popkow (287) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice amber hue and golden head for this well crafted brew. Oats, granola notes with a nice hop balance. Finishes on the floral side.
liquidhedonism (178) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Aroma: malty and boozy, with hints of caramel, bread, strawberry, and resin. Taste/Palate: sweet and creamy; finishes astringent and slightly tart.
julesjis (150) - Oregon, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle. Has a nice sweet front and a bit of a dank aftertaste. Hints of honey and bread.
wlajwl (4053) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is yeast, fruit cake and slightly perfumed. The flavor is oats, fruit, tropical fruit, mild/medium sweetness, a hint of dank hops and a mix of vanilla and mild spices in the finish.
mtdewa1 (350) - rome, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma of citrus, malts and hops. Taste is citrus up front, oats and honey on back end. Well balanced and smooth. Great beer.
Chalsk (1082) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On the First Day of Christmas 2014 the beer gods gave to me... An American Beauty, literally. Pours a copper orange color with an off white foam head. A very complex aroma for an IPA. Aroma of caramel, citrus and earthiness, with hints of honey and berry. The taste matches the name. It’s simply beautiful. It starts like a frothy, citrusy IPA before the fun begins. Then as you get hit with the hops, it opens up with honey and sweet berry notes, made more luscious and delicate by the body. This was one I was hoping they’d make a second run of as I missed the first. I am glad to not have missed out.
hfmejias (818) - Dover, Delaware, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml Bottle. Poured clear, copper, nice off white head that dissipated quickly, no head on the glass. Aroma of malts, caramel, some honey and some hoppy floral notes. Taste is sweet, malts, lots of honey, bitter towards the end. Great beer, quite enjoyable.
johnnnniee (2456) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared at the BFD Christmas Party, thanks to who ever brought it.
Earthy pine hops, lots of sweet malt with an overbearing honey flavor and sweetness. Nice to try but I wouldn’t seek it out again.
bennetporter (52) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a 1 oz sample at a tasting table. Smell is a sweet, vanilla with plenty of esters. Flavor is a robust sweet, caramel almond, with a nice floral balance and good alcohol. Mouthfeel is a big round with a full finish.
jflopsu (644) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours clear orange with thick tan head. Has a faint malt, grain, and sweet caramel aroma. A sweet taste of fruity malts, honey, and light citrus. A dry aftertaste. Very light body.
dmac (4208) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle fro Fischer Blvd. Poured a clear good looking honey brown with a smaller to average sized foamy off white head. Aroma is perfumey, alcohol, wet hops, sweetness, dry wood. Flavor of dry citrus rind, honey comb, wort, honey topped bread, floral hops. Good stuff.