cgarvieuk (25988) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2016 carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
At the Brewery in Petaluma during a Spring visit. Pours golden yellow clear. Delicious hops and fruit without all the abv. A sessionable lower alcohol offering that packs in 90% of the flavor.
Keg at hanging bat... Dark Amber... Thick tan head.. Soft sweet woody toffee nose... Dark malts. Dry woody toffee.. Soft toffee roast... solidfunk (9407) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Aroma of pineapple, citrus and light pine. Pours pale blonde with good head and lacing. A very fruit juice feel overall with light bitter finish. Oats do something unique to this, or at least I think its the oats. Tap at Churchkey. Dfonorow (2274) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2014
On tap at Mash Tun Festival 2013. Pour is copper with a bubbly white head. Aroma is on the fruity side with notes of citrus, lemon peel, pineapples, and grapes. Flavor is the same with a sweet finish. Gription79 (2892) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Had on draft at the brewery. Citrusy, lemon, bready, easy drinking, an all around kick ass sessionable pale ale. esjaygee (3906) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2013
On tap at Sugar Maple during MKE beer week 2013. Pale yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is mildly dank with floral hops and paler malts. Taste is a touch dank with floral hops, malt and a moderate bitter finish.
HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Sampled on draft at World of Beer in Naperville. Rating from notes. Pours a nice orangish color with a small white head. Bright aroma of hoppy goodness, lots of pine and citrus, some resin. Flavor is light, but hoppy, rich waves of delicious hop bitterness balanced by a mild malt sweetness. It’s clear the focus is on the hops here. Nice, light bodied with lots of carbonation. Finishes hoppy. Interesting beer. douglas88 (9632) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 19, 2013
On tap at APEX. Pours a clear copper color with a large white head. Very sweet fruity nose with big citrus. Clean, quaffable brew with a surprisingly bitter flavor, but very balanced and clean, mostly citrus hops and light toast. Very nice. Craig would love this. crossovert (13914) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Small little pale aleish type beer. Not a huge amount of malt ,not super bitter, easy to drink. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
In short: A lean, clean and refreshing blond hoppy beer. Good.
How: Tap at Reservoir, Waterbury VT.
The look: Clear blonde body topped by a medium white head.
In long: Nose is quite hoppy, half-floral (dandelions) and half-fruity (pineapples and white grapefruits). The uber-clean body proposes low profile pale cereals, overall rather lean as far as body is concerned. The beer is generously hoppy but there is nothing incisive here, the hops feel fruity-juicy and clean. I got flavors of watermelons, dandelion petals, fresh pineapples, white grapefruits, bubble gum. Ends with a refreshing mild tartness and a bitterness intensity in the low-medium range. For some reason I was left with an overall ‘lager’ sensation about the whole thing (mouthfeel, smoothness, low in fruity esters), like one those new breed of American hoppy lagers. Not super-exciting, malts could have used more definition, but the beer is very refreshing even if a little ‘too clean’. I liked it. And now after many many years of drinking craft beer in pubs I’ve concluded that sitting at a bar with a notepad and writing notes about the beers I drink can appear really pathetic to some people, but not to all people, only to normal people.