Travlr (17715) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Best of a mediocre bunch at the Firehouse. Clear, deep golden color, thick white head, solid lacing. Aroma of pine and grass. Taste is balanced bitterness with decent body.
mbillion (2) - rapid city, South Dakota, USA - SEP 23, 2011 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer does not seem to fall into any distinct category. Although I did enjoy the beer, I found it hard to rate higher because of its confusing existence. Although it is defined by the brewpub as an ale it seems to reside somewhere in between the other varieties firehouse offers. The palate and aroma make up for the mediocre appearance and overall the beer was rated well due to its general pleasing nature. This beer is significantly lighter than what the bartenders and fact sheets at he brewery alledge
PapaSkeetSkeet (1004) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 10, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Single hopped with sterling if I remember correctly (I guess the hop bill varied from batch to batch). The hop aroma/flavor was interesting berries (not blueberry though) and floral/orange. Unfortunately there was a big harsh hop bitterness that I did not appreciate- it masked the delicacy of the hop flavor and was somewhat unpleasant in general. It was overly sweet/thick as well, could have used more attenuation.
TheRealMGD (552) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JUN 7, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Firehouse. Clear medium orange-gold pour with a short white head leaving a coarse lace. Faint hops in the nose along mostly medium-roast malt. Medium body, fairly sweet with caramel and a hint of dank butterscotch - has the keg turned? Hard to believe that would be the case at the brewery. Hop profile is fragrant pine, but not much bitterness. Nothing to see here, move along.
jake65 (3019) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 31, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Brewpub: Pours a clear golden color with a smaller sandy head. Nose is mild, but citrusy and some caramel. Tastes crisp with florals and citrus, light caramel. The bitters stand out better here than in the Red. Not bad.
aracauna (3318) - Georgia, USA - JUN 18, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice malt backbone. Far from heavy, but more flavorful than the rest. Hops are discernable in the aroma and flavor. Hop variety is clear, so beer is fresh, but not a hoppy beer by beer geek standards. Tasty.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Source: Tasting, RBSG 2007
clear dark gold, wispy head, drops of lace,
sweet caramel and pine aroma,
sweet caramel and tangerine flavor, light bitterness,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
decaturstevo (5613) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 14, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
RBSG thanks for the state Skyview. An aroma of bitter malt, hops, and corn? A nice orangish hewed beer with light head and lace. A flavor of malt dominates, very little hops but there is a tad of a bitter. A bit of a thin palate with little carbonation. A beer that is drinkable but not a special one at all. I would like to try it fresh someday. thanks again
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUL 24, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
RBSG 2007 Grand Tasting. Props to Skyview for filling in the South Dakota box! Clear gold with a thin white head. Odd nose - light fruit, sweet malt, butter? Rather light flavor and mouthfeel, fruity, bready with a lemony spice. An odd brew.
Skyview (5360) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Last stop (and final beer) of the return trip during ABA Beer Tour ’07. Sampled on draught at the brewpub restaurant in downtown Rapid City, South Dakota. Pours a clear coppery amber brew with a decent off-white head that slowly dissolves and leave behind a good lacing. Aroma of rich caramel malt, candi sugar, some citrus with some grassy hops. Taste is fruity sweet, heavy alcohol, medium bodied and lightly carbonated. Flavors picked up include caramel malt, light peach and lemon zest. Finish is soft, slightly sweet with a peppery bitter and alcohol burn aftertaste.