rubbishystuff (1734) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Trader Joe’s contract from Trent Brewing. Lightly colored for an amber. The main thing I noticed is an undercurrent of some kind of fruit in the sweetness that was out of place. Strength is somewhat hidden. Not really that wonderful. Serving: Bottle
stevoj (1607) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 11, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This batch was contract brewed at River Trent Brewing co., Ukiah, CA via Trader Joes. Bland and uninteresting amber ale. Malt is primary feature here, metallic finish.
tmoreau (2051) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle poured to a fest goblet showing a hazed, amber color, with a quickly diminishing layer of off white head foam, but decent persistence to the doily-like lacing. The nose was sweet grain & caramel, with some metallic scent. The hop bitterness in the taste was lingering, earthy, rind-like, and somewhat over done. Medicinal hints followed, with some malty sweetness, and noticeable alcohol. Medium bodied, with lively carbonation, but a finishing aftertaste that was a continuation of the bitterness, rind-like astringency, with a little sweetness & booziness, and not all that favorable.
wrbeith (2) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2013 does not count
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz longneck bottle. Unusual but not unpleasant aroma. Pours a cloudy amber with very little head. Not a beer I would buy again.
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GIJOE (443) - Monterey, California, USA - NOV 20, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a slightly hazy light amber color with a thin finger of foamy, white head. Moderate lacing. Nose is grain and a little funky yeast. Taste is mild bitterness, sort of grapefruity. High ABV comes through in medicinal booziness. Fuller than I expected in mouthfeel. Not bad brew, but not particularly good.
DialSquare (2210) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle from Trader Joe’s in Tally. Gold pour with thin white head. Aroma is medicinal, grain, caramel. Tastes are a vast improvement on the aroma, though not saying much - sweet malt, overripe fruit, grainy, tea vibe. Kind of a mess.
PorterPounder (5099) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Trader Joe’s - 12 oz bottle. Hazy medium orange pour, soft white head that sticks around a while Aroma leans to the sweet side with some scuppernong grapes, a light touch of dates. Flavor is just a tad muddled with some light molasses notes, a touch of orange marmalade, some coriander spice. Not sure where this one is going. Mouthfeel has a decent thickness to it.
Aurelius (3844) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A weird, but not really unpleasant aroma - reminded me of toasted artificial coconut, powder and dry malt. OK label, but a little clip-arty. Standard US longneck, clear, light orange-yellow beer, thin white head. Nothing: I get nothing. I can best describe this beer in terms of what it is NOT, rather than what it is. Not sweet, not hoppy, not unpleasant, not fruity, not astringent, not toasted/roasted/dark, not syrupy, not boozy. The only thing I can come up with to describe it is ’slightly tangy’. Medium body, next to no finish. Probably best used as marinade. Glad it was cheap. Trader Joe’s, Tallahassee.
rdenney18 (95) - Lawton, Iowa, USA - SEP 27, 2013
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 oz bottle. Not very good. Has a creamy almost vanilla taste to it. I wouldnt get again.
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AirForceHops (2560) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 22, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz. bottle from local Trader Joe’s. No bottle date. Hazy amber/ gold color with real small head. Nose is light caramel and toffee malt tones. The flavor is really odd. Old malt flavor with an Earthy bitterness and a fizzy carbonation. If you are looking for cheap beers at Trader Joe’s, grab a different one. Not really amber like at all. What the hell is this?
hershiser2 (1173) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
$1.09 bottle from Trader Joe’s Charlottesville. Looks like murky apple cider in the glass. Dusting of froth for a head. Smells of sweet malts and caramel. Tastes of an overpowering fake candied caramel, glue, grass, and metal.