boFNjackson (4006) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2010 Tap @ Cigar City... Poured golden with a white head. Lots of cracker-biscuit malts. Much like a sessionable cream ale, it’s amazing that it’s in the 9% range because the alcohol seemed completely undetectable. Light, and tasty, if you’re into the cream ale tast.
steelcitybrew (430) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a murky orange. Fruit, grapefruit, a bit sour aroma. Taste is malty sweetness. Decent palate. A little warming ability. Overall a decent brew
Suttree (4867) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange, no head. Grainy, syrupy aroma. Sweet. Oh man, is it sweet. Very heavy, but in a good way. Caramel and toffee, some corn flavors, too. Tasty, but really heavy.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery on Saturday, February 27th, 2010. Pours orange to amber in color with a medium off white head. Complex doughy aroma, with floral oranges and honey water. Thick creamy body. Massive caramel sweetness, but the hop balance carries this across.
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Rattle N Hum. Hazy orange pour with a thick white head. The nose is lightly smokey and phenolic with a bit of peppery booziness. There is also a touch of soft spiciness. Light sweet cocoa and a bit of an unusual cattiness as well. A bit chewy. Kind of odd.
DocLock (7432) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Capone’s. Pours dark coppery straw color with 1-finger off-white head. Nose is hopcitrus, fruit, pine, malt. Complex flavor, with rock sugary malt, hopcitrus, funky yeasty esters. A great cream ale, and it strikes me that a cream ale seems appropriate for a Batch 69.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Capone’s. Lighter orange color, foamy head with some lace. Taste is very fruity, orangy, hard candy like with with floral and citrus hops and honey-biscuit malt.. Very good, american-hoppy beer, but it had a unique candy-like aftertaste that reminded me of a hand-full of fruit Chicklets right out of the package (before all the candy-coating was gone).
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on draft at Capone’s.
Pours a hazy golden amber/orange color with yellowish orange hues when held to a light source and a one finger off-white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadicchunks of lacing left behind.
Subtle citrus and piney hop aroma wth some zesty spice, lactic cream and crisp light fruit. There’s also a touch of alcohol sweetness in the nose.
Medium bodied with a nice balanced of dry and sweet citrus hops, zesty spice, malt backbone and alcohol warmth. Very hop forward with subtle dry pine bitterness but mostly sweet and citrusy. Nice caramel malt backbone with hnts of toffee provides decent balanced. Slightly dry finish with strong alcohol warmth.
Ibrew2or3 (6440) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler pours crystal clear copper with gold edges and thin off white head. The aroma is sweet with citrus candy and tangelo Kool-aid (if such a thing exists), some ripe plums, orange sherbet and some spicy hops. The taste is sweet with rich orange sherbet ice cream, some spicy hops, mild grainy malts, a touch of sweet corn kernels, growing citrus and pine hop bitterness. It ends with a lingering citrus sherbet ice cream sense, a bit of grains and quickly fading hop bitterness.
hopdog (8455) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a medium to deeper golden color with with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, floral, and pine. Tastes of citrus, some caramel, floral, and fruity.