anders37 (20473) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ Hickory Hops 2011, Hickory, NC. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grainy grassy hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity malty hoppy citrus flavor with hints of caramel. Has a sweetish malty caramel finish with hoppy hints.
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - JUN 14, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: Amber and golden with thin beige head.
S: BMC lager. No hops, nothing to get excited about.
T: BMC lager. If this is an APA, where is the hoppiness?
M: Thin, slightly watery. Nicely carbonated.
O: I know why this is called "Blowing"...it blows.
rudolf (2345) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slightly hazy gold, thin white head. Nose is grassy hops, caramel, a bit of mineral character, honey sweetness. Flavor is toffee & very light raisin malt, a bit of herbal hop bite. Some nice bitterness comes out in the finish but it is sweeter than I would like. Its a nice enough beer though - just not extremely interesting.
freekyp (1715) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very good everyday pale ale featuring a malty caramel profile and earthier noble hops. Definitely east coast. Pours a clear amber with a one-finger white head. Light lacing. Nose is fruity with berry notes and caramel malt. Flavor is much the same. Very balanced. Long semi-sweet finish with a slight whack of hop bitterness. this beer would work with most American-style cuisine. Well done.
chandler0201 (650) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear, brown amber with a thin white head and some lacing. Citrus hop aroma with hint of wheat malts, flavor of more hops and slight bitterness in finish. Not bad for style.
mephisto (1278) - TAIWAN - OCT 18, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled in bistro Asheville. Pour amber hue with off white head, it has sweet aroma of Munich malt and caramel flavor.
adavis234 (286) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear, brown amber with a thin white head. Citrus hop aroma with a little wheaty malts. Flavor is lemon citrus hops and some light caramel malts with an unfortunate metallic finish. An ok American Ale.
Sregnar35 (1031) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2010
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Uggh, very poor beer. As in pour it down the drain. Just a cheaply made lager. Metallic and stale, not good.
Foxbush (1565) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was purchased in bottle at the Blockcade Runner on Wrightsville Beach. The full bodied ale was a modest APA. Small head that laced down the glass. The clear color of amber was very inviting. This ale had excellent balance of malts and hops. It could have more hops. We were watching the US tie England in their first game of group C.
travita (4578) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. The smell is malts, caramel, hops, and floral. The look is golden in color, clear, and has a white head. The taste is slightly sweet, caramel, floral, and ok.