kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
clear copper, fine off white head, streaks of drippy lace,
light malt aroma with light astrengent bitterness,
sweet malt flavor, nice bready biscuit character, light earthy bitterness, the bitterness eventually catches up and takes over and dries it out a bit too much,
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Lubiere (10873) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A golden ale with a thin white creamy white. A lightly spoiled aroma, caramel and herbal notes. In mouth, a grainy crisp malt, nutty and oily mouth feel. Medium bodied. On tap at MSP Rock Bottom location, Jan 24 2009.
BeerandBlues2 (10616) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 4, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Pours copper with a thin off-white head and spotty lacing. Sweet caramel malt brown sugar and fruit hop aroma. Bitter acidic malt and hoppy fruit flavor. Medium bodied and crisp palate.
daknole (10162) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear dark golden pour. Average white head. Aromas of malt and hops wtih some sweet tones in the nose. Flavor is nondescript and pretty boring. Malty and a tiny bit of malt.
adnielsen (10028) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @ Boulder Beer DIA. Burnt orange appearance with a cream colored head. Mild earthy hoppy, caramel malty nose that’s not too potent. Dull earthy hoppy, not very exciting caramel malty flavor. More boring than I remembered.
hopscotch (10015) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crystal clear, amber ale with a large, frothy, white head. Decent retention; excellent lacing.
Caramel, maple syrup, bubble gum, floral hops and butterscotch in the aroma.
The flavor is malty and chewy up front. Decently balanced with lightly bitter hops on the backside. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation.
Short, bitter-sweet, dry finish. I'll go against the grain and say "I really like this one."
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Vintage Cellar, Blacksburg. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of grainy and nutty malts, floral notes and caramel. The taste is bitter hops, nutty notes and a toasted finish. Medium bodied.
hopdog (9642) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with robertsreality (thanks!). Poured a medium orange color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, citrus, and I’m getting a light earhiness. Tastes of citrus, caramel, and toasted malts. Starts off lightly sweet and ends in a light citrus, bitter finish.
Sammy (9350) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice little beer with a light copper colour and a minimum head, but lace leaves its sign of freshness, and enormous spider webbing. No aroma, yet the hop is assuredly there without being overwhelming. A bit less than average mouthfeel. Drinkable, and sessionable.
Dogbrick (9185) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at the Rock Bottom MSP location. This beer is a clear orange color with a medium thin off-white head that diminishes quickly. Patches of lacing. Aroma of light citrusy hops and sweet caramel malt. Light-bodied with a sweet caramel and malt character, and just a bit of hops flavor too. The finish is sweet and malty and the aftertaste does not linger long. No big faults, just a boring beer.