dchmela (2480) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewery. Deep copper pour with an off white head. Huge citrus hop bomb of a nose with a touch of toffee. Resiny piney hops in the taste with a nice caramel backbone. Really tasty brew.
marcus (5605) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Hotel Modera, Portland. Pours cloudy reddish amber with a rich off-white head and a toffee aroma. There is a hearty malt flavor, an interesting hop profile and an eccentric yeast presence that produces a tingling sensation. It is slightly bitter, very dry and quite tasty.
Hophazard (193) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pungent, piney hops on the aroma. Slight tropical fruit. Hazy, caramel colored with no head. Strong, dang pitchy hops start, malt gentley slides in for the finish. Fair amount of bitterness. Medium light body. Tastes like an IPA as malt doesn’t stand up to the hops but still nice.
22415brewery (352) - redmond, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Nel Centro. Pours a pretty red amber in color. Aroma wafts of piney and berry...with a pronounced fruitiness. Well-balanced caramel flavors blend well with a touch of diacetyl and controlled fruity esthers. Sherry-like but in a good way.
CapFlu (4237) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 15, 2010
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Draught) Sampled at GCBF 2010 on September 11, 2010. Red mahogany in colour. Dissipated head. Good Irish malt in the nose with a high alcohol. Flavour is well off. Eggy. Tart raspberries and hoppy citrus. Very poor.
Lubiere (9029) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A reddish copper ale with a thick big bubbled off white head. In aroma, a rather nice herbaceous hops and caramel malt, and a bit of catnip. In mouth, a rich and malty ale with rich nice and smooth hops, floral and distinguished, rather British, quite good. On tap at Horse Brass Pub, Sept. 4 2010.
DuffMan (5772) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GCBF 2010. Hazy red-orange. Sweet, faintly rooty aroma. Flavours of ripe tropical fruits, caramel,vegetal undertones in the bitter finish.
jonas (5258) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy red. Grassy and pinelike hop notes, quite pronounced in the back of the throat. Dry mouthfeel. Medium to light body. Fresh
mcberko (4773) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at GCBF ’10, pours amber. Aroma and flavour of caramel malts upfront, with the hops kicking in later. Decent.
Nalu (216) - Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ Brouwers Cafe. Hazy amber pour, pink/tan head leaves a moderate lace. Grassy/kaya and flowery aroma, balanced towards hops but the sweet malt isn’t overwhelmed. Medium body with fine carbonation. Earthy towards the dry finish.