beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2010
Light bodied. Very different/interesting beer. I can smell juniper berries, cherries as well as slight hops. I can taste hops, cherries, juniper berries along with slightly bitter very sweet hops. Smooth mouth feel. Medium amount of carbonation. This is a very unique pale ale. kevd193213 (992) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 1, 2010
22 oz bomber. Pale amber pour with a medium off white head. Aroma of juniper and sweet malt. Thin mouthfeel with the taste of malt, ginger and faint juniper with a clean finish. Decent idea but IMO not worth the relatively hefty price tag. Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2010
Served on draft at Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA on 4/30/10. Pours a hazy pale golden color with a thin head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of big bitter, floral juniper with some toasted malts. The taste is toasted malts with big juniper notes, minty hops and light fruity notes. Medium bodied. Pretty tasty beer. andyhwcinc (1886) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2010
My future wife had this while on vacation at the Rogue Bed & Beer in Newport, OR. I had a bit of this, and it was very good stuff. Aroma is kinda like fish, which I guess smells like junipers, but if anything it’s very sea-like. Appearance is a very vibrant gold with little head. Taste is kinda creamy but thin with light fruit undertones, also kind of sour. Very good though. HighWine (991) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Tap at Manderes. Hazy golden pour with thin white head. Herbal nose of hops and juniper berries. Very interesting and good taste. Big flavors of bitterness and cereal Malta. Pretty balanced but the juniper gives an extra bitter splash. I was doubtful of this at first but It’s not bad.
hatchattack (255) - Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Bottle. poured a light copper color. aroma: sweet sticky aroma, smell the gin, pine. taste: little sweetness fromt the berries and the hops first off, then nice twang from the gin, tastes a little christmasy and a nice dry finish.
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Bottle. Thanks to MOBE for the hookup. Pours a yellow orange slightly hazy color with a minimal head. Malts are soft and slightly sweet, hops are dry and slightly citric. Hints of juniper, gin, and pine. Light bodied and slightly fizzy. I really like this beer! TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 26, 2010
I found this boring and disappointing. slight floral aroma. Body is thin. Pours pale golden with thin head. Slight sweetness and uninspiring finish. tmoreau (4644) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2010
Draft version dispensed to a shaker with a fairly clear, golden/amber hue, moderate, off white head foam, and average lacing. The aroma was a little perfumey, fruit, and citrus. The flavor added moderate hop bitterness, some balancing malt, and gin hints that seemed to coincide with the dry finish. Rather light in the body, but crisp and sessionable. degbert (1776) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2010
Poured from bottle. Floral, citrus, and juniper on the nose; there are gin-like notes, but they’re subtle. Pours a medium, hazy gold with a moussy head. Flavor is clean and brisk; you can definitely taste the juniper, and there’s another note -- almost a savory one -- that reminds me of yogurt? Butter? It’s good, so maybe that’s not a good comparison -- but there’s definitely a faint lactic edge to it. Finishes clean and bright. Good beer.