corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy, dark golden copper with apricot edges and a 1.5 finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Decent retention with streaks of soapy lacing left behind. A little dark for the style and looks exactly like their pale ale. I don’t even think the head brewer could tell them apart.
Slightly grassy, earthy aroma with some resinous pine and floral hops but overall, the aroma of this beer is really weak for the style with a ton of malt sweetness in the nose. This was canned exactly two weeks ago and the hop presence is minimal at best. Some pine needle and spruce tip but its severely muted by lots of caramel sweetness, toffee and biscuit. Very disappointing.
On the fuller end of medium bodied with earthy hop bitterness that’s countered by a prominent sweet malt backbone. Again, there is some earthy/resinous, dry bitterness but the hops are almost completely overpowered by the strong malt flavors. Some grassy pine and sticky spruce tip followed by strong caramel sweetness, dark fruit, roasted nut, toffee and biscuit. Overall, this beer was a pretty big letdown for me. One dimensional hop profile and the malt character is way too strong for the style. Their pale ale is more complex, better balanced and possesses more interesting hop flavor. maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Draught at the airport. Pours a mostly clear darker amber color with a moderate off white head on there. Nose has a bit of resin notes to it. Taste is nice and bitter, but has a weird sweetness on the finish. Ok, but not my favorite. olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2015
On tap at GBBF. Pours a hazy amber/orange with thin white head. Aroma is fresh hops, citrus fruits, grass and pine. Quite a sharp dry taste. Still, really nice. Pine, mango and citrus rind. Inbreak (6025) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2015
30.09.2015, 0,35l can sampled @ BBGTC tasting, courtesy of kenni:Martinus (4601) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2015
Tiny shortlasting head. Aroma is slightly dry and concentrated grassy, leafs, citrus peel, hops, grass, light malts, moss, weeds, minerals, hints of alcohol. Taste is slightly dry grassy, leafs, hops, citrus peel, alcohol, weeds, bark, grass, hay. Medium to longlasting bitterness, slightly dry and medical harsh mouthfeel. Fair enough.
Amber colour, white head. Hoppy aroma, straw, apricot, honey, fruity notes. Sweet flavour, bitter hops, honey and fruits. Sweet finish, straw.
ClubGonzo (5670) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2015
(from draught -cask- @ GBBF ’14, London)
Bottle, courtesy of Meilby, shared with BBGTC. Pours a deep amber-hued orange body with a medium white head. Nose is peaches, apricot, red berries, pine and hints of pineapple and grass. Taste is catty herbs, pine, resin and hints of red berries and wet grass. Medium body and carbonation. Nice herbal IPA from the heart of political America, thanks Meilby! :-) ej (1330) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2015
Bottle shared with BBGTC. Deep golden body with a small top. Aroma is grassy with resin and caramel malts. bitter Taste with some caramel. Medium light body, avg co2. rejtable (2680) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2015
Nice beer Pours orange with lots of head and tons of lacing. Nose is grapefruit, pine, some dank bitterness. Taste is medium bitter and light sweet. Sticky body with lively carbonation. kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2015
Can. Pours a clear copper body with a one finger fizzy off-white head that left some sticky lace. The nose is citrusy and bright with a little too much caramel malt sweetness. The flavor is fairly balanced between the hops and malt, maybe a bit slanted towards the malt actually. Fairly bitter and citrusy up front, but the heavy caramel sweetness takes over and really lingers on the finish. Medium bodied and fairly sturdy with soft fizzy carbonation. Meh, not really my preference for the style. Aldrichio (1) - Alabama, USA - SEP 13, 2015 does not count
I just like the taste of this beer. I don’t know enough about beer yet to give an analytical type of rating.