herchick (17) - Akron, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2013 Poured from bottle into a tulip glass with no head. After all, it’s not a beer. Color is very light and slightly cloudy, almost like that of a Berliner Weiss. Aroma is amazing with the scent of sweet honey and hops. Taste is very unique with sweetness most present in a pleasant way from the honey then this light hop bitterness unfolds and lingers on the back of the tongue and roof of the mouth. In my opinion an excellent creation that was crafted with a fine hand to achieve something so different that had me comin back for more. Now if I could only find more bottles of this from somewhere... cgarvieuk (25222) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
bottle at home ... at the Lets do a Chris O tasting...thin golden yellow ...soft floral lychee fruits ... juicy floral nose ... juicy lychee fruits ... soft floral fruit ... massive lychee... this is awsome PhillyCraft (7582) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Bottle, holy shit an ipa style mead, this one is right up my alley. Pours a white wine shade with thin clearish white head that disappeared within a minute or so. Aromas are pure citrus ipa at first, mostly pineapple, grapefruit, peach, and melons, other scents of honey. The floral honey comes out more in the taste but there is still an insane hop presence. Smaller notes of apple skins and lavender. As it warmed the two of them started working in perfect harmony. Artwork is great as well with an evil dr ipa mad scientist on the label. Another gem from b nektar. 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! jredmond (8441) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2012 Bottle courtesy of Vinny. Such a weird beverage. Pours a clear white body. White walls. Aroma is strange rubber but not offensive, fresh tropical hops and flowers. Mouthfeel is slick with notes of pine and citic hop, booze and flowers. One of the most unique beverages I’ve ever ex
srobi003 (58) - odenton, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Aroma-very sweet aroma. getting honey and pear notes.
Appearance-pale yellow color kind of like a pale lager
Taste-Very sweet to start can taste the bitterness from the hops on the back end
Overall-very interesting it might not work for most people but I like it a lot,
DuffMan (10548) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle, sent to me by Sammy-- thanks! Pale yellow with just the slightest tint of green, very fine carbonation. The aroma is almost the perfect clone of fresh lychee fruit, truly astonishing! The palate delivers strong lychee fruit flavour, floral honey, hints of grass and wax. Light bitterness is present in the dry finish. An amazing beverage, thoroughly enjoyable. Very cool. daknole (11049) - 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. illidurit (2347) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Bottle on the RBSG 2012 bus. I don’t know much about mead, but this stuff is delicious. Straight-up stone fruits and honey. I want to drizzle this on a flaky biscuit. OmegaX (1375) - Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Wow, what a nice hybrid of a mead. A big thanks to Harold for hooking me up with this one. The color is a slightly yellow/pale greenish tint that looks pleasing. The first whiff I took of this one was interesting. Tons of herbal notes, some lightly dank hops, sweet honey. The aroma is very intriguing. The taste is pretty similar with a light citrus note, some herbal/floral hops, sweet honey, and a very clean finish. The low abv makes this one even better, as in, I could drink these all day...and I would! Anywho, a great idea that was executed well. Props, again, to B. Nektar.