oh6gdx (19683) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Amber/copper coloured, small head. Aroma is American hops, just lovely in this one. Flavour is grassy, caramellish and very dry. Aftertaste is hayish and grassy hops. Boring, if compared to the aroma.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a large creamy beige head and good lacing. Aroma of citrus, florals, and caramel. Flavor of caramel malt and mild hops with a dry finish.
TBone (11379) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color, small tan head. bready, hoppy, quite APA/IPA-like aroma. Very malty, a bit of citrus, then burst of hoppy bitterness. not similar to English ESB - really American version. Long bitter aftertaste. Nice balance of hops and malts.
argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 10, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draft) Clear copper with small tan head, nice lacing. Aroma is earthy and mild sweet. Taste is earthy bitter, hint of floral. Nice earthy bitter finish. Light/medium body.
bhensonb (9869) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 27, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of floral hop and malt. Seems balanced. Red copper color with a light beige head. It seems to lace. As the glass approaches the nose, the malt aroma dominates. A strong carbonation. Then roasted, but not dark, malt overwhelms things. Ends a bit watery and malty sweet. But when the malty sweetness drains away, there is some noticeable hop bitterness. I donít think itís balanced, but there is interplay.
BeerandBlues2 (8557) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Pours clear amber with a small white rocky head, somewhat diminishing with good lacing. Aroma is average malt (straw, grain), light hops (grass), average yeast (sweat) with notes of apples and roasted vegetables. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness; husky grain and sour yeast flavor. Medium bodied, sticky texture, average carbonation and a metallic, bitter finish.
Ratman197 (8518) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a dark amber with an amber head. Aromas of toffee,citrus, and dark bread. Palate was medium bodied and slightly dry. Flavors of roasted malt, citrus, and some floral notes with a slightly astringent dry finish.
hopscotch (8395) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Clear amber ale with an American iced tea nose and flavor. Minor notes of clover honey and chicken broth in the floral aroma with a whisper of light molasses. Malty, but well-balanced flavor thanks to generous hopping. Medium to full-bodied with lively carbonation. Lengthy, moderately bitter, dry finish. Not one of my favorite styles, but this is a qualtiy brew. The Alaskan brewing company hasnít failed me yet. Mad props go out to darkelf for the bottle!
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with DarkElf (thanks!). Poured a dark amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of toffee, flowers, toasted malts and caramel. Tastes of caramel, oranges, and toasted malts. Nice creamy and smooth body.
JoeMcPhee (8063) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper-red colour with a pale yellow creamy head. Slight haze. Spicy malty aroma with notes of piny Northwestern hops. Softly carbonated with a simple light malt taste and a pine/fir hop flavour. Medium length bitter finish. Good body and very well-done.