hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2006 On tap @ the San Diego Strong Ale Fest Day 2. Poured a dark, hazy mahogany color with a small off white head. Sweet malts. Caramel and somewhat a little earthy. Not bad but didnít really stand out against the other beers Iíve been drinking at the fest (of course everything is relative when surrounded by so many 4+ rated beers!). 7 3 7 4 14
Rerate from 1 liter body. Increased the numbers...
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - DEC 6, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Enjoyed at Pizza Portís Strong Ale fest. Red hue. A pretty subtle beer compared to others at this fest, and extremely drinkable at 11%. Smooth and clean is right...and dare I say just a tad boring. Very good, just not for me.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 6, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted at the 2004 Pizza Port Strong Ale Fest. Red amber color. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is fruity and orange. A medium bodied ASA. Malts are orange and fruit. Somewhat sweet and fruity. Hops are slightly spicy. Nicely balanced. Smooth taste. Does have a lot of lager character. Hides the 11% alcohol very well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter