Goodgrief (1965) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - FEB 19, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2012 Apr. 2007 - Beer pours a caramel chestnut brown, little head or lacing. Nice aroma of caramel malts and a touch of citrus. The flavor however was strong sweet caramel, some biscuit with a mild hoppiness and touch of buttery diacetyl. Mouthfeel seemed flat when cold, but improved as it warmed. May 2012 - Not much else to add. Sweet and malty, with some diacetyl. Not great.
asedzie (784) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours deep copper with medium off-white head, nice lacing. Nose is mellow fruitiness, raspberries, nectarines and aromatic hops. Flavor is fully, creamy toffee-like malt, very light toasted flavor, balanced with mild piney, herbal hop flavors. Great lingering bitterness. Excellent session ale.
decaturstevo (5743) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep amber pour with lite gooey lace. Lightly roasted malt and light hop aroma. Upper level of hops on the finish. Decent malt, semi sweet a hint of fruit almost makes me think of orange. Carbonation is good but body is a tad thin. A good beer really refreshing. Glad I drank the whole 22oz myself:)
la1965 (36) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ver clear malty rich aroma, flavor initially bitter but niot too bad but almost sweet on the finish. could drink a few but gets overpowering for a pale.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a slightly hazy, but mostly transparent copper amber with a thin, spotty-lacing off-white head. Aroma of doughy semi-sweet English caramel malt with a hint of grassy hops. Body starts fairly full with some nice malty sweetness and a decent balance of slightly earthy bittering hops before a duller semi-sweet finish. A decent English pale ale.
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful clear amber with a frothy head. Malty aroma, some caramel sweetness, a bit of bread. The flavor has almost no bitterness, all malt sweetness surrounded by a nice full body and a clean finish.
jake65 (3244) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JAN 10, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ The Beer Hunter: Pours a hazy copper with a large beige head. Aroma is malty with a little citrus hops. Flavor has a bit of rye to go with the malts and light hop presence. Easy drinker.
highibus (774) - Vail, Arizona, USA - JAN 10, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly toasted malt aromoa. Pours an amber color with slight head which goes away right away. Flavor is slightly sweet with a bit of saltiness and acidity. Body was lighter than I expected.
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - JAN 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gratis bottle from Rick. Medium amber pour into a pint with a light tan head. Head dissipates to a ring around the glass. Probably the clearest beer I have seen in a while. Nice bready aroma. Small sweet initial taste with light bittering hops. Tart bitterness comes to mind. Much less hoppy than an American pale ale. A bit of smokiness in the aftertaste. Easy to drink EPA. Not a huge fan of the style, but nice to drink.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 7, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Eric for the taste of this and the 22oz. bottle--Poured a rich mahogany-amber body with a fluffy white head and thick lacing. Toasty, malt-laden, but very well balanced and not too sweet. Nice English yeast balance with a creamy, slightly fruity finish. Very mild but very enjoyable.