter floralness.
maeib (8059) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Conditioned Gravity Dispense GBBF 09. A mid brown to chestnut coloured beer with no head. The aroma is long and hoppy with good fruits. The taste is nice and fruity hoppy too with some sweet berry notes. Easy drinking but needs a touch more depth.
JoeMcPhee (8055) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pale copper colour with a thick sticky white head. The nose is quite hoppy and fresh with lots of bright citrus notes. Some heavy grapefruit and orange peel. Quite fresh and hoppy and very tasty. A bit of biscuity and caramelly sweetness. Really, quite a lovely, simple pale ale.
daknole (8006) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very surprised at how good this was. Lots of body and flavor. Pours an amber color wtih a good white head. Aroma is nice...grassy hops, peaches, grapefruit peel, some caramel malt and it leads to a really nice beer. Flavor is is malty and hoppy. Caramel, citrus and some light spice. damn this was a balanced and really yummy beer.
BMan1113VR (7696) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 23, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours with a fluffy tan head that sits atop a clear copper body. Sheets of lacing with each sip. Wow, strong floral and pungent hop aroma (wet hop?) a few mango notes and a caramel back bone poking out behind. Taste is strong mango and exotic fruit hops (Simcoe + Cascade?). Sadly it feels restrained to the style of pale ale by the caramel and crystal malt bill. With this pretty of a hop profile, I wish they had shot for an IPA which could showcase the hops better. Light tangerine back note. Very clean and finishes sweet. Mouthfeel is soft and creamy with light natural bubbles. Extremely, surprisingly good beer from a brewer I treat similar to Redhook (old school craft brewer that is now a macro in disguise). I guess there is still hope! This beer reminds me a lot of a little brother of Ballast Point Sculpin with the hop profile.
3fourths (7530) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - NOV 5, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. nose of creamed peaches and pineapple flavored syrup with dry pine cone aromatic hops. medium body, decent frothiness, moderately coarse texture. bit of a damp and moldy paper/drywall character. hops are syrupy and caramelized. medium bitterness. completely forgettable overall.
DocLock (7201) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to KenB for this one as part of Mystery Swap 2.0. Pours hazy deep ruby with 1-finger off-white head. Aroma of big fruity hops, caramel malt, mango, star fruit. Tastes caramel malty, with notes of hops and fruits, such as mango, pear, and tangerine. Decent complexity.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2010-06-25. Crisp orange amber body with a modest beige head. Mild hoppy aroma, muted citrusy hops, light resin. 6+ Flavour is similar, mild citrusy hops, orange, light bitterness throughout. 6+ Average palate is just a touch light. enjoyable but mild. On Tap at Widmer Gasthaus, Portland.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a brownish copper color with a thin head. Decent head retention and lacing. Nice fresh hop aroma with lots of citrus and tropical fruit notes. The taste is slightly nutty with strong caramel notes and a bitter citrus hop finish. Medium bodied,
gnoff (7036) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco on April 22, 2011. Before the Amon Amarth show.
Clear copper color, white head. Sweet, malty, hoppy, citrus taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Sweet, fruity, hoppy scent.
Pretty good stuff, though pretty expensive at this place.