DocLock (7481) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Blue Dog. Pours hazy coppery toward ruby with off-white lacy head. Nose is bready caramel malt, resiny hops, vinous fruit. Tastes assertively hoppy, with notes of vinous fruit, substantial caramel malt, and a finishing bitterness.
joshharris (9) - St. Peters, Missouri, USA - APR 12, 2014 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I really like the smell and color of this. It’s not great, but it’s certainly not bad.
BOSSbrewer (1311) - Arkansas, USA - APR 9, 2014
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
I've like all the 4 Hands beers I've had but I must have gotten a bad bottle of this. It was stored properly - had for maybe four months before drinking. It was properly chilled. But when I opened it the thing was a gusher. So much foam even with a proper pour that it was undrinkable for 20 minutes. One centimeter of beer and five inches of thick white foam. Flavor was off too. Hoppy aroma. But I got some off flavors in the taste. Very disappointing. But my experience with this is just one bottle and is out of accord with the other reviews. I'll need to try another bottle. Unfortunately I have to rate my bottle. So it's going to be very low.
queenholly (2611) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of a traveling friend. Sweet orange, buttery caramel, and spicy resinous sprucy hops aroma. Clear amber with a large ivory head. Resinous woody piney hops (almost like sawdust - in a good way), slightly sweet bready caramel malt flavor. Medium body, average carbonation. Nice and hoppy with a good solid malt backbone.
That1Guy (1867) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle crushed with my Honkeybra. Immediate rush of ethyl acetate in the aroma. Huge nail polish remover aroma. Got some resinous hops in there as well. Flavor is hoppy, citrus, bit nail polish, bit ash tray? Drinkable but a bit flawed. Not bad.
Frank (2383) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer has a really fantastic clear, red color but maybe does not quite taste as good as it looks--though it isn’t bad either. The focus here is squarely on American hops, presumably centennials at least in part, and while it doors have solid bitterness in the finish it does not really have the kind of vibrant fruity node the best ales of its kind have. Definitely, I could knock back a couple of these no problem but there is really nothing stand out excellent to make me want to buy this again.
HonkeyBra (3108) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a dark reddish color with a thick khaki colored head. Big aroma of citrus, orange peel, herbal and grass hop notes, mild caramel and biscuity malt aromas. Flavor is quite bitter, lots of bitter citrus hops, with medium biscuity and cereal malt sweetness. Though, hop forward, nice. Medium bodied, with a lively carbonation. Finishes long and bitter. This is a great hop forward amber ale that’s really more of an IPA.
crossovert (6343) - Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A rd ale with A LOT of centennial character.Lots of citrus nad lforal/herbal notes. Nice.
jefftravis17 (13) - Forest Park, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Strong reddish amber color not much head, limited lacing. Aroma had less upfront hops than I was expecting based on description. Taste was also not as complex or balanced as I thought might come through. Very average amber, decent just not exceptional in any way.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
beerme31 (451) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours amber medium tan head. Aroma of citrus and pine and toast. Mild bitter taste. Grows to a medium bitter finish, nice bittering throughout. Medium body, ave carbonation. Not overally complex but nicely done.
tcane7 (1576) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Vedge. Pours a murky reddish-amber with creamy beige head and lace. Nose of citrus, bread, caramel, light roast. Medium body, nice citrusy hop flavor. Light biterness.