bhensonb (10211) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from Made in Oregon. Pours dark copper with a 3 finger creamy beige head. Complex floral/malt/wood aroma. Med + body. Flavor is woody, malty, floral and it comes across very oak astringent. Sets up a nice hop burn. Sort of a mellow malty decently hopped equivalent to an IPA. Nice drink indeed.
Lubiere (9320) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A copper amber ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, loads of caramel malt with apple skin, maple, and grassy hops. In mouth, a nice caramel malt with scotch notes, very nice, grassy hops, surprising.
3fourths (7772) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2013 Bottle (or is it really a can with a cap?). Clear dark amber (and you call this pale?) with a tall off-white head. Unpleasant gummi candy and bubble gum / maraschino cherry / fruit cocktail / koolaid powder sugary aroma. Medium body, sweet and candyish flavor, bitter and brash as well. Cedar shavings and urine = hamster cage smell going on here. At room temperature it exudes a distinct cosmetic / makeup powder smell. Spicy pepper and dirty solvent once warmed. This is another brash, unfocused, kitchen sink hop mess, completely unbalanced and with no cleanliness from lagering. The cedar / urine comment I made was before I even knew this was aged on oak chips. I don’t understand the appeal, the brewers may think it adds another layer of complexity when in fact it gives the beer a wood and pee smell. Unenjoyable.
Dogbrick (7115) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from firkin at the 6th Annual Rogue Firkin Fest at Green Dragon. The beer is a slightly hazy amber color with a medium foamy white head that recedes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of ripe fruit and oak. Medium-bodied with flavors of floral hops, fruit and sherry. The finish is moderately bitter with a fruity hops aftertaste. Decent overall.
Theydon_Bois (6500) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Base Camp, PDX, 22/05/13.
Clear dark amber with a thin off white head that dissipates edgeward leaving a film atop the glass.
Nose is caramel malt forward, sugars, light fruit notes, grain.
Taste comprises dark malt, light fart, straw, hint of booze, fruits, touch woody/nutty.
Medium bodied with fine carbonation.
Drinkable fayre but didn’t do enough to inspire me to want seek this one out again.
Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can 650 ml ? (shaped as bottle)
Aroma: first impressions, darn this is good Shit. mango , citrus feel with slight creamy follow up. Berry creamy end not as nice.
Look: poured as clear deep amber with large creamy white top. Nice lace on glass walls. Handsome.
Taste etc.: bitter front , fruity, tart fruity feel. Not sure if this could be cantaloupe, watermelon with malty alcoholic warmth at end. Very unusual approach....read label...Oak aged , duh Radek. Very unlike Mocne beers of Poland still cool stuff! This shit grows on me, yeah great choice for late night camp event!
DuffMan (6079) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Funky "canottle", brought back and shared by Grippitis. Nice looking copper pour. Caramel malts, bready and lightly toasty, with. Moderate dose of fresh hop character. Better than anticipated.
5000 (5984) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Alumabottle:   Deep dull caramel, large frothy sandy head, nice lacing.   Soft bready and biscuity aroma.   Noticeable hops.   Hoppy on the tongue, with a somewhat stringent grassy malt base.   Moderate to
full body and mouthfeel.   For an IPL (India Pale Lager), its moreso on the side of India Pale.   I actually wished it were more on the Lager side as it would be smoother.   Seems a bit astringent.   Body and mouthfeel
are moderate to full.   Feels somewhat heavy, without being cloying.   As it warms the nose gets a little fruity.   Not a bad beer, but the bitterness seems to outweigh the Lager aspects.   Wished it were a bit smoother,
less bitter.   Might as well have been an IPA.
after4ever (5860) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 alumibottle. Pours a hazy burnished medium amber with golden edges. Sudsy light tan head. Lots of it. Decent light lace. Bright grassy hay and a bit of pine on the nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toasty caramel with some bright piney qualities on the mid palate. Soft biscuity finish.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Minty caramel and iced tea soft fruitiness vegetal and w soft oak. Pours copper thin bubbly head and lace. Caramel and iced tea vegetal minty hop notes toasted oak notes. Too much crystal malt tangy odd. Not sure where the lager is. Tenth rate lock this gem in!