rbrazell (1763) - Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Draft at Proof. Golden pour with a fluffy white head. Nose is overly phenolic and estery with hop spice and lemon. Flavor is pale malt sweetness, phenols and touches of spicy hops. Finishes sweet and chewy. Not my thing. durhambeer (2585) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2012
On tap at Mug’s Ale House in Williamsburg. Pours a bright, hazy golden orange. Citrus hops and curacao on the nose. Floral and sweet-smelling, with some yeast notes. Taste is sweet and floral. Beershine (5253) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2012
Draft at Tap 42. Pale gold, small but stable head. Looks like an English summer ale. Smells chewier than expected, or at least was hoping for. Sweet whispers of orange plus coriander, but simplistic. Feels heavier and graver than it should, as the flavors are thin and inconsequential except for the sharp herbal perfume oils in the finish. I can see where they’re going, but they haven’t arrived.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Oakes (19332) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2012
Quite pale straw colour. Thin head. Aroma is quite floral w some vague hop notes. Sweet and lightly spicy but there is some bandaid in there as well. Overall the package is more interesting than effective. kgobetzbass (2) - - JUN 10, 2012 does not count
Pours beige with a think, foamy-white head, lasts a while. Fairly present on the nose, hints of yeast and some citrus/grapefruit. Clean beginning and very smooth, not all that much flavor despite the aroma. Finishes a little bitter but doesn’t linger. Overall I’m proud to be a Long Islander ;)
OldGrowth (3665) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Pint. Tylers Apex. Good aroma, sweet, spicy. Clean golden orange.color, good head and lace. Sweet flavor. Lite body, smooth creamy mouthfeel, sweet spice.finish. huh aroma is much better than flavor, flavor just doesn’t have the ooomph of the aroma. Oh well.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2012
Draught at TJ’s: Aroma of malt, hops, tropical fruit, fruit, chamomile, and a hint of yeast. Poured yellow/gold with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Hazy. Not sparkling. Flavor is light to medium sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of malt, flowers, hops, yeast, and fruit. Medium body. Oily, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Medium sweet, lightly bitter, hops, fruit, tropical fruit finish is lightly dry. TURDFERGUSON (4068) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Tap at Tylers bottle shop. Hazy yellow orange with a small white head. Notes of spices, pepper, citrus, tropical fruits. Solid, and very drinkable. A little soapy in the finish. ICEatALAMO (1357) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Cask. Pours a murky yellow. Aroma is tons of citrus and tons of hops. Taste is nice and mild, very, very drinkable. Very little bitterness compared to a lot of the hops ipas out there. Gotta try more from these guys.
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Draft… Cloudy yellow ale with a large, fluffy, white head that never fully dissipates. The bouquet is a monastic, bastardy blend of fruity Belgian esters and spicy Belgian phenols intermingled with a copious amount of PNW and dank, funky hops. Medium to full-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. The flavor is pleasant and well-balanced, although I could do without the clove phenol. Everything else is good here. Finishes crisp and a touch spicy, but mostly clean. American IPA meets Belgian wit. Basically, a bastardization of two styles I’m not fond of. Stop the white IPA madness now!