asedzie (786) - 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 (5742) - 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 (3316) - 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 (779) - 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.
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bomber. Pours a clear reddish brown. Relatively thick brownish white head of small bubbles. Smells of hops and faint malt. But you can also smell the sweetness of the wood. Tastes of nice mellow hops and malt flavors and to me the wood really stands out. Sweet with some vanilla. Smooth on the palate, good carbonation, it’s a little thin. I could drink alot of this beer but I wouldn’t, better things on the shelf here.