RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours burnt orange. Aroma is fairly mellow with caramel and a mixture of earthy and citrusy hops. Tastes of caramel, earthy hops and dirt. Big hops in the finish with an ashy aftertaste. Medium-light bodied. Just too hoppy in a beer where it doesn’t belong. Not EVERYTHING should be an IPA.
LilBeerDoctor (3512) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at ACBF09. Pours a light brown with a small head. Aroma of light sweet malt. Flavor is sweet and fruity initially with jam and sweet malt. Pretty good bitter.
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Capones: Poured a golden orange with a nice head. The aroma was hoppy, floral, citrus and pine. The flavor was hops, a nice bitter aftertaste with a touch of citrus. Overall, a surprisingly tasty brew outta left field. Nice!
egajdzis (5514) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Draft @ Capones] Poured a lightly hazy amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, citrus, toast, pine, and toffee. Taste of citrus fruits, piney resin, toasted malts, sweeter toffee, and a dry, bitter finish.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Capones. Damn- thought this was an IPA- shit is nice and hoppy. Pours a lightly hazy copper with a nice massive frothy cloud-like head. Aroma is citrus, pine and orange-zest hops and a light caramel and toasty malt. Flavor seems bigger than the 4.6% but still is so easy to drink- citrus hops, resinous, light toast, toffee, and ok caramel- very nice hops all the way through and a very clean finish. Nice.
nickd717 (3601) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Toronado. Medium amber color with an off-white head. Aroma of bready malt and citrusy hops. Flavor more of the same, with a little caramel and a bitter citrusy hop finish. Palate medium and fairly dry on the finish. Great session beer.
adrian910ss (2412) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Capones. Pours a clear light amber with a small off white head. Aroma of light citrus and bitter hops. Taste of light citrus, bitter hops and bready malts.
TomDecapolis (4605) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUN 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Capones. Pours a lightly hazy golden amber with a medium creamy off white head that left great lacing. Aroma of citrus zest, floral, perfume, light bready malt and some various fruity notes. Flavor of a handful of floral and citrusy hops, moderate hop bitterness, dry and crisp, bready malt and some light pine.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of hops, citrus, and malts. Poured amber in color with a medium-sized, creamy, off-white head that lasted throughout. Clear. Slightly sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of hops, pale malts, citrus, pine, and slight caramel. Medium body. Thin, dry texture. Average carbonation. Hop, malt, and caramel finish. Not a bad session bitter.
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - MAY 29, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Flying Saucer KC. Pours a slightly hazy pale copper with a thin, creamy, off-white head and cascading lace. The nose is a beautiful blend of hops: resin, pine, earth and flowers backed by a lightly bready malt note (similar to an American ESB with a bolder hop profile). Light-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel, it transitions to a pleasant tongue-squeezing, moderately bitter finish. The flavor, for the most part, follows the nose with resinous, spruce and floral hop notes and enough malt in support to keep the hops in-check. This is my kind of session brew: easy-drinking, lower ABV and jam-packed with flavor. If Bear Republic ever transitions to 12 oz bottles, this is a great candidate for that format.