BREWMUSKCLES (2776) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2008
a different kind of mouthfeel tempered as it is such good beer. crisp and clear indeed. refreshing and very flavorful. generous hop character pine and citrus. strange carbonation that works with this great flavor profile. a bit sweet and still bitter towards the end of the flavor profile. different and impressive. hop spice is great just a true craft beer. bravo! 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. 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. puzzl (3264) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2009
Tap at Fette Sau. Very estery, fruity aroma, tangerine and passionfruit. Flavor starts out with a firm malt, fades to a fruity, frothy milk shake. Kind of vegetal. Pretty decent, but doesn’t really fit with the food. PilsnerPeter (3049) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2008
Tap at Fette Sau: The pint poured a slightly hazy golden with a white film of head. Great fruity presence in the nose. A bit perfumy, but with a natural tropical fruit character (evident passion fruit). Creamy body. Bright flavor, which starts with a soft malt base of dough. It is then followed by a surprising fruit presence. Very tropical-like and sharp. The passion fruit is very evident and natural. Has just enough hop dryness to make you thirsty for more. An interesting experiment, which should be consumed in a warm climate.
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2008
Draught at Fette Sau. Hazy amber pour with a small frothy white head. Tart fruity aroma-- lemon, green apple, green grapes. Flavor of light malts with a champagney acidity. Notes of lime, grapefruit and minerals. Finishes citrusy with a mild woody dryness. Actually comes across as something like a hybrid of SNPA and a New Zealand Sauv. Blanc, which I guess was the intent. Personally, I’m not sold on the smoky/sweet meat pairing suggestion (I was thinking more along the lines of grilled fish, etc.), but an interesting and refreshing concoction from the local boys. 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. 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. 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. 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.