thornecb (5810) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 25, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy gold into a shaker. Onion and garlic aromas. Sweet onion and garlic front to back.
j12601 (10089) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at James’ cellar cleaning tasting. Pours a lightly hazed gold with a thin white head. Soft musk, a bit of citrus, a hint of green onion. Soft and musky, a touch of citrus. Gentle hops on the finish, musk, soft wheat and a touch of melon.
Jow (3818) - New York, USA - APR 5, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
While everyone got ready for cards against humanity I had this beer my final rate and a last second paposa (sp el salvadorian dish). Nice dirty gold pour. Piney and citrus nose. Tastes of pine, oranges, lemongrass, scallion, some wood. I assume this is the version had.
vtafro (7380) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Yellow golden pour with white head. Herbal, grassy, citrus hop aromas. Herbal, grassy, lighter citrus hop Flavors. Drinkable.
jtclockwork (15915) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can - pours gold white head - nose and taste of pine, cracker, orange peel and grapefruit peel - med body
ClarkVV (6400) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 26, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from Fort Point Market, drunk 3/24/16.
Pours a nicely hazy, but nowhere soupy deep golden-amber. Stronger dark amber tints throughout and an off-white head atop that is well-retained.
A darker than normal morph, being thoroughly amber in color, well amber-golden, not quite like an amber ale. Made me wonder if we would be treated to a heavily toasty, caramel-heavy ipa. Nope! Not at all. In fact, this smells and tastes completely free of any malt influence, just having light honey and biscuit in the background, with at most, a touch of light caramel. Otherwise it’s full of tropical fruit, ruby red grapefruit and sweet lime. Juicy and with no blandness or alcohol/flaw.
Juicy, tropical and sweetly citric, it hits all the right flavor notes, with a good dose of honey to balance, yet nicely attenuated and with a mostly tight carbonation. Just incredibly drinkable like almost all morph and whirlpools are. Right up there with what they’ve been doing lately, which is executing their IPAs on a top tier level. Always happy to try the next in the series from them.