Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2007
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasting at the brewery. Sadly this one did not live up to the billing in my book. Nose was weak, taste was weaker, finish was not memorable. It was okay, but too bad for a place that has great quailty.
bubbleflubber (2156) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours muddy amber, with a fully diminished head, minimal retention/spot lace. The nose is nicely done, of aerated caramel and toffee. Sweet toffee and caramel notes fall subtly behind an initial dryness. Not bad... I get a little copper and some spices leading into a clean finish. The finish is crisp, and very reminiscent of the beginning of the pull, in reverse order. The mouthfeel is a little off... not quite thin, and not quite hollow, but borders on either. Carbo levels are zesty, and make for a light embodiment. Again, not bad, but not a record breaker.
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 23, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty aroma with some woody notes. Pours a clear copper with thin head. Somewhat yeasty middle, with sweet malt, caramel. Mid range dry hoppy finish.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 21, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Poured a clear copper-red color. Head was thin and off white. Aroma and flavor were of spicy malt, toasted bread, and grassy hops. Pretty homogeneous. Not bad, but doesnít particularly stand out.
rsangion (7) - Campinas, BRAZIL - AUG 19, 2007 does not count
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
The type of Pale Ale that tastes very toasty for me. Brown,. Not head at all, at least from the tap. Very similar to others, like FlatTire and NewCastle.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - AUG 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Clear orange/brown with a tan head. Sweet orange and toffee nose, caramel prominent. Sweet caramel and toffee flavors - this is all about the malt. Nice sweet finish.
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a amber colour with a small white disapating head. Aroma of grapefruit hops, floral, and slight oak. Initial taste is fruity with a sweet malt. Finishing with a bitter hop the palate with lingering malts that is light and thin. Lively carbonation. Slight lacing of the glass.
donrajin (233) - Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice english ale with plenty of frutiness with a medium body. May be slightly too sweet, but a nice drinkable beer none the less.
degrassi (30) - cypress, California, USA - JUL 22, 2007
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tried this beer a while back because my favorite radio personality said he keeps it on tap at his home. Iím not sure if i bought a bad batch or if I was just not ready to drink a beer like this at the time, but the first couple of beers tasted/smelled like soy sauce. After fighting through the initial displeasure I found it a bit easier to drink but this is probably not a beer I will try again (which is odd because I really enjoy their Pale Ale).
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I think this is a well-done beer, but on some level it reminds me of why I generally donít care for ambers. With a promising start - a crisp nose with subtle oak notes and a nice fruity profile that isnít too hop-forward - the brew is enjoyable. But as it warms, the flavor dissipates for me and the body is just to thin and soupy to be anything more than average.