RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
A special pale beer to play with a new experimental hop variety we got our hands on.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2015
Pours a hazy, bright golden orange color with golden straw edges and a two finger white head that very slowly settles into a thick, lasting cap/ring. Excellent retention, taking a while to settle and completely coating the glass with chunky sheets of soapy lacing. Grassy and resinous hop aroma with an earthy, saaz-like quality. Floral and slightly dank with a touch of spice in the hop profile. Delicate tropical/citrus fruit juiciness along with pale biscuit malt. Nothing really stands out but it has a decent balance of earthy hops, light fruit sweetness and pale malt. Medium body with a spicy, grassy hop bite that lingers over the sweeter notes and pale malt into a dry finish. More flavorful and complex than the nose suggests. Interesting hop flavor with medium bitterness yet still really dank and earthy. Pine needle and grassy resinous oils along with juicy nugs and tropical melon-y fruit sweetness. Some hay and straw before pale biscuit malts come through with bread and subtle crackery flavors. Decent complexity with nice balance while remaining dangerously drinkable. This is a really solid beer that I could drink in large quantity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (6147) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Tap at FFF. Filtered orange-tan body below a big, excessively poured creamy white head. Big grassy citrus hops, deep tropical tones. Above and beyond typical. Biting hoppiness, dry and zesty. Really nice tangerine, juicy fruit action. Crisp, palatable, new school hop tones all the way. Almost and overload of all that tropical action, sort of has starburst candy tones. World Class APA, not many breweries can even approach this level of beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zebra (2060) - Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2014
on tap @ brewpub. nice amber color. hoppy but not fruity. "american" because the hops are from America? but ipas dont use hops from india. wondering if they could make an ipa with this. rating #10!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Draft on tap at Dark Lord Day 2014 (Munster, IN). Another rating thats been a straggler, stuck in the Blackberry device. Pours a nice striking golden harvest glow, mellow haziness to the body drops out a bit. Nice in this fleeting sunlight. A cakey whitish head atop stays as a firm layer, sticks around well in larger capacity. Aromas are more earthy hops, florals and citrus mix a bit, touches of fruit see pineapple, faint kiwi, more florals and weedy green earthy hops hit. A bit of bread, grainy malts show a bit. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, showing a sufficient earthy bitterness up front. Tropical fruit elements are decent, showing pineapple and a faint splash of mango as we press on. The maltbill up here shows a bit more than usual for a FFF beer, bready and grainy, touches of cracker and dry straw. The hop element shows a decent fruit flavor as we press on, touch of bubblegum and sufficient bitterness albeit a bit underwhelming overall as we round the corner. Wheaty with the hop element getting covered up a bit more. The flavors are there they could just use a bit more potency to come forward, do some more work. A serviceable Pale from FFF.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Draft at the taproom. Pours a clear golden yellow color with a medium white head. Aroma is a subtle sweetness, fruity, candy goodness. Flavor is a mild and well balanced fruity bittersweet. Light in body and extremely drinkable. Very tasty beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2014
This one poured a pale straw color with a whit ehead. raoma was fresh hops and nothing else, basically no malt here at alll. Flavor was similar, very very light in taste, but fresh hops, and not alcohol at all. Impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2014
Sampled at the brew pub and at Dark Lord Day 2014. Pours a golden color with a big white head. Aroma of pineapple, citrus, and pine. Kind of an odd hop profile that doesnt settle on being fruity or piney. Flavor is bitter, with mild malt backing. Hop forward, clean, with mild bready sweetness. Medium bodied with a hoppy finish. Experimental but nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Art (3217) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2014
On tap at DLD. Pours a clear golden color with a fluffy white head. Aroma is of light hops and some grapeskin. Taste is light on bitterness and slightly fruity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
charule (2249) - New York, New York, USA - APR 30, 2014
On tap at DLD. Light funk aroma. yellow hazy color with white head. Light carb med bod. pretty funky wheatlike taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (6150) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2014
Golden pour from tap at three Floyd's dark lord day. White head. Graham cracker and malts. Fruity tropical sweet taste. Very good of course

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