Heathen (1470) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
THOUGHTS: Nice crisp beer. Lots of malt nicely balanced by the hops. Dark copper like a dirty penny Not really the best style for winter. It was more transitional to me. Like Summer into Fall or Winter into Spring.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a slightly hazy, dark copper with an average, creamy, off-white head that mostly diminished and left excellent lacing. The aroma had moderate caramel, biscuit, toasted and nutty malts; light floral, perfumy and spicy hops; and some fruitiness. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and bitter; while the finish was heavily sweet and moderately bitter with an average duration. There was toasted malts, hints of caramel, sharp herbal and earthy hops, floral and perfumy hops, a little biscuit, a little fruit, and yeast bread. The medium body was sort of creamy then dry with very tingly carbonation and a metallic finish.
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ the Brewery, Delmar De-Dark copper color w/a moderate off white head. Floral hop aroma. Has a bit of a hop bite on the front end. Has some malt flavor to back it up. Solid, a little more hop bite than I prefer in a Winter Ale, but solid. Long hop finish
jrodooo5 (1034) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The pour is copper with a thin tan head that leaves some nice lacing. The aroma is dominated by hops. The flavor is pretty bland to start and then finishes with a ton of dry hops. This beer is not well balanced at all and not all that approachable. The "toasty malt profile" is nowhere to be found. Not very good!
radio_nowhere (875) - Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle into Altbier’ish glass, hazy brown’ish amber color with very light tan head. Aroma of bready malt, caramel, light chocolate, herbal and some fruity yeast. Taste adds notes of brown sugar, milk chocolate, toast, a nuttiness and earthy hop bitterness. Medium body, low carbonation, sticky with sweet bitter finish. Very tasty altbier.
hfmejias (745) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Out of the bottle poured a hazy dark brown color, malty and sort of Piney aroma. Taste is nice lots of hops, with a citrus touch/aftertaste...
GermanBrews76 (679) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Beautiful radiant golden copper color and dense creamy head. Not anything I’d go after again, but not entirely displeasing either. Warm herbal/spicy nose, earthy hop tones and a well toasted grain character. Not as well balanced as the description asserts an a bit watery. Safe to say that this is a C student.
Bricks (606) - Delaware, USA - DEC 1, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice honey brown appearance. A bit flat. Very smooth, citrusy, aftertaste of bitter orange peel. Overall subdued, not bad.
Scubatrip (596) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the bottle, pours a hazy brownish red with a thin white head and nice lacing. Thick earthy malty aroma. Taste wants to be thick but feels more carbonated than it actually is. Earthy malty, brown sugar and molasses, an attempt at sweetness that fails to really catch on, ending with a mild bitterness of earthy hops. Almost a refreshing beer while ice cold. I give this an "ok".
HeadyDE (507) - Delaware, USA - DEC 29, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft offering..coppery color..aroma and nose are faint to say the least..fairly non descript.filmy head stays a bit..spicy finish but not in a good sense..a bit much..hard to believe that a really solid brewery like evo puts out some really good beers and a few duds..not very impressed with their sprung or this at all...
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Bert for sending this awesome bottle from Maryland. I loved this. It’s everything an IPA is without all the oil. I’m new to the style but here goes. Pours a cloudy copper amber with a decent head that fell fast to a thin film on top and a small ring. Good lace. Nose is heavenly with malt. It’s bread, it’s caramel, it’s deep and round with a sweetness that takes a backseat in the nicest way. The hops are herbal and pungent, earthy and offer just a hint of lemon. Dark fruits whisper from the nose as it warms but they never fully evince and it’s restrained. The taste is toast and breaddy malt with a nice fullness from the understated sweetness. The hops are bitter on the tip of the tongue but it’s like they hold it back until the finish and then they realize a full bitter without a lot of oil and without a lot of resin. Carbonation is medium and the body is deft and light.
I could compare this to an IPA or to a red ale. Positively enjoyable with plenty of toast but nothing burnt. The malt is outstanding and lasting throughout the drink. The balance is excellent and the hops hold their own without becoming fruity. It’s creamy but also strong and stately. What a treat.