argo0 (11165) - Washington DC, USA - APR 21, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice bitter. Crisp hoppy aroma, and clean hoppy flavor. Very smooth, with a solid bitter aftertaste. Good head atop a light copper liquid.
JMerritt (1734) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was pleasantly surprised by this brew. Not as bitter as I expected it to be. Decent head with a fair amount of lacing.
Terminus (3084) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAR 31, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2004 ReRate-this was one of my origional ratings on this site, so i thought i would revisit this brew. pours and orange /light copper hue-one of those in-between hues that you cant pinpoint. very small white head that was gone by the time i wrote this sentence. Mostly biscuty malts and earthy hops on the aroma. some pineyness coming through. The hops are all english and very bitter, but there isnot much malt backbone as the aroma shows. If there were more malts, this would be a world class ESB. I just love the hop profile on this one. Thats why i kept the rating as it is.
I really enjoyed this beer-im supprised that it has so low of ratings. Crisp hops(cascade or columbus?) and pleasantly bitter! I need to get some more of this. I am very impressed by avery's products. I LOVE the hog heaven :P
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2002
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
an average ESB. had nice color and body. Underhopped for the style. Overall, it was smooth and had a crispness to it.
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fairly unimpressive. Decent floral nose with the malt buried deep in the background. Body is thin and lacks any developed malt characteristic beyond caramel and light toffee. Below average hop flavor, but finishes fairly bitter and dry. Caramel colored with minimal head.
igneous1 (1486) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - FEB 23, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
i know this is going to sound gross, but this beer was so bitter it smelled of perspiration...but not in a bad way, whatever that means
LuckeyHaskins99 (180) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2002
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A bit bitter, but could’ve been cleaner complected in the flavor department. A bit tinny, but not an awfull ale. Maybe I have been expecting a bit more from this micro, but still came away disappointed. I like bitters, but this one was not to my tastes.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good bitters, with enough malt balance to keep it interesting. Nice floral aroma.
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice bitter grapefruit taste. Good stuff.
Aubrey (3412) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2001
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A tasty and finely made bitter. Had a very interesting finish, somewhat ’zingy,’ for lack of a better term. I’ll need to try another one.