jmulv (336) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taste is pretty par for the course for a pale ale. Good hop presence and well-balanced with the malts. Finishes relatively crisp and smooth. Very drinkable and solid pale ale.
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer pours light brown and clear with a foamy off white head that fades fairly quickly. The aroma starts out with a lot of malt, grainy with some caramel and a bit of earthy hops. It is light to medium bodied with a lot of malt flavor for a pale ale, although it is only 5.5% abv. A bit of toasted malt and some light fruit come out on the palate. More earthy, spicy hops on the finish, along with a faint bitterness.
deyholla (9635) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear orange with a slight gold hue with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of citrus and grapefruit with a backing sweet grain and biscuit. Flavor is a bit more thin and has a lot less hop profile with some sweet grains and a hint of grapefruit coming out in the finish.
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Murky body with hues of orange and medium brown. Appetizing fruit salad aroma dominated by melon and pink grapefruit. Excellent gritty/chalky mouthfeel. Generous doses of hops and rich malt with a flavour profile very similar to that of the aroma. Quality stuff.
bhensonb (13516) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Half Time. Pours amber with a transient foamy off-white head. Light slightly roast caramel aroma. Near med body. Flavor is mostly light roast caramel, but it is astringent. Not all that bitter though. Just a light touch of fruity hop. Course astringent and bitter confuse me a little. Definitely dry finish. Other than the mouth shrinking thereís not a lot to write home about. Drinks well tho.
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass. No other information is available on the label.
Appearance: The body has a slightly hazy look with a good amber color and a creamy off white head. The two finger head slowly settles as I drink and makes some spotty lacing on the glass.
Smell: It has a nice blend of bready maltiness with a pleasant butterfinger like caramel/toffee sweetness and citrus/grassy hops.
Taste/Palate: It starts with a good base of bready malt and very light toasted grain. This is balanced buy mildly bitter hops that add a touch of citrus and grassy flavor to the overall character. It finishes with a mild bitter fade on a smooth yet well carbonated medium body.
Notes: Itís good in the bottle but much better and with a brighter hop character on tap.
williamstome (1618) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 15, 2010
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours orange-red with large head that quickly recedes. Aroma is citrus hops and an odd maltiness thatís very off-putting. Taste is bitter hops and a super strange malt again. Or maybe itís a yeast thing. Iím not sure but it was STRANGE. Palate is severe carbonation and a sedementary chewiness. Maybe I got a bad batch.
tgncc (3073) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Shared growler. Aroma is diacetyl, caramel malt. The flavor is similar, butter, caramel, with a strange metal taste. Appearance is amber, white head. Metal, earthy hops on finish. Ok
NJJereme (377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pitcher at a bar/restaurant in Cooperstown. Pours an amber color with a small off white head. A decent balance b/w the malts and hops. A slight carmalized flavor. Medium bodied. Finished easy enough. Good enough for predrinking festivities before entering theHall.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Old Slugger is a hazy, very lively amber ale with a huge, rocky, off white head that has outstanding retention and lacing. Thereís not much aroma. I get a slight whiff of leafy hop pellets and caramelly sweetness. Itís light bodied and bubbly. The finish is dry and pretty clean. Thereís not much flavor-- a light toastiness and a light spicy bitterness at the finish. Itís very light drinking; not too interesting but quite refreshing. Itís a quaffer... or a slugger.