HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark amber with a huge fluffy off white head. There’s a ton of carbonation in this brew. Earthy hop aroma with caramelly grain. This is like a soupped up American Red. The high carbonation leaves a unwanted tingle which makes it hard to taste other qualities.
pivo (2667) - GERMANY - MAR 18, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh hop and grain nose - caramelly malt too. Dark auburn color and a low head. Caramelly and toasted grains in the flavor. Medium body. Lingering hop bitter acros the whole mouth. Nice ale. Big enough to stand alone, but would also complement food well.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This has a beautiful, deep red color with a creamy, rocky head. The heavy hop aroma masks the malty scents with pine, flowers, and orange. The caramel flavors of the malt do come through with power matched by strong hop bitterness. Nice bitter hoppy finish. I’m not sure why BR is disguising this as a Scottish Red Ale - - it’s got plenty of merits as its own style.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 14, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big floral and resinous hop nose with caramel and roast malt notes. Clean with a touch of bread dough and crytal malt flavors. Nice bitterness big for style but fine with me. Nice mild dark fruit comes in at mi palate, Plums and raisins. Resinous and malty mouthfeel. Big resin and oil finish with some roasted malt.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, shiny ruby body, discordantly light head. Wholesome malt aroma with oatmeal and lightly roasted coffee. Very soft body with a pleasant creaminess. Moderately sweet sugar cookie malts balanced with a gentle, clean warming bitterness. Finishes a touch thinner than I’d like, despite the creaminess. Killer aroma.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2005 ha, i just read my old rating of this... what was i thinking?
alas, here we go. lovely west coast aroma. nice mellow hoppy malty goodness. carmel, apple, cinnamon and graham crackers in the aroma. all that and some nutmeg and caramel in the flavor. mmmmmm so gooooooooodddddddd
Lubiere (12958) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown orange ale with light hops and caramle. sweet malt and tingling hops, floral in quality, with sweet barley sugars. A pleasant hoppy beer. yum! Tap. CNY Brewfest Feb. 5 2005.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAR 9, 2005
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice murky brown liquid with a tan noteable head. wild hops flush the nares, distinct malt nose. warm full bodied toasted malt with a great balance of citrus hops. not cloying in the palate at all. nice and smooth. never bittered as the beer warmed. very flavorful. easy to drink every day....not over the top. well done!
egajdzis (6130) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a cloudy burgandy brown color with a medium sized, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, tropical and citrus fruits, with light caramel malt as well. Chewy sweet malts, lightly spiced, moderate hop bitterness. Full mouthfeel.
lamas (1573) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle. Pour is a DEEP amber with THICK tan head and a few BIG floaties. Aroma is yeasty, hoppy and of strawberries. Taste is very smooth and well-balanced. Begins with some mildly sweet malts and finishes with some bitter hops. Some cherries are present in taste. A little dry in the finish. Nothing exceptional about the taste of this beer. Somehow it manages to be thick yet lacking substantial flavoring. Smooth and earthy are the words.