DocLock (10647) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Draft notes from Capone’s. Pours hazy gold with white head. Nose was citric hops, mild clovey spice, bubblegum. Tasted crisp, hoppy, and citric, with late spice and malt notes. Drake (13637) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Served on draft at Timberwood Grill in Charlottesville, VA on 5/10/11. Pours a hazy lemon-orange color with a medium sized creamy white head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of big citrus hops and quite a bit of caramel. Much like orange soda. The taste is lemon, orange, bread and a bitter hop finish. Medium bodied. drowland (8629) - Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2011
5/16/11. On tap. Hazy orange pour with a creamy off-white head that sticks. Funky wit aroma that reminds a bit of sweat socks. Slightly tart Belgian aroma with a lingering fresh floral and bitter hop kick. Not bad. weharvie (40) - USA - MAY 12, 2011
Aroma: floral aroma
Appearance: bright yellow color, nice frothy white head
Taste: nice balanced hop/malt character, lightly sweet
Palate: very light
Overall: could have finished more than one pint easily corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2011
Draft at the Pour House in Westmont, NJ.
Pours a cloudy deep dark golden banana color with golden yellow edges and a two finger frothy white head that has excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap. The glass is left coated with chunks of soapy lacing. Completely opaque.
Zesty spice aroma with a very prominet clove presence as well as some coriander and pepper along with faint hints of bread, banana and citrus. The spiciness overpowers the more pleasant notes associated with the style. There’s also a very earthy dank hop profile that further covers up the citrus and banana notes, clashing with the spicy clove character.
Medium bodied and fuller than expected for the style with a flavor profile that’s very similar to the aroma. There is a blast of clove spice up front that lingers throughout over the faint banana and citrus notes into a ligering dry hoppy finish. Yeast bread notes adds some complexity and fell to the palate but they are quickly overpowered by the sticky, dry, resinous hop flavor at the end of the swallow. It starts off very spicy with a quick sweet citrus appearance and is again overhwelmed by the strong hop character. I admire that they are kind if going for a hybrid of hefe and IPA but this experiment wasn’t a very good one. Not a fan.
adrian910ss (2572) - Doylestown, PA, USA - APR 23, 2011
On draft at the GL. Pours a cloudy , carbonated yellow straw color with a small quickly fading white head. Aroma of cloves, light banana and old bubble gum. Taste of cloves, hops, spicy banana and sugarless bubble gum. Slightly bitter, waxy and peppery. Nickls (2523) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2011
Tap. Really cloudy, murky burnt orange color. Citrusy, yeasty, and grass in the aroma. Flavors are really odd and just don’t add up: hoppier buy retains some traditional hefe flavors - grassy and a bit sour. Bubbly carbonation and a softer body. Liked the idea, but didn’t come together for me. That1Guy (2236) - Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2011
Crushed at Kickbacks with the lady. Grassy hoppy nose. Flavor has an interesting hop profile with nice banana finish. Extremely creamy mouthfeel. Very nice. tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - APR 7, 2011
Draft. Pours hazy gold with a white head. Aroma is banana, clove, citrus. Flavor is sweet with a citrus/pine hop bite and a light finish. Not bad. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2011
Draft. Cloudy orange body with small white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, banana, grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, spicy, some banana. Light-medium body, some resin, light acidity.