durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from the brewery. Deep clear copper pour. Modest off-white head. Sticky citrus and resin nose. Sweet and bitter. Too malty and resiny for my liking.
NachlamSie (3357) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler. Pours crystalline amber with a tall white head. I’m surprised this isn’t hoppier than it is. Not to say this is not a hoppy beer, but this is Wicked Weed we’re talking about. The aroma doesn’t assault my nose, but instead imparts genuine real hop character, like crushing a hop flower in my hand then smelling my hand a few minutes later. It’s grassy and piney. The palate is medium, kind of light for a 7% beer. Good, fresh, real hop flavor too but without a lot of bitterness. The malts are basically just here for a canvas. This is a tasty and insanely drinkable beer. I would’ve absolutely loved it if it had the same aggressiveness as their Zealot, PapIPA, or many others.