Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear copper with healthy tan head. It has a lightly roasted lightly sweet malt aroma that is so light it is tough to pick up any other aromatic cues. The taste is roasty and mildly malt sweet along with faint citrus and pine hops. It then blends into faint grainy Munich like malts and breadiness. Into the finish I get medium roasted maltiness and a hint of caramel sweetness leaving a nice reminder of the flavor profile. Very sessionable.
Guinness4Duff (515) - Tallahassee (and Poconos, PA), Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice amber color with an off white head. I liked this one, has a nice bitterness to it and is very flavorful with some nicely balanced sweetness.
Quake1028 (636) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at Florida Brewers Guild Beer Fest 2008. Full rating updated as soon as I am more coherent.
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear amber, creamy beige head, lots of scattered lace,
sweet crystal and caramel malt aroma with citrus and floral hops,
rich caramel malt flavor, bready character, touch of caramel sweetness, growing butterscotch in the sweetness, well balanced by citrus hops, lasting bitter finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
mattcoats (47) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 10, 2007
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Supposably their hoppiest beer, this was lacking in flavor and carbonation boasting an almost water-like texture and mouth feel. Steer clear of this beer!
muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Pours not-quite clear amber with a small head. Aroma is a bit mild, but some nice malts come though, and a bit of unexpected hops as well. Flavor has a great thick maltiness, with a good dash of hops, and some fruitiness. There’s also some almost Scotch Ale-like qualities that make this one a winner.
dchmela (3013) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I think this is the best of the A1A beers. Nice red color with hoppy citrus aroma. The malt helps smooth out the taste, but you still get some of the hops on the back of the tongue. Very nice.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma holds malt and fruit skins with a big dose of toasted grains. The body is a rich and dark amber color upon which sits a lasting tan head. More fruit skins and grains in 0t he fore as well as the malt. Has a copper/metallic twinge to it and stale, herbal tasting hops. Caramel notes become pronounced in the finish.
nick76 (4379) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This one is dry and hoppy with less of a sugary, malty taste than I was expecting. But in this case that was not a bad thing. The aroma was sweeter than the taste. The palate was a tad thin but still OK. OK pretty much covers the description of this beer.
hopscotch (10644) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft... Lightly hazed amber ale with a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. Fantastic retention. The aroma is of caramel, pine and grapefruit. The flavor is of a solid caramel or Munich malt backbone yielding to numbing, bitter hops. No residual sweetness. Full-bodied and silky with prickly carbonation. Lengthy, bitter, dry finish. Very pleasant surprise!