kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Date: December 27, 2012
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: opaque ruasty red, frothy beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: funky floral aroma, dry malt
Flavor: dry caramel malt flavor, lots of earthyness keeps it dry, floral hops, just a touch of balancing sweetness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
troyc (2172) - Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Tap] Pours a light shade of amber with a white head on top. English style hops and sweet caramel in the aroma. Grainy malts, biscuit, toffee and grassy hop taste. Mild funk in the finish as well. Tasting notes from 2/2014.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, herbs, florals, and grass. Flavor of toasted grain, caramel, grapefruit, earthiness, and florals.
suprchunk (1952) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber colored pour. Big white head. Tons of lacing. A spicy malty aroma. Spicy, woody, malt flavor. Some hints of Brett sp. Pretty damn good.
SSSteve (3661) - - AUG 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. murky amber with a small head. dusty, tart, bretty aroma with crystal malt. light bodied and dry. its been inoculated with brett, so bootsy collins funky flavas dominate. think rayon vert with a healthy dose of mid range crystal malt. i like it. could also be listed under belgian ale.
EricTeusink (631) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Listed on the menu as an English Pale Ale. Given the lack of hop character, this seemed a more apropos categorization. Pours a slightly hazy dirty brown with light head. Scent is non-descript grain and slightly sweet. Taste matches scent. Light medium body with decent amount of carbonation. Draft - Argosy - Atlanta, GA
ChainGangGuy (4280) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle - $4.99 at Bullock’s Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia.
The little white box on the label where I would expect a bottle date is left blank.
Appearance: Pours a slightly hazed, amber-gold body with a tallish, lightly yellow head. Adequate lacework.
Smell: Spicy, sweetish, fruity, lightly earthy nose. Toasted onion rolls, cooked orchard fruits dosed with spices and sugars. A bit different.
Taste: Toasty pale malts, with touches of biscuit and bread crust. Moderate light brown sugar sweetness. Apricot and apple fruitiness. Spicy hops, lightly earthy, with some herbal tones with an edge of mint leaf. The toastiness, the brown sugar qualities never quite drop out, leaving a bittersweet, soft finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-level, gentle carbonation.
Overall: It’s good, albeit not your run-of-the-mill pale ale, so, I can see many people not quite digging it..
JHeath99 (483) - - JUL 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with decent white head. Aroma of yeast and malts. Taste of super yeast with slight malty hints.
Headbanger (2938) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle 6/18/13 (Binny’s Naperville)-42° in Lager Glas-Pours a hazy amber with a small white ring for a head. Aroma of malt, hops, and root beer. Taste of malt, root beer, light cocoa, and bitterness. This medium bodied brew is different but not sure because of the bottlint date(9/12) or the product.
drjay44 (2479) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
650.6 ml. bottle. Bottled 9/2012. Pours a thick well retained white head with hint of lacing, over a clear, amber (SRM 12) body.....nose is cereal, light cocoa, light pine, hints of toffee/caramel......taste is hints of toffee/caramel, light cocoa, cereal, finishing with a mild hop bitterness.....mouth feel light of medium, slight astringency, carbonation low with a light tingle. The hop back bone is understated for an APA and the malts a in moderate ascendancy. The result is more of an Amber than an APA. Given the bottling date, I wonder if the hops have already declined. BJCP 6/3/11/4/7
strongpieman (1387) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Cloudy dark amber with a foamy head. Strong floral aroma with a perfume taste and sweet. Just okay.