Arayaga2 (1706) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber with a bit of white head. Mild citrus aroma. Taste is the same with a bit if astringent roast. Very drinkable. $5/pint
DocLock (7182) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Caponeís. Pours clear deep caramel colored with edges approaching ruby. The head is 3-fingers, creamy, well-retained, and eggshell, and the lace is copious. Nose is resiny hops, caramel malt, some winey fruitiness. The aroma is reminiscent of a maibock. Tastes crisp, with caramel malt and a solid hop resin in front, some mid fruit and spice at mid-palate, and more IBUs emerging as it warms. Palate heft and complexity are medium. Solid.
BrewBoxer (1523) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not tjhat great.kinda blah. On tap. Lighjt res color. Tyasytes like a watered down killians
manuchampions (1219) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a medium brown, not the reddish tone I would have expected. Thin off white head. Aroma has some piney hops, caramel malt. Taste has a good hop start with reasonable malt backing. Some nuttiness there, mild apple. Decent bitter finish. A fairly straight ahead APA.
BeefPocoroba (49) - Oregon, USA - APR 22, 2011
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This beer is really not good at all. Bitter aftertaste, missing something...flavor. This is what happens when Seattle beers come to Portland and try to run with the Big Dogs, they lay a big dog turd.
Ratman197 (8465) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber poured a hazy amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness and light grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, light citrus and light earthiness with a crisp dry lightly bitter finish.
Atom (1117) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle pours a cloudy orange/amber with a small beige head. Aroma is floral, citrus, malts, yeast, and caramel. There is a really nice rounded sweetness here from caramel flavors, slight citrus, with more prominent malt, bread, and yeast. Very enjoyable and drinkable.
onceblind (3189) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours out a clear light amber/copper, with a nice fluffy head that left quite a bit of lace. Odor is delightfully grainy and caramelly, with very light grassy hop notes and some toast. Flavor is a bit bland though. Great creamy mouthfeel, but the flavor present is a little light and not very complex. Toast, caramel, cereal grains, some green tea (?), with very light hop bitterness at the end. Not complex, not too great. A fine fine beer, donít get me wrong. I think I just expected a lot more out of it.
RSRIZZO (1836) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle poured into a Shaker at 56į. Color is a pale gold with good carbonation and a small tight white head. Aroma of malt and light hop scent with a little white pepper. Lighter medium body with a smooth mouth feel. Flavor is a mellow malt flavor then some hop spice and light bitterness. After taste is kind of dry letting the malt fade and the hops linger. Its makes for a nice little American Pale Ale (as its listed here), but the label says its a red which its not in anyway.
Headbanger (2728) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle 3/23/11 (Veteran Liquor) 56į in Lager Glass-Pours a light golden amber with a huge white head. Aroma of malt and hops. Taste of the same with some sweetness. This medium bodied brew is not bad but I was expecting an amber according to Elysian website but it almost does fit an APA. You would think the brewer should know.