Theydon_Bois (14337) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle on Amtrak Train 27 - The Empire Builder ( from Binny’s South Loop) - 04/11/12.
Clear golden amber with a thin off white head.
Nose comprises light floral tones, hops, pale malt and a little herb.
Taste follows nose, fairly bland, floral and herb tones, light citrus.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Dull and bland.
brokensail (14045) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Amber pour with a white head. Nose is watery, grassy, and oxidized. Cardboard, and lots of it. Bread, some orange peel, apple, and metal. The flavor is pretty much the same. Bread, grass, water, and cardboard. Some metal and apple with hints of orange peel. Light bitterness.
bhensonb (12971) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from a Save-Mart. Pours light amber with a light beige head. Aroma of light roast malt with a hint of citrus. Med body plus. Frothy carb helps with the body. The malt is roasty enough to qualify for APA, and there’s some light hop bitter which seems citrus. A decent ale, but certainly not one to excite the nose and mouth.
Tmoney99 (12420) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured deep amber color with a large frothy white head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. Moderate smooth hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate balanced flavor with a smooth balanced finish of average duration. Soft drinkable brew
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
same beer as Roscoes Hop House PA? [Genesee in Rochester NY]-12oz bottle pours gold with an offwhite head. Aroma is caramel-light malt. Taste is caramel-light malt, some spice hop. Decent training wheels starter.
Drake (11172) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Teeter Barracks Charlottesville. Pours a clear amber with a large frothy greenish-white head. Maybe it was the light I was in but it looked weird, and I drink in that same light all the time without issue. Aroma of floral hops and a soapy note. The taste is earthy, floral and fruity hops with a bitter finish. Thin-medium bodied and not well balanced.
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012 Bottle… Clear orange ale with a large, frothy, off-white head. Good retention. The faint nose offers bread, citrus fruits and caramel. Light to medium-bodied and watery with lazy carbonation. The flavor is well-balanced but mostly bland, presenting light notes of barley malt, caramel and apple. Finishes flat and mildly sweet.
DrSilverworm (9108) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle from Jungle Jim’s in Eastgate, shared with Jstax towards the end of a long day of ticking. Mostly clear amber color. Lots of yeast particles make it hazy. Minimal off-white head. Medium body. Smooth, softer, kind of crisp lighter carbonation. More dry finish. More bitter taste. Minimal sweet. Caramel malt, light spiciness. OK pale, nothing exemplar.
b3shine (7140) - Indiana, USA - DEC 24, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle to pint. Looks solid; a semi-transparent burnt-orange with sticky off-white lacing. Smells hoppy and malty. Tastes like it smells, but weaker. Average on the palate. Okay.
drowland (7111) - Georgia, USA - NOV 21, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
11/21/11. 12oz bottle. Clear amber/copper/dark orange pour with a small, clumpy khaki head that’s gone fast and barely laces. Generic, dusty old hop aroma of earth with a bit of orange peel and metal. Sweet, caramel flavors with butterscotch and definite hints of ketchup and metal. Perhaps not disgusting, but definitely dissatisfying. Blegho.