Beershine (5193) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Dullas airport. Clear amber-red with small white head and splotchy lacing. Nice sprucey hops in aroma. Nice crispness. Finishes clean. Is herbal, dry, and piney with a nice malt backbone. Balanced and drinkable.
egajdzis (5169) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a reddish amber color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, pine, caramel malts, toast, toffee, and a bit of nuts. Taste of grapefruit, citrus fruits, woody hops, pine, and light tobacco.
TheBeerGod (5006) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice brown with a puffy white head. Nose is malt with some hop character and a slightly metallic tinge. The tongue is full of malt and hops and leaves something on the tongue when finishing. Decent beer and worth trying but nothing spectacular.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2005
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Brewery: No scent. No dry finish. Brown color. Small diminishing head. Not dry enough. Not red. Creamy.
EithCubes (4575) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2007
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Above-avg strength citrus and resin aroma. Expecting oiliness. Amber pour with a wee little beige head that quickly faded into nothingness. Medium-light watery body with a mf somewhere between prickly and smooth. Mild and inconspicuous. Light rubbery bitterness, a touch of woodiness, and little else. Slightly grainy. Just not enough flavor for a potentially explosive style.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange blossom, grapefruit and pine hop nose with some bready, biscuity malts and a caramel/tffee character in the aroma. Dark, clear, copper coloured body topped by a fine-bubbled cover of off-white head. Biscuity, toasty malts with orange, floral, spicy, pine-like hop flavour and a touch of underlying caramel. Fair bitterness is never overwhelming. Medium body is fairly malty with a dry finish and moderate carbonation. Bottled on 2-Dec-04. Trade, Feb. 2005 - Thanks, hopscotch! Enjoyed with MartinT, Olivier_MTL and Rastacouere.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4472) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2006 I like to Oak Barrel Stout from this company but this was my first time trying anything else of theirs. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer pours a chestnut color with a small tan head. The aroma is nut, molasses and hops. The flavor is hoppy with your typical red ale sour malt and nut presence. Not bad.
jgb9348 (4439) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2003 This is a re-rating from a beer I had on Tap at Hero's in Manassas, Virginia. I bought this in a bottle from Whole Foods in Vienna, Virginia. The colour is a little odd, darker amber and a nice white head which leaves decent lacing behing on the glasss. The aroma is almost purely hops, but that is a very good thing! The taste is pretty balanced, although a bit vinegary--even from the bottle. Good hoppyness balanced with adequate maltiness combined with decent sweetness. A pretty good pale ale, the first time I had it, it wasn't good at all...but this time in the bottle, I'm pleasantly impressed. One to pick up if you are in Washington or Virginia!
Pailhead (4368) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Cookie and light hop aroma. Pours a transparent amber with a nice off-white head with good retention. Malty up front with a good amount of caramel. Finishes bitter and then the caramel sneaks back into the aftertaste. Well balanced APA.
CapFlu (4315) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Draught) Pours and orange-amber body with a thin, white head. Nose and cascade flavour. Tart, dry finish. Above average.