kflorence (93) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 23, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. bottle. Pours a dark amber color with particulates, not much head. Smells of hops and toasted malts, perhaps some nuts and a hint of some type of fruit in there as well. The taste is heavily dominated by the hops, but you can definitely taste the other flavors, especially the toasted malts. Itís pretty carbonated and finished with a hop bitterness. Overall it has a lot of flavor and depth, but itís a bit too hoppy for my tastes.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice dark amber gold color with minimal tan head and slight lacing. Good nutty hop aroma. Flavor is similar to many IPAís, but not as hoppy. Body is a bit light, but good.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - FEB 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2008 12oz bottle. A clear dark brown with a medium head that laces. Iced tea aroma with a little lemon. Ditto on the flavor; sweet caramel iced tea with some citrus and light spice from the hops, and a mildly bitter finish; pretty nice balance, but could have some more hops. The body is medium-light with smooth carbonation. Overall, itís a very pleasantly drinkable beer, with subtle flavors. This is the standard local beer here, so Iím surprised I hadnít had it; it seems like they have it everywhere. Definitely going to re-rate when I go up to the FW taphouse in Buellton next week. (3.4) Rerate: Draught at Chiliís. A lot of wood and caramel come through. Very clean and drinkable.
Radek Kliber (7113) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 19, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 355 ml
Appearance: Light amber, ring of lace , light white top 3-
Nose :Sweet grainy front , light woody feel with gentle oak notes. Hint of citrus (orange) and caramel malt.
Flavor/Palate : Light hopppy front , woody, earthy with citric hop like side, vanilla spread shown across the palate. Carbonation was a bit to bold for such ale , flavours slightly underexposed. Profile it self was fine.
Goodgrief (1990) - 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 (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 (5750) - 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.