BeerandBlues2 (9765) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle gifted by Ratman. Pours lightly hazy dark orange/copper with an average, fizzy/frothy white head, medium retention with fair lacing. Aroma is light cereal, straw, and biscuit malt with heavy earthy, floral, and citrus hops and a light fruity ester nose. Flavor is moderately bitter with herbal and earthy hops and some light malt to balance; light fruity esters are present with a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation. Happy IPA day to me!
Ratman197 (9951) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of Emmasdad (thanks Dan) poured a hazy amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of biscuit earthiness, light pine and light grapefruit zest. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, grapefruit zest and a hint of pine with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.
Ungstrup (29474) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, spices, and hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, cloves, and malt, leading to a dry and bitter finish.
ben4321 (4019) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 6/1/11
Aroma: The nose has some orange, grapefruit, and caramel notes to it
Appearance: Pours a caramel-brown color with a lasting beige head, good lacing
Flavor: The taste is reasonably sweet up-front with a nice bitter hop finish to it
Palate: Medium (plus) body, a creamy mouthfeel thatís a touch metalic, and a long lasting, dry finish
Iím finally "enjoying" my first beer from Arkansas, and since Iím going to be spending entirely too much time in Little Rock in the near future, this surely wonít be my last. My second beer of June also happens to be my 2nd new state rating of the month. Thatís some top quality state ticking! As for this beer in particular, it was pretty solid. It leans toward the sweet side, and is something Iíd drink again. Better then I expected (for Arkansas!).
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thanks to spycow for sharing this bottle. Served in a Cantillon tulip.
Pours a moderate golden-orange color with a single-finger of head with pretty good retention and a light cap on top throughout. The nose is quite strange and reminds me a bit of Corn Pops. Other than that, thereís some light caramel alongside a tiny hint of floral and herbal hops. Quite bready and yeasty underneath. This bready character totally dominates the flavor, and not in a pleasant way. Feel is medium without much bitterness. An odd beer that I did not particularly enjoy.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-30-2010
Mora2000 (5780) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Shared by someone at bu11zeyeís Super Bowl tasting. Sorry I donít remember who shared it.
The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the toffee and bready malt with some orange and grass notes coming in from the hops. The flavor is similar. I get some grassy and orange citrus hops, as well as some bread from the malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from Ed Roberts. Thanks man! Hazy amber color with a small bubbly head. Aroma has a good bit of hops in there but thatís about it. Flavor has a hop presence with a minimal malt backing. Slight citrus notes come through but nothing too big. A good beer for this style.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at the brewery pours gold with a medium white head. Aroma is pine, dank hops. Flavor is toast, nutty character like almonds with a strong hop presence in the finish with pine and cascade. Finishes with a little bit of metallic astringency.
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Huge thanks to Chris for the elusive Arkansas tick...Medium orange pour, light tope head that is ok...A very malty aroma, tons of caramel, only the lightest bit of hops. Average, but too much alcohol...The taste is not good at all, caramel malt dominates this, hardly any hops, weird taste and feel.
Not as bad as I expected, but not good by any means. Below average IPA.
Strykzone (5004) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
ESBLS tasting. A hazy copper beer that has almost no head. Caramel nose. Grapefruit hops effect in the front of the sip but that soon smoothed out with caramel and pine. Not overwhelming at all but well balanced. Quite pleasant and enjoyable.