Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2005 Dark Orange. Subtle hop aroma of grapefruits, tang and oranges. Very approachable, juicy, fruity and well balanced hop profile in the mouth with notes of grapefruit, orange and other citrus fruits. The meek malt presence serves its purpose and balances well. Very creamy and quite good.
Bpdriver (1) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2004 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Find it an excellent blend. I’m suprised at all the 11 and 12’s, because this beer just feels right. Of course you can easily point out the strength in hops. Of course I wam from Oregon, so I’ll acept the criticism of being biased.
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
A rich bronze color with a honeycombed, white head. A nice citrusy, delicate aroma with some bubblegum and yeast fruit. Flavor is fruity and floral in its hops and combined with bubblegummy malt. This is very well-balanced between malt and hop though I do not care for the bubblegummy house character I get from Deschutes.
rkell (8) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 25, 2004 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very good tasting.. very refreshing amber ale. Have only had this wonderful ale a couple of times but everytime I go to Oregon I look for it.Seems to go very well with food too.
No real negatives... but if I had to find a negative I think I would prefer just a bit more flavor, but don’t get me wrong... this is a a very good tasting, very enjoyable beer!
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2008 Thanks to Indiana Red for this lovely brew. Pours golden and keeps a nice head for awhile. Very hoppy initially but more subdued toward the finish, like a Houston Oilers game from days of old. Very good stuff.
burcusabrews (106) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
amber red with a thin beige head. Nice dry hop nose, I would guess cascades. Candied berries on the front with clean finish. As it warms up a bit a nice bitterness appears. Good balance of malt with hops, but they still let the hops be a bit assertive.
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2004
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pour amber/orange, with small off-white creamy diminishing head. Body is hazy/cloudy with very fine particles. Aroma light nut, caramel, resin, sugar coated grapefruit, sweet doughnuts (raised), alcohol light, with some brown sugar and maple syrup overtones, melding all with fresh hops. Flavor, cut a grapefruit in half, pour a thin layer of sugar onto the revealed sections, put the grapefruit under the broiler for about 5 minutes and you have what this beer tastes like. The hoppy bitterness (which I enjoy so much) is just too subdued by the sweetness of this beer. My lips tingled like I was drinking overly sweet lemonade. Palate medium, went down oily, creamy, and sticky, carbonation lively and soft at the same time. Not my favorite type of APA, too sweet, watery finish, Nice Aroma though!!
rickgordon (3853) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, Stockholm Beer Festival.
Hazy amber. Fruity, toffee and citrus notes. Clean but a bit boring. Not much bitterness. A little dry.
obisbeer (568) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 7, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice light amber gold w/fine white head. Nice Piney hop nose with fresh fruit(peaches) and citrus. Med mouthfeel w/drying slight bitter finish. Creamy fruit, and soft hop flavors throughout. Very refreshing, and awesome beer.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tiny head, near violet in color. Aroma: loads of fruitiness: strawberry, melons, raspberry, very tasty. Finish is swift, though, and body is weak. I’m becoming bored very quickly. Hops don’t provide much spark on the palate, feels a little flat. Maybe it’s supposed to , but I feel a bit let down.
I did like Black Butte Porter, and Obsidian Stout, but this one did little for me.