hotstuff (4729) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Small off-white head that mostly diminished, mostly transparent, minimal lacing, visible carbonation, and a golden hue. Nose was hoppy and citrus. Flavor was mildly hop and mild citrus. Tingly mouthfeel. Light body. Just a so-so brew IMO.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Slob. Thanks! Itís a little sad when the city (Houston) that took a great portion of Katrina refugees into her care canít get this beer. Itís even more sad when I, as a Houstonian, have to trade with someone in MARYLAND (no offense to Maryland residents) to get this beer. Iím not asking for a poster proclaiming our (Houstonians) generosity, but címon. We should be able to buy this beer. [/SOAPBOX] Pours a deep amber. Aroma is dull hops and a touch of Cajun swampwater. Flavor is a cinammony hops; very reminiscent of an ale that should be partaken during the Christmas holidays. Medium mouthfeel. A session beer.
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an amber color. Aroma is nice floral hops with some citrus. Taste is citrus hops with a nice caramel backbone. Easy drinking ale.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 21, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle, from Holiday Wine Cellar. Pours a slightly hazy golden amber, with little to no head, even with a vigorous pour. Sweet fruity and toasty malts, orange juice, apricot, light honey notes and clover with floral hoppiness. Somewhat sweet toasty malt flavor, floral and vegetal notes along with a bitter herbal hop finish. Light to medium body and tingly carbonation.
emacgee (4550) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an amber ale with a generous tan head. Very fruity, floral hops. Tastes slightly bitter, but not to the point of an IPA. Laces well. Has about the maximum hops I can enjoy. Bitter, but not to the point of extreme. Nice finish. A good beer.
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
First Abita beer Iíve had in a long time. Pours light orange with a bit of haze and no head. Light fruit in the aroma (berry like) with a hint of grain. Very light flavor with easy grain flavors and hints of the berry you note in the aroma. Some kind of grassiness also. Seems like more of a lager than an aleÖ.
Blackbarrel (116) - new york, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2006
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
light amber color. smallish head with minimal lacing. sharp carbonation. very little aroma.
Taste: light, hoppy, raspberries.
crisp and drinkable.
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - SEP 5, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was an odd beer, but one that I actually enjoyed. Poured to a golden color with minimal head, and had no distinct aroma or flavor that I could identify. On the other hand, there was nothing I disliked abvout this beer. It is one of the first Iíve rated that was just a good drinking beer, with little distinguishing features...neither good nor bad. This would make a good session beer.
PhillyBeer2112 (2710) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2006
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pleasing lemony hop aroma, lightly soapy, weak bready malts. Off gold with minimal head and carbonation. A spike of hop flavors up front doesnít do much, quickly rounding into a vague, blandish sweetness. Finish begins as a tingle of carbonation, a light dab of hops and then nothing at all. Overally pretty flavorless.
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Very light spotty lacing. Has a grassy hop aroma. Flavor is mild citrus hop but the bitterness really comes through. Light to medium body. Not bad. Worth a try.