hotstuff (4092) - Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated on 7-24-2010 - This draft beer pours a small tan head with a lengthy retention, transparent orange body, very little carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is malty and citrus hops. The taste is moderately bitter, malty and citrus hops. The palate is tingly and this beer is medium bodied. This beer is very quaffable, worth trying and not overly hoppy tasting for the style.
artmcd8 (1612) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a murky reddish orange color with a whiteish head. Aroma of grape and apple skins. Taste was sweet with a slight bitter bite. Not sure if it wasn’t fresh or just not good.
rumproasts (2879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap. Golden with small head. Simcoe based pale ale. Slightly sweet with some fruitiness. Good but not great.
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
This draft brew from the brewery during rbsg #41 rating party poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a softly carbonated opaque copper brown colored body and a good lacing. The weak aroma was malt hop. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The nice flavor contained notes of mild hops. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.
VertBaconStrips (2081) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At the brewery during RBSG 2010. Hazy red with a puffy lid. The aroma is a bit different but it is super fresh with sweet fruits and citrus, red apple skin, some tropical things as well and caramel. Great fruity aroma, light pine and very good malts - mainly caramel. Sweet malts, grapefruit. The bitterness is surprisingly light. Very yummy brew. Chewy.
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale amber pour. Fresh and lightly malty with a lot of softly tropical American hops. Well-balanced wtih a bit of lingering hop bitterness. A softly caramelly sweetness on the back. Pretty solid APA.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bit dark for a pale ale, but it wasn’t overboard on the crystal malt/caramel, so I found it rather enjoyable, nicely attenuated as well. Solid all around.
zdk (1809) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Dark Horse for RBSG’10 - peachy, apple and fruity, caramel malts. orange, some piney hops. finishes bitter but not dry. decent.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at MIBG Summer festival during RBSG 10. Pours a deep amber with off white head. Quite clear. Nose is pretty subdued. I get some iced tea, florals and caramel. Not a lot going on. On taste, more of the caramel and a pleasant and soft bitterness. More of the floral notes, though mostly the crystal malt coming through. Meh.
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber with small head. Faint caramel aroma and hints of maple. Flavor is super sweet, with biscuit, alcohol and bitter florals.