17thfloor (2412) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Woohoo, found a sixer at Binnyís HP, unfortunately it was like $15. Pours a clear glowing rich but lighter orange with a tall sudsy sticky cream colored frothy head. Aroma of soft toffee, biscuit, caramel ice cream, wet cardboard. Flavor is sharply caramel but not sticky, medium bitterness, toffee, biscuit, sharp sugar sweetness towards the finish, astringent, wet cardboard, burnt popcorn. Not really sure what Iím drinking here... malt liquor? Medium bodied, spritzy carbonation, just faintly sticky.
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma:Nicely hoppy, some carmalized malt aromas, also some dark fruits in the nose.
Appearance:Deep amber in color, low head, low lacing, low retention.
Taste:Lots of sweet malt and aggressive on the foretaste. The hops are mostly piney and continue strongly through the midtaste. Also in the midtaste, there are bitter citrus notes, like grapefruit rind. In the aftertaste, I get some strange tea-like flavors.
Palate:Medium body, there is some hop astringency in the mid and aftertastes that burn my throat a little.
Overall:Overall this beer has what I like to call íadultí flavors, a little dark, bitter, with a little bit of sweetness to balance it. As this beer is so new, I think it probably needs to age for a while to let the flavors settle down.
walleye (1061) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2010 poured a nice rich amber with tan head that didnít last. aroma caramel, citrus(grapefruit), alcohol, floral, a nice sweetness comes out after it warms a bit. Flavor a nice blend of sweetness and bitter with a hit of alcohol, nutty, than got some sour citrus . Good Beer.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2010 Sample from a bottle at the Day Before Labor Day party. The beer is a deep amber color with a medium fluffy off-white head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malt, pineapple and piney hops. Medium body with a piney hops character as well as sweet caramel and toasted malt. The finish is hoppy with a ripe fruity aftertaste. Decent beer overall.
cbfobes (1942) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Maduro in Madison, WI, pours a clear amber color with a nice white head, has a great aroma of malt with a mixture of bittering hops, the taste has a perfect balance of sweet malt and hop bitterness with a touch of fruit, man this stuff is awesome, a must have!
portableparty (1874) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pour is clear copper color with a minimal creamy head and decent lacing. Aroma is sugary malts and noticable hop scents. Taste is a well balanced malt and hops which give a caramel and pepper mixture. Palate is creamy and sticky and finishes dry.
Pailhead (4236) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of strange musty fruity/mango and citrus combination along with some spicy hops and light caramel. It pours a mostly transparent dark amber with a touch of haze and a small orange tinged off-white head. The flavor starts with moderate orange notes, light-moderate caramel, and a hint of brown sugar. The finish has notes of citrus, tropical fruits, and spicy hops. I absolutely would not peg this for 8.5%. Medium bodied with mild carbonation.
RoscoeJackson (378) - Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
amber/orange look, effervescent, thin head. i thought this was a pretty beer. citrus fruit nose. hoppy, malty, light fruit taste. i was expecting a bit more bite from this, but iím not going to let that affect my rating. easy to drink. a good one. i think they could sell a lot of this if they wanted to.
badnewsbeers (2316) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a beautiful plum color with small off-white head. aroma of ruby red grapefruit, sugar, caramel, and faint lemon. flavor of citrus hops, burnt sugar, mango and other tropical notes, and a hint of honey. herbal tea finish
cpetrone84 (1011) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A-pours a hazy reddish grapefruit color with an off white head leaving a pretty sizable lace.
S-the nose is strange, notes of dough and bread up front, some spicy rye aromas, hints of pine and a decent bit of ctirusy hops with some model airplane glue behind. the glue is so wierd, not the part of getting high from it (the acetone), just the gluey smell.
T-the taste is also different, light notes of dough and bread, spicy rye, piney and hints of wood, a nice bit of citrussy hops, peach, grapefruit, mango. there is a light soft bitterness but not strong or lingering.
M-smooth and syrupy feel, good carbonation, crisp slightly grainy finish. its actually rather creamy on the palate with a good medium body.
D-this is quite tasty, the airplane glue scared me a little but it actually seemed part of the aroma. the flavors are good, this seems to have some spicy rye in to me. well balanced, interesting beer!