sneezey (127) - Hackettstown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Overall a fairly surprising brew with strength from a company with usually weak alternatives. This has a really special hops mix that comes out with just the right amount of bittering combines with an orange vibe while the rest of the mediocre pack gives off citrus lemon. Must be a pairing of the nice and heavy malt to back up the high hops, yet doesn’t overwhelm. Nice job, this one is a winner. Make it year round, not just seasonally. Build on it and a solid ESB could be in there as well.
WillemsUrenkel (417) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JUL 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 fl. oz bottle picked up at the Iron Abbey in Horsham, PA. A clear dark amber on the glass, off white head. Fresh hopy with hints of pepper on the nose. Starts very malty with roasty elements in a hopy bedding. A honey part in the middle, before the malt comes back. No overdosing, everything in a balanced way. Maybe some salty elements in the aftertaste. Highly recommended!
grundsow (61) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is an above average beer. Mildly hoppy, mildly malty. Nothing extreme, just a really good hearty flavor.
jdb288 (472) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taster at beer event. Pours red/brown with tall white head. Aroma is distinct pine/saw dust. Nice mixture of hops in the taste - not too bitter, a bit resinous, bounces well off the malt. Not sure I want a full glass but it wasn’t bad.
Beerathon (1070) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice hoppy red ale. Sweet malts, floral hops, burnt orange in color with frothy head and some lacing. A little citrus in the nose, decent.
Cakes (358) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle.
An attractive, malty, red ale that gets the hops just right. Not a specialty beer. I could buy a case of this.
Darkmagus82 (446) - - MAY 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Served on tap in a pint
Appearance – The beer is deep copper color with a once finger head of white foam atop. The head fades relatively quickly leaving a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of sweeter caramel smells mixed with some fruity aromas of peach and pear. Along with these smells is some very lightly toasted malt smells and a decent showing of a pine and grassy aroma.
Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter caramel and slightly bready taste. Upfront there is a moderately strong grapefruit hop flavor which increases in intensity as the taste moves on to the end. A little bit of a more roasted malt flavor comes to the tongue more toward the middle of the taste, with it remaining overall relatively light. At the end a pine flavor also comes to the tongue along with a bit of an oddly off herbal hop flavor, which ends up leaving a slightly off dank hop flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on average to slightly thicker side with a carbonation level that was on the slightly lower side. Normally the thicker body and lower carbonation would have been great for the sweet, bread, and hop flavors of the brew, but due to the slightly off herbal flavor at the end, it actually turned out to be a harm to the brew.
Overall – If it wasn’t for the somewhat off hop flavor encountered at the end of the taste, this would have been an alright brew, but with it it’s not one to go to.
DrSilverworm (5899) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2oz taster on tap at Roasthouse. Clear orange color. Thin khaki head. Leaves good, thicker lace. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Light slick finish. Moderate bitter taste, light sweet. Caramel malt, light spicy hop flavor. Solid hoppy amber.
Nejhleader (1221) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Has a nice earthy hop aroma, good bit if a hop malt blend, hoppy. tingly aftertaste
HighlanderOne (985) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle. Aroma of malt, hop and citrus. Good lookin amber with lacing. Nice malt flavors with surprising hop presence, citrus with some pine. Some banana notes. Slightly creamy from the malt but mostly dry and bold feel. A great choice.