ClarkVV (6862) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 3, 2016 philvil (176) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This special new hop varietal may have promise, but it’s hard to tell when the flavors are overwhelmed by sweet maltiness. Not bad but nothing exceptional
Draught at the brewery, Winter 2012.hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2012
Deep, rich golden-amber colored beer has a light haziness to it and a medium-sized white head that steadily fades.
Peachy hops indeed, though I think some of this peach-like sweetness is coming from the malt, which also seems to be fairly prominent here. Dank, leafy and lightly earthy, the hops never seem to assert much acidity and rather seem to be a noble hop-like character with easygoing tropical fruits and tons of dank, leafy, green character. No alcohol or flaws.
Fresh, leafy, lightly woodsy and earthy, with malt being quite prominent, soft and moderately sweet. Low bitterness, yet tons of fruit character, with light nectarine, peach, mango and gently spicy herbs. Interesting and enjoyably lacking in any harsh resin/acidity. Seemed to come right around the dawn of the juice-bomb IPA though this one probably had a bit too much malt and not nearly enough hop to get to that point yet.
On draft at the brew pub. Amberish color with malty characteristics. Hops are there but not overwhelming. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2012
A Mes rate. Tap at Cambridge.mkgrenwel (619) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Clean golden brown. Thin white head. Good spice and fruit, pleasant creamy malt character and something strangely meaty about it. Kinda reminds me of tacos. Weird. But thoroughly enjoyable.
Clear amber pour with a pale white crown of lacing. Aroma began as citrusy hops, but disappeared pretty quickly. Grain husk up front. Not much sweetness, but not lacking in malt presence like a Stone IPA. Bitter all over. This really sinks into the tongue and sits there. It’s an aggressive bitterness, chinook-like. I hesitate to call anything too bitter, but this approaches that territory. But, given this obvious bitterness potential In the hop, the beer is well balanced. Equally citrusy and piney. Can’t really call that much other than grapefruity, with that bitterness. There is also a distinct note of watermelon, not right up front, but early on. Shows off some earthiness at times. As I drink aroma come ps back here and there, showing off some of that watermelon. Mouthfeel is light, but not thin. Carbonation is on the high side, but appropriate, lending an additional sharp edge. Overall, a huge kick in the ass. What certain aforementioned brewers market themselves as, this actually is.