MeadMe (1685) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2013 Pours a very clear fizzy yellow. Aroma is all dank hops with a candy like sweetness. Flavor is Rather sweet and hoppy. Highly carbonated. Unique, but not one of my favorites. mikem409 (2029) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2012
bottle. pours clear bubbly like sprite. aroma of dank hops. sweet slight hop fizzy mess BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Bottle generously shared by dak at nbutler11’s bachelor party. Dry hay pour with a 10 karat sparkle around the edges. Floral notes accompanied by lemongrass, honey, and spicy peppery citrus in the nose. Nonaggressive hoppy mead here, which was nice. The hops make it interesting but it doesn’t lose sight of what it is; a sweet, light, delicate, honey-filled mead! Yum! daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Fairly light yellow pour. Aroma of nice floral honey, wildflowers and fresh cut grassy notes from the hops. The flavor is sweet and the hops take enough of a backseat to make this enjoyable. Really fun to drink. Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2012
Bottle: The aroma consists of pine, pot, lemon/lime, and a touch of grass. It sort of has a white wine-like appearance...only with a little bit of carbonation that forms a very thin ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with some honey sweetness mixed with some light lemon/lime notes. The finish has some light-moderate pine and grapefruit bitterness. It’s medium bodied with light carbonation and a somewhat oily mouthfeel. Overall, having never had a hoppy mead, this is pretty tasty and definitely interesting. It’s definitely worth a try, but for the price, I can’t see myself ever choosing it over Zombie Killer.
pantanap (3367) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2012
500ml bottle courtesy of Masonjer... Pours a light pale yellow, fizzy and semi-lively, mostly transparent and topped with a minimal head if any at all... Semi-dank and grassy hopped up nose to pair alongside a semi-sweet honey backing. Interesting... Semi-sweet honey with a mediocre semi-bitter grassy hop presence. Semi-carbonated that quickly dies and leaves it a fair bit short. Ok. flatmatt (1621) - Northville, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2012
500 mL bottle. Pours a clear pale straw. At first, there is indeed a big whiff of IPA-like hops, I was quite impressed, but unfortunately it quickly subdues as the carbonation goes down. Flavor fortunately does have the same IPA quality of citrusy and grassy hops, with a mildly sweet honey background taking the place of the malts. I thought "IPA-style mead" might be a stretch and wasn’t sure what to expect, but they really weren’t kidding! Well done! masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Had the chance to visit B. Nektar. What fun! Evil Genius pours a very light straw yellow. Pretty clear and very pale. Wasn’t sure what to expect given the color. Aroma is ripe oranges, orange zest, lemon, sweet citrus, the hops and honey come together to make a sweet citrus aroma, quite good. The taste is what I was personally hoping for. What you would expect to be honest, in the best way. It’s hard to rate a product that hasn’t been done very much. If it was a normal IPA, I might say it is too sweet, but it’s a mead, and as such, really interesting. The sweetness comes up front, with huge citrus again, orange and lemon, really light and refreshing in the mouth, thinner feeling than a normal mead, not big and thick. On the end the bitterness comes through to remind you of the hops and balance the sweetness. It is what it advertises, honey and hops, but I think they did it really well. Not terribly complex, just really fun to drink and they make honey and hops work well. Can’t wait to try it again!