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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
This strongly hopped, crisp ale, is the clear choice for the hop enthusiast. We use pale, crystal, black and Munich malts, and a veritable boatload of Northdown bittering hops for this ale. Like the Ginger Wheat, it is quite popular in the warm weather, as hops yield a clean, crisp bitter that is rather refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
eaglefan538 (3032) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 31, 2007
Pours an amber copper type color with a nice initial head, very good lacing. The aroma was roasted malts, bitter hops (resinous?). The flavor was roasted burnt malts, caramel, toffee, even some coffee? (almost porter like in flavor in some aspects). Lots of astringency to this one, maybe a touch of diacetyl. The mouthfeel was bitter astringent, light acidity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2007
Pours a transparent copper orange with a large, frothy, full-lacing light tan head. Aroma of big citric earthy English hops with some mild slightly toasted malty notes. Body starts lightly sweet crystal maltiness quickly drying out and revealing some flavoring hops, but mostly overrun with bittering hops toward a crisp, but lingering, overly bitter finish. Needs more balance to be in the upper echelon of ESBs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13583) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2007
Bottle. Poured brown color with a moderate off-white head that diminished slowly with good lacing. Medium roasted malt aroma. Medium body. Medium roasted malty flavor with a medium pleasing bitter finish. Very enjoyable drinkable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2007
This pours a clear copper body with a large ecru head that coats the glass in sticky sheets of lace. The aroma is pome fruit, sweet malt, and an earthy, floral hoppiness. The commercial description lead me to believe that the drink would be more bitter, but it’s still a pleasurable balancing act between the fruity malt and the flowery bitterness. A solid sessionable ale.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13309) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2007
(22oz bottle) Crystal clear copper body topped by medium beige head that diminishes rapidly. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, woody/earthy. Taste is medium sweet, earthy, wood, caramel/bread. Smooth medium body. Nice bitterness, and a good (American) session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2007
Pleasant surprise. Hazy golden brown ale with a large foamy tan head ... looks like a pint of "best bitter" in a British pub. Lovely lacing as I work through the glass. British floral hoppy nose, plenty of malts. Taste is semi-sweet malts, with a great finish of bitter British hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2007
Bottle shared by OhioDad, thanks! Pours an orange-brown with a off white head. Aroma of earthy hops, a bit of funk and some light malt. The flavors coming out were mainly floral hops and light sweet malt. Medium body with a clean finish. Pretty middle of the road stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rajendra82 (1053) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2006
Stored and served at a temperature between cellar and room, the beer pored out clear amber in color, and had a three finger tall foamy head in the mug that left gobs of lacing. Aroma was crisp and spicy, and had a backing of floral hops. The taste was mild and complex, as it was balanced between sweet and caramelized malts, and earthy bitter hops. A touch of sourness and dry oak flavors finished things off. I think this was Burtonized as well, because the mineral hardness of the water kept the taste buds refreshed. It was very easy to drink down the entire bomber in a sitting. This was not exactly a classic English Bitter, but where it deviated from the mold, it improved on the original style IMO.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2006
Bottle with a "thanks" to OhioDad for sharing. Brown pour with a small off white head. Aroma caramel, some grassy/earthy hops. Flavor, an earthy bitterness, some caramel. Average is the perfect word for this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2006
22oz bottle pours dark amber with a short offwhite head. Aromas of caramel with some tropical fruit and earthy notes. Flavor is caramel, a little chocolate, lots of earthy notes and brief hops at the finish. Lots of carbonation and pretty sticky on the palate. Pretty average all around.. Nothing too tasty..

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