Maverick34 (2915) - New York, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Canned. Orangey brown pour white head. Hints of cirus, resin and kind if creamy. Pretty nice PA.
ilovedarkbeer (2699) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep reddish amber color with a foamy off white head. Note of caramel, toasted bread, orange citrus and clover. Nice full mouthfeel.
NikkTwist (2614) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Draft at Moriartys. Cloudy medium copper pour with slim fizzy/foamy white head. Lots of acetic notes off the top. Mild toasted grain flavors. Nail polish remover. Band-Aid. Plastic pumpernickel. Notes are so horrible I must have a bad batch.
Stuu666 (9989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can at Craig’s. Pours dark golden, nose is pine, caramel, taste is similar, juicy fruit.
bursprak (2300) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from nimbleprop as a part of Summer Secret Santa 2014, thanks man! About 4 months old I think. Bronze pour with a eggshell head. Nose has loads of hops, grapes, cereal and peaches. Taste is fairly bitter upfront with loads of grapefruit and peaches.
BrettTaylor (735) - Radford, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from can. Pours a coppery color with 1 finger off-white head. Aroma is pine/resin with some malty sweetness. Taste follows suit, with initial bitterness which fades out. I get a little metallic note near finish.
BREWMUSKCLES (2538) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
murky burnt orange brew full of flavors like burnt sugar,broomstraw and grapefruit. fuller mouthfeel with white head the beer is slick and muky feeling. good stuff.
Nephilium (1660) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice piney hop aroma, pours a medium amber with a slight haze, and a very thin white head. Caramel malt flavors start out, with medium body, and a sharp hop bite to finish. Very easy drinking, and a very good APA.
JBPortland (1477) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can pours dark ruby red with 2 finger head. Nose is sweet malty fruit amd medicinal cherry. Taste is slick malty sweetness with medicinal fruit, caramel, syrup. Finiah is vegetal bitterness, sweet malt, fruit.
Roser (44) - Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A- cloudy, amber, copper hue. Bone white head/foam, disappears pretty quick, but leaves a nice lace.
Smell- caramel, sugar, malt. The nose suggests a heavier taste is to follow, but that is not the case.
Taste- bitter right out of the gate, moved to some sour notes in the middle, then finished with more of the bitterness on the back end. Had trouble defining the favors that stood out, other than an overwhelming malt backbone with some citrus lurking.
Mouthfeel- medium, unassuming.
Overall- good/very good. I’m a big fan of this beer. Might come as a little bit of a surprise, given the less than stellar review. It’s the kind of beer I could easily see someone else snubbing completely, but that’s the beauty of adhering to the bottom line: it’s a good beer if it tastes good to you. Drink it if you can, as it’s a local offering here in the DC/VA/MD metro area.