TwoSipDip (8879) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilbur’s Foco. Pours a clear, deep red appearance with a light brown head. A touch fruity, burnt caramel malty, somewhat herbal/piney hoppy, slightly spicy, albeit uninspired aroma. Metallic, burnt malty, bitter herbal hoppy, tangy flavor. Too much metal.
Frank (2727) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
When I see something sort of gimmicky that is pretty clearly contract brewed, my hope is always simply that the beer is not outright terrible. In this case, my humble dream came true and I am that much better of a person due to the leap of faith I took when buying this. Truly, this beer is OK. It is actually really nice looking, w/ a creamy head that sits upon clear, red brown liquid. This is a malt-forward brew to be sure, more simply sweet than having a real depth to the malt character but pleasant nonetheless. I get a bit of toffee and raisin mostly. It is a bit thin on the palate despite the sweetness and is maybe just a touch watery. There is a slight and unfortunate metallic note that you just barely notice and it finishes light and quick, almost to the point of being watery. This is definitely not going to turn any heads even for stalwart fans of lighter craft styles but is at least generally inoffensive. I doubt I will buy this again but if someone left it in my fridge, I’d probably finish off the six pack eventually.
GIJOE (574) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAY 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reddish-brown pour. Faint malt in the nose. Sweet. A bit thin. Lively carbonation. Quite drinkable, but a bit bland.
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Fatehunter (1178) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a half finger of head on a clear, but dark red colored body.
The aroma is a nice wet grain smell.
The taste is big on the malt side, though not too sweet. There’s some caramel and mild lemon bitterness. Nicely balanced.
The texture is smooth with moderate carbonation.
It’s a easy drinking brew.
DedicatedToFun (2122) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2014 Decent amer ale, on tap at the los angeles beer festival, caramel, delightful, medium amber pour, small white head, sweet caramel smell, caramel finish indeed.
deyholla (6483) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 15, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a deep red with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has bread and caramel with some light fruits and a bit of sweet grains. Flavor has a bit of light fruit with sweet grains and a bit of earthiness.
ajnepple (1995) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle from Tipsy’s. Amber reddish and clear appearance with an average light tan head. Mild aroma of caramel, toffee and light earthy hops. Similar flavor, medium sweetness and light bitterness. Average body, creamy and smooth with soft carbonation, easy to drink. Pretty simple, straight forward amber ale.
partywithanM (103) - Kansas City, Kansas, USA - FEB 4, 2014
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle. Very underwhelming. Pretty but not nearly as delicious. I’d give it a skip.
BOSSbrewer (1420) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear amber with two fingers of off white head. Aroma is slightly spicy and a little caramel. Taste follows. Not a bad beer.
Stevesie (311) - - JAN 10, 2014
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle to pint. Dark red pour with very little head. Watery nose with a bit of roasted malt. Thin body, some smoke, soapy mouthfeel, bright, lager-like finish. Average at best.
Sledutah (4274) - Utah, USA - AUG 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle at Barneys Beanery
Clear dark amber with a small beige head and light lacing. Aroma and flavors full of caramel
Mild and sweet