Travlr (21638) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of HuskerTan, thanks! Clear bright golden amber color, white head. Nice fruity aroma. Tate is bittersweet citrus, mainly orange peel. Tasty.
bhensonb (14162) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 12, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Julie brought from Illinois. Pours orange/copper with a slight beige head. Aroma is citrus and fruit. Med body, almost. Flavor is lightly roasty caramel, and some fruity/earthy hop. It is bitter. Might have been a big deal in 1985.
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2014 12oz bottle-lt tan head with trailing lace-copper. A-1st time was pineapple/resin, med malt-caramel. Next time dk grain, resin. T-earthy hops, med malt/grain-caramel. 746312=3.2 then improves some @cellar temp 747313=3.4 split the difference 3.3
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of jcnielsen. Hy-Vee beer? FUCK YEAH! Pours a burnt orange appearance with a light brown head and pretty good retention. Caramelized malty, a bit spicy/cinnamon, generic green herbal hoppy aroma. Doesn’t smell incredibly fresh. Burnt sugar, peanut brittle, somewhat smoky, herbal hoppy, strangely sweet flavor. Ummm yeah, no.
deyholla (10213) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a near white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has grass and earthy pine with a bread backbone. Flavor has a good amount of bread and grains with an earthy pine backbone.
BVery (9662) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear bright orange pour with a small soapy white head. Nice aroma of caramel malt and floral hops. Taste is unbalanced - needs more malt backing. Finishes fairly harsh.
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - OCT 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
10/9/12. 12oz bottle from my parents in a care package, of all people - score random tick! Clear red pour with a medium khaki head that fades but laces fairly well. Musky, earthy hop aroma with some pine and floral aspects, and plenty of sweet malty caramel. Big malty flavor, plenty of caramel, etc., with a bitter hop kick, but not much hop character. Eh.
solidfunk (7695) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 6, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Some citrus. Pours amber without much head. Not a great balance. Bitter finish. Bottle thanks to Travlr.
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle brought back from the midwest. Poured a clear amber color with a medium white head. Aroma was heavy hop notes - earthy character, some light pine. Flavor was earthy hops, huge malt notes, caramel. A touch more malty than I’d have liked, but it was pretty clean and easy to drink in the end.
Iphonephan (6245) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle at the RB DC tasting September 6. Pours a hazy copper with an ecru. Woody nose. Flavors of prairie grass. Bitter finish.