JoeMcPhee (10221) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2008
Tap at Ginger Man. Pale golden beer with a creamy white head. The aroma is quite juicy and tropical. Bright orange and tangerine citrus over crisp and crackery pale malts. There is a light yeasty spiciness in the nose as well with possibly a kiss of wheat. Flavour is also great, very fresh pale malts with a fruity orange citrus hoppiness. No resinousness at all, just a clean super smooth bitterness. This beer is just made for hot humid summer days. Really terrific summertime brew and one that I hope to see in more places. I’m glad to see that Kelso is making good stuff in addition to their Heartland lineup. 3fourths (9386) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2008
UPDATED: APR 30, 2013 Big, funky plastic grape and floral nose. Oily texture, medium to full body, medium dryness on the back, nothing extreme. Fruity, light, tart, yeast is noted throughout, but overall it just doesn’t go anywhere. Good but not great. swoopjones (7019) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2008
On tap @ Fette Sau, Brooklyn. Wierd beer. White wine flavor, fruity, passion fruit. Not really beery to me. Golden coor, grassy, citrus. Like a nice New Zealnand Sauvignon Blanc. Grapey. Different Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2008
A weird match-up between a sour ale and a hoppy ale.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2008
Never too sweet. Pleasantly grapey which was more or less the purpose of the beer.
Clashing aggressive hoppiness removes the focus from the fruit and scratches the finish. Not particularly interesting yeast profile with its raw bread and sourdough notes. Hard to drink in the end. Not so classy bubble gum peaks.
In short: A problematic fruity kind-of-Pale-Ale. Felt tired and old (probably bad conditioning)
notalush (6005) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2009
How: Tap at Fette Sau
The look: Clear golden body topped by a small off-white head
In long: Nose of old orange juice and extra-ripe citrus fruits. Boring doughy malt profile, a bit too yeasty for its own good, ripe tropical fruits, a bit dirty, some wet grass and citrus in the finish. An overall feeling of an “old beer”. Once again I think the conditioning was the problem. Are the kegs at Fette Sau left under the sun? Weird because the two pints I had at Fette Sau were wrong and I felt that it was the conditioning and not the beer recipe that was the problem. Man, this place offers worst conditioning than the brainwashing communist school that Bill Gates went to.
Tap at Fette Sau - this is an interesting take on a pale ale, with an odd, but somehow pleasant mixture of woody/twiggy earthiness that couples well with the hops - I picked up a strange fruitiness, but it wasn’t distinct enough for me to peg it as passionfruit - although it did seem quite tropical - crisp and nearly tart in the finish - certainly good with food, but by itself I would probably not be able to drink much of it. Rciesla (5498) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2008
Draft at ginger man. Pours a la moderate golden body with light head. A slight tart flavor of pear and citrus fruit. A bit spicey. Bready then then hoppy to the finish, a strange twist on a pale ale. Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2008
Tap at Gingerman. Pours a light coppery gold with a thin lastinghead and some lace. Aroma is earthy, spicy, white wine like- pear, grassy, and light citrusy hints, some woodiness with a light crackery malt backbone. Doughy malty yeasty flavor, but relatively clean- some light tropical flavor and lots of mineral, earthy hops, flowery, slight citrus, and a clean bitter finish. Easy to drink and was perfect for a hot summer night. I could have drank a few of these imperial pints. goldtwins (4319) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2008
Tap @ Ginger Man.Poured a clear gold color with an almost white head. The aroma is malty with mild notes of toffee and crackers. Hints of fruit add to the aroma. The flavor is sweet with a spiced bitter finish. The finish is quite long that slowly dries over the length as it grows in bitterness. Light body. beastiefan2k (4269) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2009
½ pint jar pour at Fette Sau, man those jars are cute. It has a glowing hazy amber color and leaves a sticky lacing. Aroma is earthy and light American hops, its hoppy yet subdued. Taste is lightly hoppy with a light tingling tropical young berry flavor at the end. Its there but it makes very small impression. Easy drinking and light on bitterness but still comes off as a rather dull beer. I see where they were trying to go with this beer but they did not make it.