madmitch76 (15092) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
18th April 2009
Cloudy brown beer. Softish palate. This has the same flavour as many IPAs - orange and grapefruit but in this case the flavours are obviously coming from fruit rather than hops - if that makes sense! Refreshing and somewhat tart!
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(633ml bottle) Pours a cloudy orange body with a small white head. Aroma of orange, tangerine, toasted malt, and biscuit. Flavor of hops (orange, floral), tangerine, caramel malt, and some herbs.
Travlr (11900) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Paradiso Dupont, recommendation of RJ, thanks! Interesting combination of sweet fruit and bitterness, good balance. Nice.
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(2nd Shenandoah Throwdown, 633ml bottle) Small off-white head, cloudy amber body with dead yeast aplenty. Aroma is medium sweet, orange. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, light earthy. Smooth light-medium body.
bhensonb (11079) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber shared by Marcus. Pours clear copper with a foamy beige head. Aroma of fruity hop and lgiht caramel. Near med body. Flavor is something related to citrus with flroal aspects and some roast malt. Kind of an ESB thing. Sort of.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Name: Carpenter’s Mikan Ale
Date: June 06, 2010
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: hazy orange, big white head
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, light fruity tartness
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, plenty of balancing earthy bitterness tones down the sweetness, touch of tartness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Score: ** /4
BeerandBlues2 (9700) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Butters at Slutfest 2.0. Pours clear copper with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is average malt (biscuit, straw, bread), average hops (citrus, pine), and average esters (fruity) with notes of minty orange. Flavor is average malt (biscuit, straw, bread), average hops (citrus, pine), and average esters (fruity) with notes of minty orange. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation with a dry finish.
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Butters at Butters Slutfest 2.0, Richmond, VA, 4.23.11. Pours a hazy dark strong color with chunky floating particles. Large creamy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of syrupy citrus fruits, honey, floral notes and sawdust. The taste is tart syrupy fruits with a nutty finish. Medium bodied. Nice one.
GT2 (8440) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
651mL thanks to Travlr. The pour is a cloudy, glowing, bright orange laden with loads of yeast particulate micro globules. A small, yellow head forms with poor retention. The nose is pink lemonade- fresh and citric. Taste is tart and has some Hitachino like notes (similar yeast or water profile?) like cedar and muted white vinegar. Citrus peel bitterness comes through with resinous wood. Dry mouthfeel with orange juice tartness. Pink lemonade still comes to mind more than satsuma, the fruit this is made with.
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a small, white head that fades over the murky golden body. Aroma of sticky oranges, caramel and toffee. Taste has a bit of diacetyl in the mid palate with fruit and light caramel surrounding it. Watery mouthfeel, moderate carbonation.