gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, courtesy jcwattsrugger. Pours a copper color, with a fizzy white head and wet lacing. Nose of hops, dry wheat, some rye qualities. Bitter. Dry balanced flavors, with some healthy bitterness in the finish. Good representation of the style, tasty, balanced and very drinkable.
adrian910ss (2361) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at GL ? Pours a hazy dark gold with a medium sized creamy beige head. Aroma of bitter hops and light grapefruit. Taste is hoppy bitter with hints of grapefruit. A bit on the watery side.
Underhook (162) - Lincoln Park, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours fairly light amber. Good head and solid lacing. Smells of a little malt, fruit, weak. Nothing about this beer impressed me until I sipped it. Excellently balanced taste. Cricket Hill continues to impress me for a small local brewery. Lots of citrus notes there, some lemon and grapefruit topped with a hop punch akin to that of an IPA. I would actually almost consider this an IPA. Finishes hoppy/bitter. Smooth palate with a light, ticklish carbonation. Unlike other tasters, I didn’t find this beer to be bland at all -- very complex and shocking. Very surprising brew, thumbs up.
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a regular white head. Nose is sweet, fruity and malty. I honestly wasn’t expecting much following the other reviews, but I was pleasently suprised, The brew was carmelized peaches with a malty undertone. Very smooth. The mouthfell was thin but the flavors were quite enjoyable. Might go here again, but the price is prohibitive at $4 for a 12 oz. bottle.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - SEP 22, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of decaturstevo. Poured amber with an off-white head. Sweet caramel aroma with a touch of a hop background. The flavor finds some sweet honey and caramel with some grainy undertones. Light body, hint of bitter in the ending.
ross (2090) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Steveo, thanks. Label says cask ale. Orange colored pour with a white head on it. Sweet caramel smell, not much else. Light body, thin mouthfeel, a little bit of hops exist - light carbonation. Not alot to say about this one. Kind of bland.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 20, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled under cask ale label. Pouirs amber with a off white head. Aroma of toffee, cookie, and citrus. Light to medium bodied, watery british mouthfeel. Flavor of toffee and wet grains, with a very faint bitterness. Diacetyl finish.
Butters (3789) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Labeled as "cask ale". Pours a clear orange hued yellow with almost no head. Picking up some alcohol and grass in the nose. Faint hop bitterness. Finish is a little hot. Not a big fan
Sigmund (5179) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2008 Cask at the GBBF 2008, gravity dispense. ABV was 5.5%. Golden brown colour, no head. Fruity mild aroma and flavour, notes of blackcurrant and raspberry leaves. Low bitterness.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - GBBF 2008. A copper coloured beer with some whitish bubbles for a head. This is a nicely hoppy beer with citrus and pine notes. Just a touch of woodiness sets it apart from being an APA. I liked this a lot.