mkel07 (5988) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2016 Bottle from Cheeseburger In Paradise Waikiki 261214. By far and away the best gluten free beer I have ever had. Plenty of flavour, golden amber colour and great aroma. thornecb (5918) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Pours deep gold into a shaker. Bright white head with medium retention recedes to skim surface. Caramel aromas. Soft with sweet caramel upfront turning to flowery marshmallow before the mild earthy bitter abrupt finish. ganache (5908) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Bottle. Beautiful floral aroma mixing with citrus and heavy caramel and hop spiciness. Light wood, but more about that doughy caramel (which reminds me of Lagunitas every time, without fail). Bright but hazy body with a short off-white head. Taste is moderately dry (there’s some sweetness to start but it’s not too big), fullish body in heft, big Centennial-type woodiness with a little paper-/cat-scratch ala Simcoe -- hard to believe this is straight Cascade considering the variety they’re getting from the hops here. Sticky caramel, malty and not grainy, clean with light APA-level bitterness. I like this more than its lagery sister, and man, the two have opened my eyes to just how far commercial gluten-free brewing has come in the past few years. altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Bottle at Fuel DC. Bold light orange body with medium head. Taste is lager, caramel and sweet. Hoppy nose. Plenty of hops in the taste, also a nice balance of malts. Well done. notalush (5878) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Had no idea this was gluten free when I bought it - bought as a single - nothing on the label states as such - oh well - clear orange, with a rather thick lace and some fine suspended particulate - nose of earthy hops and tropical fruit, a bit of honeyish sweetness - flavor is a bit sweet up front, but it dries out as the hops come to the fore, bringing notes of tropical fruit, peppery character - a bit of a biscuit note and ginger on the tail end - surprisingly good for a gluten free beer.
Gurthnar (5876) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 30, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2014 Bottle. Aroma similar to English bitter. Sweet background. Clear orange colour. Taste has relatively strong sugary caramelly presence. Watery mouthfeel, light bitterness, hops flavour hidden. cheap (5862) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2013
from a bottle. yes pale ale but ale witrh a slight band aid bite. does have a decent ale flavor for a free-glut. effective. yeilds a heavy beery punch for a 6 percenter. yes, better than i thought it would b.seems like many bmc pale ales. Cybercat (5840) - Georgia, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Pours a pretty clear amber with a fairly thick and fluffy, if not too persistent, off-white head. Aroma is not strong, but invites with malty and fruity notes. Malty flavor has a strong woody hoppy note and a fruity undertone, just a little sweetness. Smooth texture has average thickness and little fizz. For a gluten free beer, not too bad. snoworsummer (5698) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2014
From a bottle. Pours hazy reddish copper with a foamy off white head and decent lacing. Tastes like bitter hops, toast, rice, corn. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like hops, grass, straw, toast. superspak (5603) - Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2016
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 5/26/2015. Pours slightly hazy orange/amber color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, caramel, toasted biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus hops and moderate dark/bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, caramel, toasted biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-medium pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon/orange peel, pine, caramel, toasted biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus hops and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Lightly drying on the finish from bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a good gluten reduced pale ale style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus hops and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.