hoptimus_prime (73) - Utah, USA - DEC 14, 2012
bomber. pours light straw whito head. nose is adjuncty sweet blab. mouth is light. not satisfying, even for a gluten free beer which is a travesty in of which itself, adding potato as substitute for part of the grain bill is a no bueno. overall if you are one who believes you have celiacs stick to the sorghum brews. crossovert (14135) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2012
They aren’t making these other sugars taste much better than sorghum. Sorghum or no sorghum it isn’t great. Tmoney99 (15126) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Bottle. Poured a clear golden color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sweet vegatables aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium tingly sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Soft drinkable brew.
Ernest (7890) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Head is initially small, fizzy, white, fully diminishing.
Body is medium to dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, resin), with notes of lemon zest, pepper.
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively/fizzy carbonation.
Pretty good, at least as far as GF beers go...this definitely lacks the nasty horse feed stink of most sorghum-based beers, and does in fact pretty much resemble ordinary malt odor. This comes off as a hoppy American Wheat in the nose, for the most part. In the mouth it’s very tart, like a cider but without any apple character. Highly attenuated; there’s very little sweetness left in this, so it’s a bit unbalanced. Still, it’s substantially better than most train wrecks in this field, so it’s definitely worth a try if you can’t stomach gluten. Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Bomber. Poured apple juicey golden with no head sticking around. The aroma picked up sweet honey and corn-like notes with some sweet potatoes when you dig deeper.. some odd tanginess that I couldn’t place as well. The flavor found some green apple tanginess throughout, with sweet potatoes and molasses at the core.. fresh, dank earthy bitterness around (light-moderate).. finished with a clash between the tanginess and earthy sweetness.. odd, but it grew on me a bit. Medium-bodied and a touch sharp on the palate.. interesting, but I’ll take my glutens.
ben4321 (6839) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Location: Draft at HopsScotch, 8/31/12
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Aroma: The nose of this beer is light fruit, spice and floral notes
Appearance: This one pours a clear gold color with no head or lace
Flavor: It has a taste that is fairly mild, it is light sweet, with a light hop bitterness
Palate: The body of this beer is light, it has a clean and smooth feel, and a decent finish
Overall, I thought that this was a decent beer. It is drinkable, and fine enough, but didn’t do anything for me beyond that.
A - Pours a clear golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down fairly quickly leaving behind some light lace.
S - Aroma is a mix of grains, sweet potato, molasses, and floral hops with a touch of citrus hops.
T - Starts off with a mix of sweet potato, grains, and a touch of orange and citrus hops. Through the middle, the molasses comes through with some floral hops and a hint of bitterness. The finish is a mix of molasses, sweet potato, grains, and floral hops.
M - Medium-minus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and grainy finish.
D - Very drinkable. Really interesting mix of flavors, like the sweet potato, but the balance is actually very good. blipp (9915) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Draft. Pours clear gold with a thin white head. Sweet grainy aroma, with light floral hops and a strange almost spicy hint. The flavor is sweet and grainy, with flowery notes, maple sugar and a weird spicy note that must come from the sweet potatoes. Pretty good. BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 9, 2012
Bottle. Pours with a crystal clear golden hued body with a small white head that fades fast. Aromas are earthy, starchy, medium hop presence, mild sweetness, fruity esters. Herbal fruity, citrus and a bit of a mild DMS-like note. Flavors are dry, earthy, starchy, vegital, with some floral hops. Quite bitter with a brief duration of flavors. Light acidity, lots of apple like esters, some fermented molasses notes (I brewed a beer a while back with way too much molasses and it produces a distinct sharp note), honey, light orange. Earthy, soil. Lively bubbles, dry and thin. Not the greatest thing ever, but I am glad I don’t have celiac disease. DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2012
22oz bottle, shared with friends, including one with gluten allergies. Clear yellow color, minimal white head. Little loose lace. Lighter carbonation, dry texture. Something acidic to it. Sort of sour taste and texture that makes you think ’cider’, but the aroma is totally potato. Which is interesting, because I like potatoes. Kind of salty, sour taste... Longer aftertaste. My gluten-free friend doesn’t like beer to begin with, so she didn’t care for this either, BUT she did say she’d play beer pong with it! I call that a success! Another friend pointed it out that it had some hefe-like features. I am feeling the vanilla / clove notes... Most didn’t care for it, overall. Typical for a gluten-free beer. 6.9% is an impressive ABV, though.