PickleBucket (2) - Hanover park, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2013 does not count
a hobby citrus e blast
refreshing but full bodied a perfect blend of an American Pale Ale and English bitter zebra (2136) - Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2013
it says "end of summer ale" on the label. 23 °F / Feels Like 13 °F right now, i’d say summer’s ended. Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2013 22 oz bottle served in a Great Divide cervoise. Batch #37.
A: Pours a hazy apricot color with a two finger height of white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thick cap and collar that leave sticky splotches of lace down the glass.
S: Definitive white grape with some rind and pithy bitterness. Slight dried grass with some honey malt sweetness.
T: Grassy with some sweet honey malts. White grape with a subtle, under ripe greenness to it. The Nelson Sauvin hops really add a nice dryness to the beer.
M: Light bodied with a medium to high carbonation level. Subtle drying finish with some sweet green grape to it.
O: Not really an English style, but I don’t really care. It’s a really well put together beer that hits it on all levels, especially with the addition of the Nelson Sauvin hops. I’m looking forward to more beers from the PW guys with these nice New Zealand hops.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-23-2012
look: 4 smell: 3.75 taste: 4 feel: 4.25 overall: 4
22 oz bottle served in a Pipeworks snifter. Batch # 126.
A: Pours a hazy orange color with a pure white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring that leaves some soapy lace down the glass.
S: Orange citrus with some notes of lemon peel and white bread. Not overly malty. It captures the "summer" portion quite well in the nose.
T: Same as the nose. Lots of orange peel with some lemon zest and a touch of grapefruit as well. Very mild bitterness on the back end with a nice white bread sweetness.
M: Light bodied with a medium carbonation level. Sweet and citrusy notes on the finish.
O: The PW boys captured the Summer portion of this beer quite well, but I was missing the English portion of this. Not enough malt body. Having said that it was still a highly drinkable and refreshing summer ale.
Serving type: bottle
05-27-2013 Brian2d (43) - SPAIN - DEC 22, 2012
22 oz bottle, pours light hazy golden yellow. Aroma of white grapes and citrus wheat. Flavors are really, really good. BeerMeFitz (15) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Poured from a bomber into a HF glass
A- very cloudy, orange with a 2 finger white head. Leaves trails of lacing on the glass.
S- nice grape notes along with orange and lemon and some nice spice
T- sweet orange and grapes, nice amount of spices and pine bitterness.
M- medium body and carbonation. Soo easy to drink
O- I am a fan of English strong ales and I really like this beer. This is a very tasty beer!
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. 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. mikem409 (2025) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Bottle pours murky orange with frothy fast fading head. Aroma of citrus and grass. Taste is massive juicy grapefruit segments semi sweet and crisp rubbishystuff (2538) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2015 At bit strong, hoppy, and spiced to be something that resembles a English Pale ale, but that is just a problem to do with putting beers in to styles. Now, as for the beer itself, it starts with a strong hop aroma and a citrusy (maybe lemon) flavor. The hops flavor is initially strong as well but after the beer warmed a bit the hop blast died down a bit and everything balance and married together very nicely. The spicing was nicely done. Over all a nice beer. Serving: Bottle ccex (1312) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2012
22 oz bottle (batch 53) pours a cloudy light golden color with decent white head and some lacing. Aroma made me say WOW! The aroma is full of lemon and other citrus hops, some spices and pine resin. Taste is slightly bitter with a long dry finish. Medium body without too much carbonation. I expect something different from Pipeworks, and this one definitely delivers. One of their best that I have tried so far.