reggiedunlop (3726) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Pours clear gold with a medim white head...great lacing and retention. Aroma has nice spicy grapefruit and pine notes. Flavor has grapefruit, sotnefruits and pine...very nice hop profile. Mouthfeel is light and silky with a fruity/herbal dry finish with good bitterness. This beer is excellent...on tap @ Novare Res. Travlr (25854) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Draft. Cloudy pale yellow color, large fluffy white head, amazing crazy lacing. Aroma of lemony, peppery perfume and flowers. Taste is bitter dusty straw, pepper, light spice. Fantastic! tfontana (1092) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 24, 2015
Bottle from The Drinkery, Londonderry NH. Aroma is light malt with strong floral/citrusy smell. Appearance is hazy yellow with massive foamy white head with decent retention and foamy lacing. Taste is mildly sweet taste of melon/rind in the first half and then more strongly sweet and fruity second half. Palate is medium bodied with creamy texture with soft carbonation and long finish with mild bitter at the very end. Overall, intriguing aroma and taste, nice appearance, and pleasing palate. High marks all around. erickok (6037) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 13, 2012
Yellow to orange, small head. Super floral, some citrus, basement backbone, some grass. Sharp hops in aroma and taste. Long dry mouth feel. (At the De Molen tasting) Stine (1795) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Clear dandelion blonde with resilient white cap. Clover, delicate flowers, sesame seed like malts and the soft, earthy spice of rye. This aroma is feathery and heavy on mineral water content; a trait I’m coming to love recently.
ClarkVV (6839) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 15, 2015
With so little sweet malt flavor and only the driest of crackery blonde ale malts to play partner to the quiet rye, this seems to place itself outside of traditional boundaries. Whispering floral hop tones, so delicate, contribute to this. This profiles as a substantially hopped, rye-tinted light blonde ale; a fascinating concept.
The body is texturally light but fully rounded; a model of lightened balance. The finish has some pungency and the earthy spiciness of cardamom. Challenging, cool stuff here.
Draught and bottles since debut, most recently Spring 2015.malrubius (2986) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - APR 29, 2015
Hazy golden body has a small but fairly well-retained head.
Fresh, aromatic, floral hops in the nose are fragrant but boast no heavy acidity or pine, which seems like a big accomplishment these days, when using colombus and centennial. Orange rind, wheat-like nuttiness and biscuit-like malt with a bit more honey as it warms.
Not quite sure exactly why I love this beer so much. The drinkability is certainly at the forefront and the lack of punchy or heavily acidic hop notes dosent hurt either. Medium-light bodied, well-attenuated, with fruity and nutty notes from the rye and yeast. Of the hazy IPAs/Pale ales, this one seems on a whole nother level for me and almost strikes me as an unfiltered hoppy wheat ale (which I thought was what it was for a long while). Replace the wheat with rye and youre not far off. Somehow still delicate, with touches of honey for balance and no astringency or huskiness. Just a great beer and enough reason for me to almost always try these guys’ other offerings.
Bottle from Brewtopia. Gold with chill haze lasting head and lace. Floral and tangering aroma with a hint of soapiness and herbs. Very mild tropical fruit apricot sweetness with some grainy malts and medium assertive spicy bitterness in very dry finish. Light and lively. Very refreshing and delicious. HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 27, 2011
650ml bottle. Aroma is strong and a good balance of hops hitting all the pine, grapefruit, floral and spicy notes. Colour is a hazing pale yellow with a hint of orange. Huge pure white whipped cream head that lasts a long time and leaves ample lacing. Taste is mostly hops, but not too bitter. Light citrus tang and malt sweetness. Body is very light and dry. Overall, a very good American pale ale. If you are a fan of the style I would recommend it. dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2012
Bottle. Aroma is very fruity piney hops. Flavour is intense bitterness, qua bitterness more and ipan. Great beer.