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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
This amazing unfiltered Autumn brew falls somewhere between Cricket Hill’s popular "American Ale" and their equally-popular "Hopnotic IPA" but takes on a taste all it’s own. A fantastic Ale that one must seek on the journey of microbrew obsession.

conway's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
conway (2164) - - SEP 29, 2013
Draft. Dark copper with little head. Aroma is quite hoppy. Taste has lots of fruity hops and autumnal spices. Spicy kick on the finish. Nice crisp palate. Could be decent but a little unbalanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
keepersj12 (2985) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2015
Much happier than expected which was nice. Kind of like a pale ale with a very smooth feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5305) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2015
So neither of the two bottles I have in front of me are new; I bought them at the same place, from the same shelf, last week, and they heave different labels; one lists at 6.5% abv (green cricket, bg is alternating lines) and the other doesn’t say (white cricket, plant/nature swirls bg), and neither has a date (but they have the same name and bar code). So, bad move by the store? Or shared blame? Anyway, great way to side-by-side, each from a glassware twin. White cricket is faintly of caramel and heavy in hops right out of the bottle, PNW grapefruit, classic early-2000s; green cricket similar but bigger with far heavier caramel and pinier/woodier hops. Pours are very similar: clear copper, white cricket is a shade duller with smaller bubble, green cricket extra-clear with larger bubbles, both with dense and soapy beige heads. White cricket oily in the mouth and a touch watery in the finish, medium body and a touch flattish, crackery finish with a little dough, spicy woody hops; green cricket turns up the cracker and dough but reduces the wood and spice while adding a bit more obvious alcohol. Mouthfeel a bit flatter/more rubbery in green cricket but it’s minimal; both are more brown ale/APA hybrids than bitters.

I’m amused, they’re close enough that I can’t tell if they’re from the same batch and one just got an old label to use up that stock, or if they’re a year apart and the recipe allows for extremely graceful aging; green cricket is just a shade fresher, but really the differences are quite minimal! Regardless, won’t be buying again, as I don’t really dig the product, but there’s a compliment to be given for quality control.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ectuohy27 (795) - ESTONIA - DEC 30, 2014
High abv (complete with burn) version of an English bitter, distinguished also by West Coast-style hops. Not my thing but not badly done

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
N3lson1 (633) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Drank from a twelve ounce bottle given to me by a friend, thank you Danny. Very hoppy aromas. Decent taste. Was expecting more from Cricket Hill.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (5501) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear light copper body with a large frothy off-white head that retained well. The nose is the nose is pretty nice, smells fairly dry with some toasty malt and a light citrusy hops. The flavor is a bit sweet up front, but dries out towards the finish. Clean light floral hoppiness that balances the malt pretty well. Pretty easy drinking beer, not the most exciting, but solid for an ESB.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pineypower (2833) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Bottle from Dmac. Thanks dude. Pours out a cloudy orange color with a big off white head. Aroma is some citrus and grassy hops, cereal grains, and some bread. Taste is smooth and clean, light citrus hops, cereal, bread, dough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
burg326 (4931) - Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Poured an amber is brown color with aromas of toffee, light hops and some light yeast. Flavors are the same light spice thrown in as well decent beer overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (4045) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Bottle thanks to jcwattsrugger: Poured a caramel brown with off white head. Aroma is hoppy and toffee malt. Taste is super hoppy forward with malt and dry spice finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2013
9/2/2010. From bottle. Light amber color with a white head. Hoppy aromas with caramel, spices and light malt. Floral hops throughout and really a very nice ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (4550) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 20, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Thanks Dave! Pours a somewhat cloudy amber with a decent biege head. Aroma of malt, citrus, and grass. Taste is caramel malt, grapefruit, grain, grass, and florals. Pretty good.

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