TheAlum (5100) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2012 Pour on tap at the Reserve Tasting at the brewery (Glendale, WI). Pours a murky brownish amber pour, some amber glow on the edges, well hazed brownish middle. A frothy offwhite head sits around as a firm layer, sits around and laces well as a sturdy film. Aromas are sweet caramel and biscuity malts, touches of rye and a more American spin on hops, lemons and grass, just a touch of grapefruit. As it warms a touch more, more grapefruit, firm and zesty. Initial is mellow, lighter end of medium bodied, a bit deadened up front, waft of bitterness, middle is mellow sweetness, gentle grassy and floral hops, a kiss of citrusy lemon and grapefruit. Finish brings a decent to average bitterness back into the fold, giving a bit of a comeback, a touch of sticky crisp sweetness. Biscuits, toast. Itís quite drinkable, a bit low on hops into the finish. Itís doable. A bit underbodied, a touch low on hops. But I think itís better than most other "hoppy" beers Iíve had from the Sprecher guys.. And an interesting concept that they started the label to make some more "trendy" styled beers.
Melanie (57) - - MAR 7, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice aroma with a decent head. This beer has beautiful lacing. I am not thrilled with the flavor as I don't really taste much of a hops presence .
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Dogbrick (7090) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Ale Wine & Spirits in Powell on 02/23/2012. This beer is a slightly hazy yellow-amber color with a medium fizzy white head that burns away steadily to a film. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, malt and a bit of spice. Light body with flavors of floral hops, sweet malt and a touch of spice. The finish is mildly hoppy with a short earthy aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.
milewide (1363) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very flavorful brew for 5.73% ABV. Cloudy amber color with medium head. Hop bitterness dominates both aroma and taste. Modest head.
boozedude (1583) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good stuff... Slight pine scent..pours dark orange with small white head...good hopps and nice bitter aftertaste that lasts
uoffgator (45) - Miami, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Beautiful head with an evident chill haze after pour. Very hopy with a surprisingly evident citrus bite. Aftertaste resonates of watered down and somewhat astringent taste.
hombrepalo (1744) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tat at Elwoods Linclowood. Seemed old as the hops seemed to be dead. Pours a clear rusty amber with a medium sized off white head. Aroma of tangy malt, hops and lemon tea. Taste is much the same as the aroma with a spice
Rustyham (1707) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale amber, cloudy hazy. Big head. Clean earthy hop aroma. Flavor is a smooth earthy English ipa, slight hop bite in the aftertaste.
Lubiere (9303) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazed amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, a nice smooth rye bread with floral hops, very nicely done. In mouth, a smooth nutty malt with piney hops, menthol notes, oily, nice and smooth. Bottle at Istmus Beer and Cheese Fest, Jan 21 2012.
Garito793 (240) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark amber with a sizable and lingering head. Very very hoppy with floral.