DixonCox (1) - Anytown, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 1, 2006 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great, medium-bodied, bright flavors, rich but not heavy, moderately hoppy, just the right balance of fruit and malt
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 24, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slighty hazy amber, small white head that quickly recedes to a small ring, but laces nicely. Aroma is mostly about the floral and piney hops, with a slight caramel hint in the back - while it isn't that strong, it is a beautiful nose. Flavor starts with some caramel covered toast, and ends with a lovely hoppiness. Body was medium, seemed very "cask-like" to me - another superb beer for sessions around the campfire in Maine this summer.
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 6, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light color, smells nice of simple hop and pine which pretty much hints at the flavor too. Not too complex, but just enough to engage interest. This is a must try, and my first and certianly not last tasting of Andrews’ beers.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber-golden colour. Complex caramel, mineral notes in the aroma. Rich, complex taste. Lots of minerals, earth, caramel and light fruitness. Another beer from an underrated brewer.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 5, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden amber with a slight haze. Thin, white edge head. Fresh aroma of caramel, pungent and sappy pine notes and citric rinds. Real ale feel to it with a mild crispness. Solid balance automatically with a toasted caramel base and gentle but noticeable Pac NW hop flavor. Medium light body. Very smooth and laid back. Mostly dry. Medium bitterness. Finishes clean with a subtle roasted aspect. English? No, but it is good. Heckuva brewery name as well.
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of jcwattsrugger. Pours a slightly hazy copper with a two finger off-white head that lasts leaving good lacing. Aroma of bready slightly nutty malts with an earthy hop character and a touch of caramel. Taste is earthy hops, bready nutty malt, and a touch of caramel in the finish. Medium mouthfeel with a mild to moderate amount of bitterness and a crisp drying finish. A damn fine brew.
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 22, 2001
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
To call this a microbrew is an understatement. Poured to a really nice coppery color, and had a huge dry hopped nose. The hop presence was more subdued in the flavor, which was neither lacking or overpowering. Nice finish and aftertaste. I personally liked their Porter a bit more, but I realize they’re different styles.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear copper with a thin light-tan head withsome slight haziness in the body. No lace. Smell is of bitter hops. Also some citrus and fruity yeast aromas.
Taste is floral and bitter from the hops. they dominate this beer. Some fruity maltiness follows and a lightly sour finish. Then there is a bitter finish and a lingering hoppy aftertaste. Crisp. This is good. I had shunned this beer for awhile as "another pale ale". It really is closer to an IPA , surprisingly hoppy. A pale ale with some character but I’m not sure everything balances out.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A bit loose on the style’s interpretation as this one’s a bit cloudy with a huge white head. Smells of clementines, lemons, and brown sugar. Tastes of maple syrup, caramel and appley. Nice sweet pronounced finish.
Berley31 (230) - New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: I’ve just got to say that the labels on these Andrew’s beers are hilarious. Poured with hardly any head at all, that was down to nothing in seconds. Body is a very nice, burnt orange color, and quite cloudy.
S: Quite hoppy and citrusy. Very nice.
T: The citrus and hops are quite apparent, as the beer finishes quite hoppy and dry. Average duration on the flavor.
M: Light bodied, with a thin texture that has a touch of oiliness to it. Average carbonation.
D: A good pale ale that manages to compete with some of the big boys. Very tasty and hoppy.