dmac (6272) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle shared at jcwatts going back to FL tasting. Poured a mostly clear super light amber with a smaller foamy white head. Aroma of honey, sweetness, toast, sweeet citrus pulp. touch of soap. Body is a bit on the dry side with stronger carbonation and a touch of heat for the low ABV. Flavor of dry grapefruit rind, dry toast, alcohol and citrus friut. Meh. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JUN 1, 2017
Bottle from Westmere in Albany, NY.
This was poured into an English pint glass.
The appearance was a cloudy burnt orange color with a fluffy white head that fell off to leave a ton of messy lace.
The aroma had some caramel/biscuit malty dryness, orange marmalade, coriander, light honey and had some grassy bitter ends.
The flavor was mildly malty dry sweet with a little bit of spice trying to make its way into the blend. Aftertaste was all about the malts and that followed into the finish.
The palate was medium bodied with a decent sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine, somewhat low, but I get it. ABV felt good.
Overall, seems like an American brewer tried to take an English pale ale to make more interesting for the American market. Me, well, not sure, left me scratching my beard a little bit. Homer321 (5076) - Melboring, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Bottle. Into solo cup. Pretty cold. Dark on the bus. Can't judge color nor clarity. Tastes yum.
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Murky burnt plum brown, minimal head. Very earthy, grapefruit and slightly cheese rind. Taste is citrus with some grape skins. musky and dry. Pretty smooth for 7% minimal bitterness. (how old is this?) HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2012
22 oz. bottle. Pouts a bright orange pour with a small white head. Aroma of bright citrus and resiny hops. Beautiful, hoppy aroma. Flavor of bright flavorful hops. Medium bitterness. Lots of mango, pineapple, and other tropical fruits. Some notes of maraschino cherries. Delicious. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, easy to drink. Finishes with a strong hop rush. This is by far my favorite from Pipeworks so far. Absolutely delicious.
drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Bottle. Pours pale hazy gold with white head. Aroma has a great green grape and cat box, some nice peach fuzz hidden back there too. Flavors are fresh nelson grapey and catty with subtle coriander and florals. Really spicy and hoppy backend. Crisp, light, hoppy, spicy, delicious. Dry and refreshing. Some booze detected on the finish but this is excellent stuff. Ed5388 (3481) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2013
22oz bomber shared by jcwatts! Labeled Majestic. Pours a hazy light orange color with a finger of fluffy white head. Aroma of tangerines, pineapple, citrus, and mango. Big taste of tangerines up front, followed by wheat, citrus zest, bitter grapefruit, and light spices. NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Bottle sampled in Wicker Park. Much bigger version than the pilot batch was, but this works for sure. Pours gold with a heavy haze and sticky head. Nose is bright Nelson Sauvin. Gooseberries and a touch catty. Light yeasty esters and toasty malts. On tasting, super clean and almost elegant. Showcase of the tropical fruit that you can get from the NS. Plenty of malt support. Fantastic stuff. pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2012
22oz bottle picked up at wlv... pours a mostly hazy and non-transparent hefe like hue, lively with effervescence, and topped with a thin to medium soapy white head... fresh hop aroma of dank citrus tones and white grape to go alongside some juicy white grapefruit. love nelson and was happy to see if bursting out from this one... flavors follow suit with more juicy focused nelson forward focus which displayed notes of grapefruit and orange as well as the white grapiness that is normally associated with nelson sauvin. it’s almost more of a really hoppy wheat with the citrusy overtones and light malt backing. midway through, a gentle tartness surfaces to go along with a just shy of medium body with adequate carbonation. glad this wasn’t a true english style pale ale and the fellas allowed the nelson to showcase itself almost exclusively and that, to me, was a very good thing. very little bitterness to this one - almost forgot to mention that. let’s hope that pw has a steady supply of this hop coming in for them to utilize. hmmm, i think i drank this one a bit too fast. SrSilliGose (3331) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - FEB 8, 2013
Bottle thanks to kan for passing this my way. Notes of sweet juicy apricot. Kiwi fruit. Melon. Spiced brown sugar. Nicely balanced. Pleasant hop presence. Good.