j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear orange gold with a medium sized white head. Light malt, citrus, gentle and soft. Creamy and lightly earthy malt and hops. Grapefruit on the finish is faint and subtle, crisp and earthy.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Served on draft at the Gettysburg location. Pours a clear copper color with a medium head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of leafy and citrus hops. The taste is bitter, leafy hops with a bit of citrus. Medium bodied. All hops, no balance.
decaturstevo (4416) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange/amber pour with watery head and lace. Sweet caramel and very light citrus hops. Light sweet caramel malt with a light medium resiny bitter. Watery and thin but drinkable. Weak to the style though.
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle served in a tulip. Pour is cloudy amber with 2 inches of off-white head. Nose is very, very light malt and hop, and perhaps the slightest presence of summer fruit. Taste is bitter with the lightest touch of fruit. Not really much to say about this one ... its better than bud or miller products!
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a pleasant surprise. Not a copy of a classic like Sierra Nevada pale, more like a mini-Victory hop devil. Sweet amber roast malts and citrus American hops in the nose. Beautiful clear amber body, small white head, fantastic lacing, more like cask than draft. Lower alcohol, less malt, less hops than the Hop Devil it resembles visually. Good balance. Bonus points for low alcohol.
ben4321 (3356) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Location: Tap at the Brewpub, Harrisburg location, 6/13/10
Aroma: It has a subtle nose of caramel, orange, floral notes
Appearance: It pours a caramel color with lots of lace
Flavor: The taste is well-balanced, good citrus/caramel feel
Palate: It is smooth, with a softish carbonation, light body
This was a great looking beer, and its solid enough elsewhere. The nose is rather weak, and, in my opinion, that is the worst thing about this beer. Otherwise, the other aspects of it are decent enough, but it isn’t anything special.
BvilleBronc (85) - Biglerville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pour. Full disclosure is I had this while cooking hot dogs for my elementary school age kids end of school party so I did not take copious notes so I will just give the wrap up. Tasty well balanced brew. Malty with a nice quick hop punch and mild finish. Not brewed to be extreme. Meant to be sessionable and exceeds in this goal.
nearbeer (3288) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. Clear copper with a lasting creamy disc of foam. Nose of orange, molasses and light wood. Flavor is orange toffee with a quick turn to crisp grain, bitter wood, and slight resin on the finish. Light-medium and smoothly carbonated, with a nice dry finish. Very tasty session ale.
swenocha (81) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - MAY 22, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is a hazy light amber with quickly dissipating small white head. Aroma is sweet malt. Flavor also pretty much on the sweet malt side. Heavy caramel notes, but not much hop pushing through. Slight bitter finish, and I’ll admit that drinking this right after an 80 ibu IPA may be influencing this tasting, it was rather underwhelming. Drinkable, but nothing memorable.
jeremytoni (2836) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle poured an amber color with a fair amount of head. Nice hoppy flavor with a sweet malty finish.