DuffMan (10425) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
First tasted at the brewery while waiting in line for growler fills, then shared less than 72 hrs after purchase with my lovely wife over a meal of pesto-prawn salad. Bright, translucent, lemony yellow with a sudsy white head that leaves heavy rings of lace down the glass. Aroma is freshness in a glass-- delicate fresh hops that display characteristics in equal proportion of both crisp, green grassy notes and ripe rind of citrus. Light, biscuit malts support a vibrant but delicate hoppy body, notes of carrot tops, kumquat, guava, and honeydew, leading to a crisp finish of just-right balancing bitterness. The hype is true; this is magical stuff. Ready4Aheady (38) - New York, USA - SEP 25, 2013
On tap in Burlington... Hazy golden color, light white foam... nice aroma of citrus and tropical fruits, delicious if understated flavors of citrus, vanilla, and pine forest... Well balanced and delicious... Leaves you wanting more! nimbleprop (8377) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 21, 2014
2oz pour at the brewery. Pours a hazy light gold, with some thin white head. Nose packs a huge punch, bright chive and scallion and garlic scape, bright pine, perfume, herbs, grapefruit, lemon, floral, zesty. Very inviting. Flavor follows right along, big punchy citrus zest, bright onion patch, scallion, chive, scape, grapefruit zest, orange zest, even a little bit of lime, dried pine, only the faintest hint of sweetness to round things out. Dry, zesty finish. Incredible. Packs an incredible amount of flavors for a beer coming in at 4%. lalu (40) - Laval, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2012
Resin and citrus aromas aplenty.
Minimal head, hazy straw color.
Thin body with medium carbonation.
Smells like hops, tastes like hops.Backed by light maltiness.
Overall a super hoppy pale ale that is super refreshing and easy to drink(for a hophead).
Great beer. JulienHuxley (5807) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2012
2L Growler. Pale hazy yellow, decent head that recedes quickly. Aroma of oranges, citrus peel, resinous hops and white flowers. Very aromatic. High lemon tartness blends wonderfully with leafy hops and citruz zest bitterness. Light bodied and dry finish makes it highly drinkable. I really like the actual summer beer trend. It reminds me of DDC Wallonade or TDD Traction ale with Hill Farmstead quality standards. This is a great preamble to the very promising low abv, high citrus series.
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2012
On tap at the Otey abode. Pours a cloudy straw color with moderate frothy white head. Nose holds stunning notes of of pineapple and mango tropical fruits as well as citrus sweetness and touches of spruce and dank earthy loam. Flavor adds lemongrass and white grapefruit to broaden the fruit melange. A nice bitter finish but delectably drinkable. So amazingly flavorful for 4 percent. An incredible collaboration brew. seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 14, 2013
From notes. 2L growler straight from the source. Pours a semi-clear yellow with a healthy white head. Shared with my brother. Smells of citrus, pine, and hay, super clean. Taste follows with the citrus and resinous pine, and again super clean finish. Great summer blonde... hope this makes an appearance again in 2013. egajdzis (6580) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Hazy golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of Amarillo, citrus, orange, light pine, and some toasted malts. Taste of citrus, tropical fruits, light grass, pine, and juicy hop finish. lachrymalisis (441) - Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2013
juicy, crisp, citrus, slight pine. soft and floral aromas and flavors. very very pale. incontrovertibly an important beer for anyone serious about finely crafted pale ales. AdamChandler (5051) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Enjoyed via a 750ML growler filled 2 days ago at the brewery. It’s been in the fridge since then and is being enjoyed in a Duvel Tulip.
A - Poured a hazy straw gold color. 1 Finger creamy head with big and small bubbles. Really nice head lacing was present and the bubbles faded slowly.
S - Lots of big chewy simcoe scent. Pine cones and sap were dominating with some hint of lemon juice and cloves.
T - Very light start to this beer with a hint of light malts that covers the tongue followed by a solid pine resin bitterness and some sugary sweet honey.
M - 80% carbonation on the mouth swish. Medium body.
O - This is a very sessionable beer. It’s light, bright, hoppy and easy to drink. A perfect summer time session ale. Great job Shawn and John!