ncbeerhopper (1) - boone, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2008 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I like this pale ale-good balance between malt and hops, an easy drinking beer. Company owned by 2 Boone families, brewery owned by a North Carolinian. More info check out:
mtnftn (1) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2008 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
To me, this beer is in the same category as Magic Hat #9. It is a "not quite" pale ale in comparison to other libations of the same ilk. It is drinkable with just the right amount of after taste.
MtnBeer (1) - , Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2008 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent pale ale. This beer has a sweeter beginning and a hoppy finish to make for an overall great taste. I like the hint of fruit and the golden pour.
jm37j (2) - Rockwell, North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2009 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I agree with some of the others that this beer simply hasn’t enogh strength to compete with the traditional American ale, but when considered on it’s own without comparison, I found it quite good. It has a mild but pleasant aroma and the flavor, though mild, is quite good. I found it very refreshing and was moved to have more than one. I have bought it again and will continure to do so on occasion
racecarr98 (25) - Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid beer. This is the second Blowing Rick beer i have had and I have been impressed with then both. This one had a smooth taste. Would definitely get it again.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Originally reviewed: 5/11/10. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a transparent dark orange with a thick off-white head resting on the top. Retention is fair; leaves some light lace on the glass. Scents of sweet malts, honey, and a faint piney resin on the back end.
The mouth is firm with a crisp carbonation front, and a smooth finish. Great sweet malty flavors that mix well with a moderate hop bitterness. Some fresh bread aftertaste. I could drink these all the time, and with this beer being sold everywhere in the city, I just may. Much better than anticipated.
MattShizzle (532) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - from Ale in the Mail. Dark golden color, a bit cloudy. Slight malty aroma. Good - definitely tastes hoppy but malty too. Good plae ale.
TChrome (1397) - Bedford, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer pours clear, golden color with a dissipating off white head. Beer has a nice citrsy hop note in the nose as well as a cereal grain aroma. Flavor is initially sweet and biscuity and then has a bit of a dry hop finish. Pretty decent beer.
Foxbush (1198) - 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.
crazyvin (1837) - New York, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice clear copper body with a thin white head. Head seemed to have good retention and some mild lace. Aroma had a big caramel malt presence upfront with some brown sugar notes. There was a slight spice note to it. Some floral hops in the back. Overall aroma was sweet, but with just the right amount of sweetness. Flavor had big malts as well mostly caramel but the brown sugar element was a little more prevalent. Some floral hops to balance it out and there was that spice element from the aroma almost like nutmeg. Finish was smooth and light. A good beer that was a little more malt based than hops.