Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The name appeals to me. Letís see if the beer does. Pouri8ng a clear amber body, itís topped by a modest bubble filled head. The nose has a floral and citrus scent covering a light caramel sweetness. (The head dissolved into a film as I made that observation.) The flavor has a malt forward sweetness followed by citrus and zest hop tastes. It never really gets very bitter. The name appeals to me.
Oregoncritter (12) - Oregon, USA - NOV 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From 12 oz bottle. Really nice ale. Pours a beautiful amber copper color. Iím not a huge IBU guy, so maybe that explains why I like this so much. Nice creamy tight bubble head, crisp, clean and easy drinking. Sweet hoppy taste without bitterness.
Concealer (889) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear golden copper with a thin, foamy, amber head that lasts and laces. Aromas of caramel, pine, grapefruit, and light biscuit. Flavor is pine, grapefruit, biscuit, caramel, and light damp grass notes. Medium bodied, crisp with a bitter and dry end.
madchemist83 (132) - USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of candy and caramel. Almost malty like aroma. Reminds me of English ipa. Itís a trip .. alright .. just not the hop one
fiveacestx (709) - Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - I was highly impressed with the deep orange pour, nice head and good lacing. Has a faint orange hop aroma and a dry hop taste. Thin mouthfeel. Good beer.
Nsanders (656) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Happy Gnome. Orange with a sticky white head. Banana bread, fruity hops, and juicy fruit gum. Flavor has a moderate sweetness with a dry finish. Body is medium with a foamy feel.
EtTuCthulhu (1281) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - NOV 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is a clear orange color with a medium white head. The aroma blends piney, citrus, and resin hops with a subtle toasted maltiness; the taste is mildly bitter, slightly sour, and slightly sweet, and the aftertaste has a citrusy (grapefruit) flavor. The palate fuses a soft carbonation with a bite, medium-light body, and an initially slick texture that turns sticky with the carbonationís bite.
Bulk_Carrier (2499) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Best by date of 12/29/14 stamped in the bottom left side of the bottle.
The appearance was a nice looking hazy to transparent amber color with a nice one finger white to off white foamy head that gets nice and rocky as it dissipated.
The smell had a sweet deep caramel malts up front reminiscent of an English Pale Ale without the soapiness normally associated with English Pales. Light citrus hops try to balance but mainly stay in the background.
The taste followed the nose to a sweet touch coming across in a sweet sticky caramel flavor. Thereís a light sweet caramel aftertaste and a sticky finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Moderate sticky sweet caramel balances across the tongue.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good English Pale Ale that would be great with fish ní chips but I canít really see it as an American Pale Ale. Iíd still have it again.
hop__head (24) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel color, earthy, citrus, light malted cereal taste. Palate smooth, finish a little watery. Very nice for this style!
Braudog (5962) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Sturdy bronze color. Firm pillow top. Good flourish of earthy but fruity hops. Solid underbelly. (#5860, 11/16/2014)