Oakes (19332) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2017 Fatehunter (2640) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured into a tulip glass. Golden, cloudy with 1/4 inch head that quickly dissipated.
Smell: Citrus, strong grapefruit.
Taste: Slight hops, followed by light bitterness, little sweetness and ends with the taste of mate. The mate does not linger. All the tastes quickly move from one to the next without any standing out or being overpowering.
Very drinkable. However, I would quickly get bored with it. The inclusion of mate is the draw for this beer since it drinks as a very ordinary IPA or Pale Ale (both are listed on the bottle). The brewery’s website states that 12 oz. of this beer is equal to 1/2 cup of coffee in caffeine. I would have to drink quite a few though to get enough caffeine for a night out... coffee wins there. But it is still an interesting drink and worth trying.
@Woods Oakland. Bit dull tan colour, frothy head. The aroma is quite earthy...not picking out much mate. Bitter. Has some tannins, a touch of malt sweetness. Little alcohol in the finish. It's ok. Tide (4564) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 1, 2017
Draught at Woods Island Club. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, hops, herbs, resin, pine and grass. Bitter finish with citrus, hops, herbs, pine and resin. Good IPA. RobertDale (6976) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 23, 2017
On tap. Comes a hazy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of citrus and grass. Taste is grapefruit, orange, lemon, grass, and malt. Just average. DSG (15403) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 21, 2017
[1/27/17] Draught at Woods Bar & Brewery in Oakland. Hazy golden. Aroma of butter, fruity hops, some herbal note. Flavor is a bit sweetish with some butter, fruity hops. rouhlas (3977) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - FEB 14, 2017
From tap at the Woods Bar brewpub, Oakland. Unclear orange color with off white head. Hoppy and heavy malty aroma, caramel, bread, pine, citrusy fruity, grapefruit, orange. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
djd07 (16289) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear yellow gold with small white head that lasts. The aroma is faint citrus and bubblegum. Medium body, orange peel, bubblegum, light bitterness, decent.
j12601 (13297) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 14, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazed amber with a thin white head. Soft herbal notes, a bit of citrus on the nose. Medium-bodied, soft malt, a touch of sweetness. More herbal notes coming through. Sweet into the finish, lingering herbal tea notes, light earthy bitterness. mR_fr0g (13977) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2015
Tap at the Polk station brewery tap. Translucent golden orange coloured pour with a lasting off white sticky froth. Aroma is woody spicy hop, bark, light berry, slightly dirty. Flavour is composed of semi sweet base grains, woody tannin, bark, spicy hop, little dirt, coffee? Palate is semi sweet, frothy, drying tannin, semi drying finish. Assertive dirty woody bitterness. slowrunner77 (13179) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
"this has been on the shelf the last couple times i’ve made my way to BevMo so i thought i’d give it a try. big earthy hop aroma, maybe some nose from the tea too but it’s ard to tell where the earthy hops end and the yerba mate begins. i was expecting more of a difference. that being said, this blends together very nicely with just a little more of an odd sweetness on top of what is a pretty decent ipa, good body and smooth mouthfeel, and a dry lingering finish. nice beer, but with all the great IPAs out there, i probably won’t be getting one again. worth a try though."
bytemesis (9464) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Tap. Pours hazy golden orange, small off white head, some lacing. Aroma is quite butter, apricot, lemon grass, herbal. Flavor is light sweet, medium bitter, lemongrass, herbal, green tea. Medium body.