JStax (6504) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2017
750 ml corked bottle poured into a brandy snifter. The mead is a still, pale yellow. The aroma has sweet watermelon rind (the white part), pine, and resinous pinesap notes. Taste is sweet and fruity. I get a good deal of melon rind out of this mead. Clean and subtle in its characteristics. The mead is not what I was expected, and I’m pretty pleased with it. Very nice overall. My opinion does not align with the ratings of it to date. FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2016
Sampled at the meadery this mead poured a medium yellow-gold color. The aroma was sweetish with touches of perfume, medicine and papaya. The flavor was semi sweet with a hint of tannin, ginger, mild bitterness and a hint of hops. Long finish with growing tannin. Moderately full bodied. Disappointing. Emeister84 (2505) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Aromas of rotten melon, Banana Runts, rain-soaked soggy wild flowers. Clear pale gold. Some sweetness initially, weirdly floral, tastes like old musty applesauce, some white wine grape maybe. Light bodied. Gross. crossovert (12934) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2014
750ml bottle. Definite cascade hops on the nose, that nice earthiness and herbal marmalade character. JaBier (7973) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2014
Sample at the Meadery on 4/5/14. Clear blanc in color with no head and no legs. Aroma of mint, pine and honey. Flavor starts with honey sweetness, quickly moving to a piney and grassy hop finish.
Dogbrick (13013) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Sample at the tasting room. Pours a crystal clear pale yellow color with slippery legs on the glass. Aroma of citrus and honey. Full-bodied with flavors of dank hops, cinnamon and honey. The finish is fruity and sweet with a mellow hops aftertaste. Decent overall. Drake (13738) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Bottle sample at the 9th Annual Summertime Brews Festival, Greensboro, 7/13/13. Pours a clear golden color with strong legs. Aroma of big citrus hops, grapefruit, honey. The taste is strong citrus hops with a honey finish. Medium bodied. rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Bottle at Fermentation. Very light clear yellow pour. Up front citrus and pine hoppiness with dry honey. Slightly hoppy flavor with sweet honey ending on a bitter dry note. Pretty good. cheap (5860) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2013
From a bottle at the vintage estate. Clear water looks. Sweet fruity mild perfume. Taste is bitter, I never liked the effect that hops have on mead, ruins it. No nice. Could use some manners. Bitter medicine. Leave hops for the beer dude. onceblind (9676) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2013 Clear very light yellow hue. Aroma of white wine and grassy hops. Flavor is kinda sharp and bitter with lots of grass and herbal tones, and a subtle honey sweetness that sorta comes across as white wine.