NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Atlas. Pours a deep amber-red, quite dark. Sticky white head. The nose is definitely fruity, grapefruit skinned citrus and a hit of toasty caramel and a bit of booze. On tasting, the beer itself is too big bodied and sweet, lacks the finesse needed. Also, the malt profile bleeds over into a strange darkish thing, fruity. Big bitterness here with a decent taste of citrus hops, just kind of all over the place. Fortunately, not kicked in the teeth with caramel, but still.
deyholla (5385) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear amber with a gray head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of citrus and earthy grapefruit with a slightly sweet grain backbone. Flavor has more bitter grapefruit with a hint of pine that mellow slightly in to citrus and sweet grain in the finish.