JoeMcPhee (8511) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Rattle N Hum. Deep amber pour with an off-white head. The nose has a touch of orange marmalade and softly sweet crystal malt. A little bit of caramel and toffee sweetness as well as some light earthiness. The bitterness is quite restrained. Lighlty plummy and a little bit of orange marmalade but it’s mostly a mish-mash of sweetish malts and light hops. A lingering stickiness on the back of the palate – not cloying at all but it could be dryer.
vtafro (3590) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Blind Tiger. Orange pour with white head. Aroma is citrus and slight bittering hops. Flavor doesn’t follow citrus, but bitter, and some malt background.
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Amber beer with an off-white head. Light grapefruit and light earthy aroma. Darker malt flavor with grapefruoit and pice. medium bodied. Darker malts linger with pine and grapefruit.
bhensonb (11276) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2010 Tap at the Raley Field Brewfest. Pours amber with a creamy off-white head. Rather floral aroma. Medium body; mild carbonation. Flavor is quite florally English with a nice floral, lingering bitter finish.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft, pour s honey body with a rocky white head. Dry earth toned body with a light dusty and malty hints of earth. Some light hop toned resins, not really sweet or floral though. A mild caramel and earth warming. Average.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at BT> Pours a medium dull amber with a thin head. Aroma is earthy light fruity bubblegum, toffee, caramel, tea, and mostly english-like- as it warms it has a lighter fresh hay and fresh cut grass after a light rain shower. Flavor is also earthy, woodsy light grass, tea, herbs and flowers with a toffee and medium crystal malt profile, - lemon and more flowers as it warms. Nice.
Lubiere (10187) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A golden ale with a thin white head. In aroma, a light pungeant British hops aroma, herbal, caramel. In mouth, a lightly oily caramel malt, with very restrained hops, mineral notes, medium bodied. On tap at brewpub, August 16 2009.
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear light copper golden with no head. Candy sugar and citrus aroma and taste. A little too sweet for me.
dchmela (2659) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Bear Republic. Hazy orange gold pour with no head. Malty toffee aroma Bitter earthy hop bitterness with just a touch of floral hops in the taste. Balance with some nice english malt. Good session ipa.
iowaherkeye (2692) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUN 24, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ the brewpub. Clear burnt orange with a small creamy whitish beige head. Perfumey floral and fruity hops up front with toasted and (slightly buttery) caramel malts. The flavor is pretty hoppy, adding some green leafy hops to all of the aforementioned aromas. Actually, the green leafy hops dominate the other hops in the flavor and are much less noticeable other than some light fruitiness. Semi-dry finish with bitterness @ a 4-5. Medium body with light to moderate prickly carbonation.Very tolerable--I’m sick of typing pretty decent.