argo0 (11453) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 6, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(12oz bottle) Clear amber body topped by small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, floral. Taste is mild sweet, rarthy, floral, light fruity. Light-medium body, light acidity.
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap-pours an offwhite head and copper color. Aroma is floral/resin hops and medium malt-caramel. Taste follows. Good session PA.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
gusher, frothy beige head, clear amber, sweet carmel aroma with nice floral hops, dry carmel malt flavor, lots of hop flavor and bitterness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 1/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Tmoney99 (10596) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at brewpub. Deep amber color with an average white head that lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate hoppy citrus aroma. Medium body. Good hoppy citrus flavor with a solid dry bitter finish. Good drinkable brew.
BeerandBlues2 (9607) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 11, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from OhioDad. Pours clean mahagony with a small rocky off-white film and spotty lacing. Fragrant floral hop and pine aroma, resiny with a medium roasted caramel malt (cookie) and citrus rind nose. Heavy bitter and acidic floral hop resin and rind spicy flavor that goes dry with a caramel malt body. Medium bodied and dry palate.
hopscotch (9120) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2008 Bottle... Lightly hazed amber ale with a mid-sized, fizzy, off-white head. Doughy, citrusy aroma with notes of whole grain bread, lime and grapefruit. Well-rounded flavor. Malty, but lightly bitter with honey and grapefruit rind. Medium-bodied and creamy with lively carbonation. Finishes malty, but not sweet. Thanks go out to OhioDad for the bottle!
hopdog (8886) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle acquired in trade with OhioDad (thanks!). This one poured all head (7 finger head vs. 1 finger of beer). When the head finally died down, poured a medium and lightly hazy brownish/amber color with the huge off white head. Small floaters. Aromas of light grapefruit, flowers and with some caramel. Tastes of oranges, grapefruit, and caramel. Lightly bitter with a light sweet balance.
Sammy (8582) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Decent bitterness for 28 IBU, and hop aroma. Yellow and a little head.
Drake (8505) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Columbus/Dublin. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of big floral and citrus hops with some spiciness. The taste is citrus and spicy hop notes, caramel malts and a tart finish. Medium bodied. Decent, but a little off balance.
Dogbrick (8035) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2004 Firkin version at Barley's 2nd Annual Mini RAF (03/27/04): With a slightly altered recipe, this is the first time a CBC beer has been available on firkin. Pours a lightly hazy dark amber color with a somewhat foamy light beige head. Thin and sticky lacing. The aroma is subdued hops. Medium-bodied and very smooth, you would hardly know this is the same beer as the bottled version. Earthy flavor with hops in the background, along with some malt and fruit. The finish is long and is a mixture of fruit and alcohol. Very unique overall.
02/06/02 (3.7): Autumny orangish-red color and great flavor. How have I lived so close to this beer for so long and had it so rarely! Right up there with any Pale Ale I have had. Micro-brewing at its finest.