Ratman197 (8857) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness and light fuittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, earthiness and light fruittiness with a smooth moderatly bitter lingering earthy finish.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap at the brewery. Dark red orange appearance with a frothy cream orange head. Slightly hoppy aroma with amber malts. Body has a floral hoppy taste with a medium deep amber maltiness. A little hoppier than a typical ESB with an amber malty and slightly hoppy aftertaste. A little off but not bad.
BeerandBlues2 (9003) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
GABF 2010. Pours clear orange with a large, creamy beige head, high retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is average malt (caramel, grainy, toasted), average hops (herbal, woody), and average esters (fruity). Flavor is average malt (bread, caramel, toasted), heavy hops (earthy, herbal, spicy), and light esters (fruity). Medium body, low warmth and creaminess, high carbonation and a dry finish.
aracauna (2985) - Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazed amber. Peachy/apricot hops, good fruitiness. Nice maltiness. Great ESB.
hopdog (8450) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Backcountry Brew Pub. Poured a medium orange color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of floral, nutty, and lightly earthy. Tastes follow the same with some caramel mixed in. Light lacing left on the glass.
waolsen (1334) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
tap. copper pour with large head. earthy hop aroma. very mild. Light body. touch musky. disappointing hops and weak bitterness.
Braudog (5459) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2006
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft 6 oz’er at the brewpub: Nicely carbonated with a rubbery head. Big, big aroma ... but it’s musty and dirty-sockish. This drinks with a tepid, earthy mossiness that made it the most disappointing of Backcountry’s beers.