skrip (188) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2017
750ml growler poured into a Three Floyds Teku.
A~ dark glowing copper,think Nissan orange haha. other then that, nice white head and a bunch of lacing.
S~ nice citrusy hops, smells like some sort of simcoe blend. followed by lots of earthy pine and grass(roots)
T~ light in flavor which is surprisingly nice, pretty much follows the nose. citrus, lemon, pineapple, orange, and a little mango. followed by the earthyness and hop bitterness. pretty much what you would expect.
M~ amazing carbonation, and thick in the best possible way. crisp as hell and super refreshing!
O~ all around incredible session brew, perfect for a hot summer day. if they were to start canning this would be perfect! especially for the beach, but i guess in that case they would have to start distributing more haha. goes down smooth and fast, whats not to like! bellco33 (819) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Rating from past notes: Tasted from sample at the brewery: Pours golden straw with a thin white head. Aroma of citrus, nuts, and malt. Taste has a herbal malty taste balanced with the hops on the back end. I think calling this a marzen is poor categorization, but this is a tasty beer. Light to medium body, very drinkable. yourefragile (140) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 10, 2014
On tap at HF and Blackback.
Hazy copper body, heavy earth and pine nose with a light citrus undertone. Flavor has a dry biscuit/cracker base, lemon and a bitter floral finish. harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2013
another 750ml growly
It’s a hazed copper ale with a solid quilt of soapy, dusty whites. Smells like tea, malt, hints of grapefruit, lots of english influence on this one, some grapefruit. Flavor is malt, biscuit, a little orange pekoe, some english yeast character. Pretty simple and devoid of the classic APA flavors. Medium bodied with hi carb and a wet finish. Although this absolutely misses the mark on American Pale Ale, this is a really nice assertive ESB almost. I like this beer, but would never recommend it as an APA (everything graded as such, except overall score) Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2013
In short: A highly hoppy aromatic and somewhat resinous amber beer. Very good IPA style beer.
Reynolds314 (3441) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 13, 2013
How: Tap at Blackback, Waterbury VT (or maybe somewhere else) and also at the Hill Farmstead brewery.
The look: Cloudy dark orange body topped by a medium white head.
In long: The powerful hoppy nose is floral, piney, resinous, some exotic fruits. Comfortable medium body with lots of soft bubbles. Fresh biscuits-like cereals offering some caramel and toasty notes. Hops are dominant, earthy, floral, resinous. Assertive bitterness. I’m surprised to learn this beer is actually a Oktoberfest/Märzen (current ratebeer style), I really thought I was rating an American IPA here. And if someone could go back and time and tell my great great grand-father who worked long 16h days with no vacation just to survive that his descendant will waste his time typing beer ratings on a computer I’m certain he would exclaim “What’s a computer?!?”.
Really herbal, citrus, aromatics that invite you in. Taste is more of the same with a very light nutty maltiness but the hops the star of the show. I like it. czar (9066) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2013
growler at HF/GR. pours hazy almost muddy amber with a decent off-white head, some retention and lacing (surprisingly after 13 days, high-fill probably helped). light toasted malts, just a hint of caramel, resin-plenty, spicy and earthy - even minerals. average carbonation (surprisingly, again), light body - just a tad watery, piney and herbal almost bland finish. sessionnable but not top notch in HF/GR standards.. still.. much enjoyed with the missus for the apéro! Sarlacc83 (2287) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 5, 2013
750mL growler courtesy of Jim M. Thanks! Reviewed from notes.
A: Pours a cloudy, browned orange with a nice white head head. It’s not the most appealing thing I’ve ever seen, but it’ll do.
N: Very nice on the nose. Pine and earth mixed with the grapefruit, mango, mandarine orange, and tangerine. Hints of grass and straw.
T: Slightly bitter with the normal pine/earth modifiers. I’m not really finding much in the way to describe this outside that and it’s biscuity level.
M: Lighter bodied with pleasant carbonation. Slightly dry and very easy to drink if a little watery.
O: An above average APA that’s well-rounded yet lacking in the deftness of touch of its betters. An easy drinker, but it needs a push out of its comfort zone. JulienHuxley (5807) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2013
Hazy gold pour, white head. Aroma is quite hoppy, IPA like, really fruity. Taste is hoppy, lots of tropical fruits, light resinous finish. Quite tasty. pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2013
750ml bottle freshly filled this past week... Pours a slightly hazy muted cidery orange brown and topped with a soapy fluffy white head... Grass, lemon, and hay throughout. Rustic and farmhouse-ey. Supporting notes of citrus but more emphasis on the aforementioned... Notes are more of the same, light and dry without a bug flavor character. Grassy, citrusy with lemon rind accents. A bit earthy to pair with a lighter easy going body.