jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap-pours an offwhite head with cloudy orange/amber color. Aroma is roasty/bready-light/medium malt, orange. Taste is orange/resin hops, sweet bready light/medium malt/rye.
decaturstevo (5015) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gold pour with a creamy white head and lace. A dry rye start with a medium maltiness and a decent citrus bitter. A slight medicine. Thin and fizzy but kinda tasty.
GT2 (8427) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 15, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at The Independent (small beer bar in The Loft across the street from Kickbacks), Jax, FL. The pour is an unclear redder orange with a thick, creamy, off-white head. Very good retention. Layers of lace remain. Nose is practically non existent with no aromatic hops. Perhaps white bread and cracker malt. Taste is actually a bit sour up front then moving to quite the heavy body with lots of buttery oatmeal and English maltiness. Practically no hop character save for small English balancing hops. Palate is soapy and watery. Rye component is near impossible to distinguish. No prominent hoppiness/bitterness. Comes across as English golden ale.