arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very interesting take on an IPA with a lot of malty background. Dark brown poor, hoppy aroma with caramel and a little roasted caramel finish. Nicely done!
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint on tap. Dark brown pour with a creamy tan head. Hoppy floral aroma, surprising for a brown ale. Hoppy caramel flavor with a slightly bitter finish.
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at the Autumn Brew Review 2009. Pours a semi-clear brownish amber colored brew with an average sized off-white head that has some nice retention and spotty lacing. Aroma of roasted dark malt, a hint of nuts, flowery hops and a touch of marzipan. Taste is medium bodied, some dry malty grain, flowery hops and a touch of fruit. Finish is semi-dry, with a lingering mild bitterness. Not a typical in-your-face, west-coast IPA, but the Amarillo hops is nicely balanced with the roasted brown ale malt.