Pandora - Idle Hands Craft Ales
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2.5/5 rDev -32.2%
Had on tap @ Atwood's after their initial tasting party.
A - Looks a bit dark for a BPA. Very foamy too.
S - Smoke???? Huh??? Why does that belong here....overpowers anything else.
T - That smoke flavor again, and pretty dirty/earthy too. This tastes off. Was hoping some hops would clean it up on the back end but no luck.
M - Chewy. Difficult to put down, a bit unpleasant.
O - Not really impressed with the 1st offering. They are local & I'd like to support them, but I need to see some improvement. Will try again some time (tho not in a hurry right now).
11-12-2011 01:54:21 | More by SunDevilBeer
3.85/5 rDev +4.3%
750ml brown bottle, corked and caged. Bottled on date on the label.
LOOK: Hazed pale amber with a chunky dense head that has no intention of moving.
SMELL: Dusty yeast, faint mace, red bell peppers, crackers, green apple taffy, chocolate mint
TASTE: Crisp snap, smooth, spicy, yeasty, dried grass, slight alcoholic ester, mild medicinal herb, bready, dried apples, dry finish
Just enough depth to keep me thinking and wanting another sip, seems like a new adventure with each sip as well. The dryness draws me in as well and the after taste is something to admire.
03-21-2012 02:07:32 | More by Jason
3.75/5 rDev +1.6%
@ Atwoods, Somerville MA
Hazy amber peach color with a thick white cap. Head is plenty sticky and lasting. Smells like minty, herbal Ricola orchard fruits and must. Tastes like it smells. There's palette renewing dryness that I like a lot. Much more depth and personality than similar Palm and Rare Vos IMO.
06-07-2014 01:02:40 | More by donkeyrunner
3.81/5 rDev +3.3%
Picked up at the brewer a couple weeks ago, shared with rudzud and other friends.
Light fizzy head leaves nice lacing, bright orange red color nice bubbles.
Nose nice spicy hops, floral, nice Belgian yeast character with mild esters and spices, mild yeasty, hint citrus and grassy, fruity.
Taste starts with lots of Belgian characters, yeasty bready, little esters and Belgian yeast spices, nice amber reddish malt, light candy caramel character, little sweet and sticky. Hops are mostly spicy and chewy, little floral, hint fruity but that's more from the esters. Mild grassy flavors, little straw and lemongrass. Fair bitterness to start, then ends drier with lots of bitterness, spicy hop, little Belgian yeast spices, little sticky, light candy malt.
Mouth is med bod, lighter carb.
Overall interesting, nice Belgian characters but the hops get a little overbearing and spicy.
10-11-2013 02:28:34 | More by jlindros
4.06/5 rDev +10%
Served in a tulip glass with a solid one-finger head (from the bar). There's some crooked ring lace. Orange amber color with a haze.
Very attractive combination of Belgian yeast and wheat malt to the nose. There's a bit of grassiness and no malt sugars.
The flavor is complex. Initially I detect the yeast but there's also plenty of deeply toasted malt. While the hop bitterness is light, it still provides plenty of balance to the overall drink ability of this offering. My only detraction is the thin body and correspondingly high carbonation.
06-06-2014 21:00:56 | More by smcolw
Pandora from Idle Hands Craft Ales
83 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.