unclemattie (4263) - Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2006
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is one of my trades I recieved from realale420. 22oz bottle. Very heavy hop aroma. Citrus and pine in the air! Dark reddish rusty color. heavy creamy tan head. WOW! what a flavor combo, Lots of ctrus, Grapefruit. Malt flavors include some carmel. What a hoppy finish!!! Females beware: this one ain’t sweet.l
thegreenrooster (3304) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is obviously red with a small white head. Aroma is a nice dose of oliy hops with heaping of malts. Flavor is much the same. Dark malts giving the brew a great thick mouthfeel. Hops also show up and give it a nice crisp and fruity flavor. A very interisting brew for a brewer that puts out excellent stuff.
JohnnyJ (4553) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 14, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This stuff was good. Pours a dark amber with off-white head. Hoppy, citrus and malt aroma. Flavors of malt, caramel, and citrus grapefruit. Sweet, but balanced with a nice hoppy bitter finish. Honestly though its not that bitter, more sweetness.
Beerdedone (2743) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. pours orange\brown with a beige head. Aroma of citrusy hops & caramel malts. Flavor is overly hoppy for me, i didn’t enjoy this at all.
nolankowal (932) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the Columbus gathering, brought by Sliffy. Browinish orange color with a light tan head. Citrusy-hopppy aroma paried with sweet malt. The flavor was similar, caramel malts with the grapefruity hops. Decent mouthfeel and body with a nice amount of balance.
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours a dark amber red with a thick creamy, massively lacy yellow tan head. Citrus, flowers, fruit and caramel in the nose. Full body, almost syrupy, with moderate carbonation. Taste is much like the smell, but you can toss a touch of peat into the mix. Smooth grapefruit and piney bitterness in the dry, lingering finish. Amazing stuff.
vyvvy (4135) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 3, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a reddish tint - more sediment in this than I expected. A sturdy tan head form on top and sticks around. Piney / woody hops are predominant on the aroma - there is some rich caramel background lingering in the background though. Thick body with a little bit of soft carbonation towards the end. Starts off with deep roasted malt with some smooth creaminess. The are sturdy woody hops in the initial taste, but they really come out in the finish. Aside from the forceful hop on the finish there is a ripple of caramel going through to keep it somewhat balance. This is a very nice strong ale. Another home run from Bear Republic.
after4ever (6263) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Turned out to be a benchwarmer in a trade with jrob--much to my delight. Pours deep brown to ebony. Steady planes of carbonation saunter up continuously (it’s thick). Huge dense turbulent tan head that settles to a foamy seastack in the middly of the glass. It laces the glass to an almost pornographic extent. Ultra sweet malts on the nose--caramel comes ringing through, and a little bit of that Crystal earth is there too. Mellow but deep fragrance. Lots of sweet malt flavor right from the attack--there’s enough there to capsize a smaller brew but this is balanced lusciously: citrus, spice, molasses. Clean hop finish. Amazing stuff. Nothing’s better than grabbing a beer you’ve never heard of off the shelf and having it turn out to be this good.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to santa: Mahogany colored pour with a white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, caramel. Flavor, citrus and caramel were very prevailant, there was some brown sugar and some spiciness to liven things up as well. Best of the bear republics that I’ve had so far.
bgburdman9 (858) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Columbus gathering beer#2. Brought by Sliffy. Very citrusy hoppy for an ASA. Smooth but a little over hoppy. Nice combo of malts and hops that overpowered. The end was very sweet.