JennyJam (45) - Oceanside, California, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange, yellow and hazy with a small head. Aroma has a bit of cereal or grass with some slight floral hop bitterness. Taste is sweet and ends with slight bitterness and finishes pretty dry. Body is deliciously creamy and smooth. This one may be a work in progress, but I thoroughly enjoyed the fusion of creamy and hoppy, very drinkable and memorable. However, A bit more bitterness may be in order.
dekester1 (287) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a nice mid-gold with some cloudiness with a fine bubble head with a slow fade to lacing. Aroma was of fruity, floral hops with a malt sweetness in the background. Taste has a mid-hop, floral bitterness throughout with a malt and grain backbone. Palate was decent. Overall, a decent cream ale, although in some ways it tastes more like a pilsner.
PorterPounder (4944) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tampa, Fl - Total Wine - 12 oz bottle. Slightly murky medium orange pour, thin white head. Aroma has some sweet raisin and date notes, some yeastiness, a touch of baked bread. Flavor has some light sweetness reminiscent of hard candy, a touch of dates, some light citrus bitterness. Mouthfeel has a nice spritz to it. Not bad.
Nekronos (3359) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
NIce wor. Too bitter for me but still nice floral aromas and quite graspy too. NIce amber colour.
tmoreau (1919) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle poured to my 1/2 pint taster glass showing a clear, orangy gold color, a rather persistent, soft white, bubbles & cream head, and an etched-like design of lacing on the glass. The aroma was light grain & malt, slight hints of orangy citrus, floral, and pine, but all were over shadowed by some mineral and metallic scent. The flavor offered a pleasant, non-aggressive, equally resiny & citrusy, moderate hop bitterness, and soft malt. Light to medium bodied, decently carbonated, with some dryness to the finish. The flavor was more favorable than the nose, but the brew in general, was fairly sessionable.
headcase (1) - Somerset, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013 does not count
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
From tap. Lovely idea, always wanting to find cramflow ales in the US. Clear, dark and sweet, but lacking the obvious.....a cream head. Served with a tiny regular layer of bubbles that soon dissipated. Hoppy, a little...drinkable, for sure....but generally NOT what is says on the label. Disappointing.
TenMen (12) - Ames, Iowa, USA - JAN 4, 2013
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pretty, clear, fizzy golden cream ale with a head that disappears quickly. Aroma of light malt extract, oddly enough. Thin, kinda refreshing, with a slightly sour/bitter aftertaste. I detect almost no hop presence, despite the labeling; maybe there was one early addition for that hint of bitterness. Not bad for a standard cream ale, but not what I was hoping for.
ExpendableHero (709) - Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden brew with a thin, white head. Aromas of some grassy hops, and assorted plants. Tastes of biscuit, grassy/earthy hops, some floral notes, all nicely balanced by creamy malts. Mouth feel is indeed quite creamy, ends on a bittersweet hop note. Very easy to drink, interesting, and enjoyable.
backdaft (165) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a light gold in color with a thin white head. Mild floral hop aroma. Grainy in taste with a touch of hops. Smooth creamy mouthfeel for sure. No bitterness to speak of IMHO. A strang hybrid and the name does fit.
pumpmaster (1052) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample from bottle at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL from variety pack. Not bad.