19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Very musky malt character. Earthiness trumps the light bready caramel malt backbone. It does had a good lightly toasted sweetness . Really lacked any hop presence. Somewhat vegetative and uninspired. The single malt gimmick could have worked with a fresher approach and without avoiding quality complimentary components elsewhere. Still a decent session drink. unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - MAY 6, 2010
22oz bottle. Amber orange color, rocky white head. Aroma of pure raw honey, sweet pale malts, and a touch of pacman yeast. Flavor has a hearty hop bitterness. Toasted grain nice granola. A bit more hop than malt. A nice Bitter.
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 5, 2010
Bottle. Hazy amber, gold around the edges, with a porous lasting head and some dirty sticky lacing. That is a nice beer. Tasty APA. Nice hop flavour. I know the malt is grown by Rogue but the name does not reflect the quiet taste and hopiness of this beer. A great pitcher beer. Quite hoppy in a quiet drinkable way for 35 IBUs. CanIHave4Beers (4187) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Pour a hazy blonde with a very loose head. The aroma is citrusy and piney with some honey and good fruitiness. The flavor is grapefruit with a little saltiness and a nice all around citrus rind bitterness. grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Very bubbly with frothy head. Light, biscuity aroma, some grassy hay notes. Dry, crisp flavor, round malt notes, little depth, very mineral. Taut, woody hoppiness, dry finish, lively carbonation. Quite hoppy.
ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 2, 2010
22 ounce bottle - $4.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours out a delicately hazed, orange-copper body with a goodly-sized, near-white head.
Smell: A nose that’s chiefly lemony with a backing of fine white pepper in the fore and the grainy-scented, homegrown malts bringing up the rear.
Taste: Initial taste of well dried-out biscuits and simple whole grain bread. Particularly small touch of honey-ish sweetness that’s quickly knocked out by the lemon pepper hop taste, a medium amount of bitterness, and a hand-hewn hay character. Modestly acidic. Finishes fairly dry with a bit of lasting bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Slight creaminess to the mouthfeel.
Drinkability: I’ll admit, it’s a cute concept. Decently drinkable and not quite as simplistic and one-dimensional as I’d first anticipated. Let’s see where they go with this whole "GYO" idea. Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 2, 2010
Cloudy yellow to orange pour. Nose isn’t bursting but does show some young prairie grains, fresh hops and hits of yeast. Some peach hits the palate followed by kumut grain bread, those fresh hops and tangy malt. Light and fluffly mouth feel with a grassy finish. This is certainly lively and embodies fresh and does so quite well for not being a powerhouse. smith4498 (3646) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Pours slightly hazy golden orange color with off white head. Floral hop aroma with some biscuit malts. Flavor is moderately bitter and grassy with some maltiness. Medium body with average carbonation. Prometheus (160) - Bamberg, Bavaria, GERMANY - MAY 2, 2010
Poured a golden brown with a substantial head and some lacing.
Malt, hops, greens? in the aroma
Strong clean earthy flavor. Grassy kick.
Interesting. SDalkoholic (2393) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Bottle from South Bay Drugs: Poured a solid golden blonde ale with a frothy development of head that left behind patches of lacing. The aroma is inducive, and carries a heavy burden of malts that smell sort of milky or dairy like; however, there is a presence of green herbal hops as well. Flavors are bitter and bold with an earthy note which makes the flavor taste very fresh and organic. There is a strong malt delivery to this ale, and I can see why the malts are trademarked Dare. These same malts taste somewhat like whole grain wheat bread with a touch of oats or sweet hay even though I have never eaten hay; the smell of it is how I imagine it to be.