gonzosauce (133) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At the bar this one is listed as 6.6% and 65 IBU, but I’m pretty sure this is the same beer. It is certainly possible that they are getting some variability between batches. Correct me if you know otherwise. Anyway: So clean! There are hops, and little else. Not quite an IPA, of course, but arguably more easy-drinking, particularly if one does not desire the weight and greater viscosity (and often hoppier) ale equivalent.
hopdog (7652) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Shark’s Club in Howell. Poured a golden color with a smaller sized head. Floral hops, earthy with some citrus. Pine as well in the tastes. Would have guessed an IPA for sure.
LilBeerDoctor (2816) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear orange with a thick white head. Aroma of hop oils and citrusy hops. Flavor of lots of hop resins and citrus. I can’t tell the difference between this and a regular India pale ale but I like the concept.
auerbrau (2953) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 28, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewpub. This was all over the map. Dark and cloudy. The aroma and
flavor hops were dominated by a cheap, raw, green resin. I have
trouble with hoppy beers where varietal characters are
difficult to distinguish and it just tastes like any backyard
common hop. Again, this would benefit from some tightening.
deyholla (4787) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Poured a clear gold with a white head that dissipated completely. Aroma had a nice combination of citrus and pine with a slight earthy hay/grass backing. Flavor began with citrus but was might by a growing bitter pine to give the beer a bit of a bitter finish. There was a note of underlying hay through the flavor.