hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Poured a medium copper color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, floral, and buttery. Tastes of caramel, nutty, grainy and a light butteriness.
Drake (8550) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from Steve’s Mineral Point, Madison, WI. Pours a clear copper color with a medium sized tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of toffee, caramel and earthy notes. Some stone fruits also. The taste is bitter hops, earthy notes and toasted malts. Thin-medium bodied.
Dogbrick (8140) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught at Local Option. Reddish-amber pour with a medium off-white head that diminishes slowly to a film. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of caramel malt and hops. Light body with flavors of mild floral hops, butterscotch and malt. The finish is short and sweet with a caramel malt aftertaste. Pretty average overall.
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours deep copper with off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, hops. Tastes malgty, pretty rich, with a solid hop bite and a crisp finish.
crossovert (7389) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. I got a free glass with it.
It pours into my new Central Waters pint glass a very nice color. It is a clear reddish amber that has a nice foamy slightly off-white head that recedes to some very nice lacing.
The smell is of caramel, toasted grain, and a hint of hops. Subtle, but nice.
The flavor is better than expected. I usually dislike red ales because they are mind-numbingly boring. This one is still pretty pedestrian but it is pretty tasty for a red ale. It is bready and toasty with a hint of metallic flavor, caramel sweetness, and a surprising bit of hops. The hops don’t really bring much flavor just a very blunt, medium bitterness.
Central Waters makes something out of nothing.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 02-15-2011 05:22:49
Ughsmash (7135) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a clear medium orange with a light layer of beige head... had some nice lacing as this went down. Nose picked up smooth caramel, earth, toasty grains, bread, and pine... became rather sticky and a little remniscent of pine resin as it wamed up. Lighter-bodied. Smooth through the mouth with bitterness around the tongue and a rather sticky finish. Flavors of toasted earth, caramel, and some floral hoppage. Nothing extraordinary about this one, but it was smooth, tasty, and very easy-drinking.
Ibrew2or3 (6890) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear copper with thin white head. The aroma is mildly malty sweet with a touch of earthiness and spicy hops. The taste starts with a mild roasted malt astringent note and hop bite then very quickly becomes more rich with malt sweetness and some pretty solid nuttiness. It ends some lingering earthy to spicy hop notes and some refreshing dryness.
rosenbergh (6827) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 fl oz bottle. (Friar Tuck) Springfield, IL.
Clear amber colour with a big creamy off-white head.
Floral hops, mild bitterness, sweet malt and nutty dryness in the aroma.
The flavour is moderate bitterness, dry hops, dry nuttiness and darkish maltiness. Balanced but rather boring Amber Ale.
sebletitje (6680) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cheers to Mike for sharing this one.
Pours copper with beige head.
Aroma and flavor, wheat, caramel malts, thick grainy palate, bready and malty resembling cookie dough with some light notes of hops.
phaleslu (6509) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Greenbush Bar. Pours a dark amber-brown color with reddish tints and a fairly thin off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts, floral hops, biscuit, and a faint bit of citrus. Flavor follows suit mostly, with notes of caramel malts early and then floral hops, nuts, citrus, toast, and sugar. Sweet and malty. Light-bodied, with average carbonation and a sweet finish. Simple and sessionable.