darn1207 (1710) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From N.Cali notes: smells like mash. strong malts. caramel. typical sweet toffee caramel malt bitter. citrus. slick and oily palate. ok. 6.6
Chalsk (936) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Cloverleaf. Pours a copperamber color with a white foam head. Aroma of caramel with some spice. Sweet taste with english hop bitters and some spice. Decent.
TheRealMGD (540) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Jake’s. Clear, light amber pour with a short white head leaving heavy lace. Dry, malty nose with a hint of hops. Medium body and fine, moderate carbonation that yields a pleasant mouth feel. Almonds, caramel, toast, tea, citrus - all light flavors that combined with the mouth feel make this one very sessionable.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2011 Draught at spikes. Amber with a slight haze and a good head. A little grapefruit rind and papery earth in the aroma. Bitter and hoppy flavor with a bit of astringency in the finish. Earthy and a bit papery. A little rough around the edges and perhaps a little old as well. Can’t say I’m a big fan of it.
alobar (2300) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper color with an off-white head. Aroma of hops, citrus, and sweet malt. Mild bitter flavor with little hops, but had some sweet malt and citrus. Very drinkable.
JStax (1671) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured on draft. Appearance is a translucent amber with a great head of sticky white foam that left the perfect rings of lacing that you only see pictures of. Aroma is sweet hops and a light malt influence. Taste is initially sweet hops giving way to a slightly dry finish. Bear Republic, you’ve done it again.
wchesser (672) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Decent bitter. More west coast hops than a traditional bitter. Good burger summer beer.
scooterling (25) - S. San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 20, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Decent bitter style ale. Reminded me ever so slightly of a lighter Red Rocket Ale. Poured a burnt amber color with a slight off-white head. Hops show up in the first sip and fade somewhat quickly.
troopie (1987) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - APR 24, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red pour on draught. Thin head. Hop aroma. Medium body malt with many of what seemed to me like tea notes. Sweet malt with tea in the finish.
Nik925 (694) - California, USA - MAR 26, 2011
1.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Stupid app ate my rating. Poor beverage. Very little going on. Tiny bit of good hop taste, but everything else is reallly bland and bad. Boring and lame. Disapointed by Bear.