tatinek (38) - South Dakota, USA - MAY 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear amber color with only a hint of red. Disappionting small off white head. The aroma is pleasantly malty. Unfortunately I could not detect the hops in the aroma. The flavor is very well balanced with a nice hop and malty dominance. Carbonation is well balanced to its body. The finish is crisp and clean which is uncommon for the malty mouth feel. Overall I would highly recommend going out of your way to try this beer.
Gription79 (1597) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUL 31, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
On drat at the pub. Yet another diacetyl bomb like the other five I have tried so far. Spicy hops and grain malts accompany the diacetyl. Meh.
Ratman197 (7631) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler poured a clear amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of carmel, fruittiness, light pine and a hint of earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, light orange zest, light grapefruit and a hint of pine with a crisp dry lingering moderatly bitter finish.
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours copper with an offwhite head. Aroma is medium malt, hint of spice. Taste is sweet medium malt-roasty/some chocolate, some spice/citrus hops.
Travlr (7984) - 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 (678) - Corvallis, Oregon, 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 (541) - 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 (2316) - Williston, North Dakota, 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 (2855) - 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 (10887) - 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