Sregnar35 (952) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned at Mahars. Another good session beer. Flavor was sweet and not at all hoppy, but a good balance was there.
Maverick34 (2061) - New York, USA - APR 21, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Spring Lounge. Poured a lighter amber. A bitter taste, some malt and caramel. OK.
LinusStick (2757) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Mad Mex Robinson. Very different APA. Tasted like a "widget beer". Aroma was so so. With caramel malt dominating. Pour was beautiful...dark gold with a 3 finger off white head. Taste was flat. Tasted like a bitter. Not much flavor except for some hoppiness in the aftertaste. There was a buttery malt flavor that came and went, but it was not consistent. No carbonation to help the flavor along. Blah.
puzzl (3240) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Chelsea Cask Fest. Hoppy, peppery bacon aroma, kind of a full American breakfast. Interesting. Mostly bitter in the flavor, chewy, a bit of ugly malt in there. Aroma is nice but flavor and palate suck.
I had this from a growler later in the day and it was quite different. I didn’t take notes on that, though, but it wasn’t great either.
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at Pacific Standard. Amber in color with a little white head. Malty and hoppy aroma. Grassy earthy floral hoppy notes. Malty caramel flavor with chocolatety notes. Smooth tasting. Finish is bitter. Creamy. Very drinkable.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Pacific Standard. Aroma is pretty malty with some rye and chocolate. Terrific beer which is Sofa King smooth anfld perfectly hoppy. Grassy with some peanut and cocoa. Best Blue Point beer since forever!
JoeMcPhee (8216) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber-copper coloured brew. Aroma is quite hoppy and grassy with a light nutty malt character as well. Slightly lemony and citrusy with a bit of nice crisp rye spiciness. There is a bit of cherryish fruitiness as well. Quite nicely balanced, spicy and fruity. Herbal/spicy hoppy bitterness. Lightly resiny. It’s pretty nice.
TomDecapolis (4394) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at PCBF 08. Pours a translucent amber with golden notes and an average bubbly/creamy off white head. Aroma of floral notes, caramel, rye, a bit spicy and some mixed citrus. Flavor of light roast, citrus, some rye and toasted malt.
Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taster at the brewpub. One on tap, one on cask. To tell the truth, there wasn’t much of a difference other than the carbonation. As a result, the cask one drank a little smoother, but I only noticed that since I was looking for it. However, this difference should not be misconstrued as being a ’bad’ thing as the tap version is rather good by itself. Some light citrus and roast flavors with a moderate balance of hops in the finish. This is definitely something that you could use to introduce someone to the world of microbrewing as it is good without being radical.
beastiefan2k (2276) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2008 Taster at brewpub. Orange/copper color, clear beer. A sweet nutty maltiness, some light floral hoppiness. Taste is mineral with light citrus fruit and lightly malty. Easy drinking and thirst quenching. A very nice mix of nutty lager and a lightly hopped American ale. I would say this is a Vienna/APA mix. Definitely returnable and recommended.7/3/6/3/14
Re-rate from growler: very different brew the 2nd time around. Still the same color but has a beautiful large head. Aroma has gone all the way hoppy and looses and of the lagered maltiness and nuttiness it had before. Aroma is all hops with light citrus, light pine and light sweet hops. Taste is similar and finishes with light bitterness and extremely easy drinking. A definite improvement.7/4/7/3/15