PorterPounder (5713) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tampa, Fl. - Total Wine & More - 12 oz bottle. Pours a sparkling medium copper with a long lasting, but thinnish off-white head. Aroma has some sweet candy-like notes, a touch of cherries, Flavor is mellow, with some fruity cherry like accents, a touch of nice subtle bitterness, some toffee-like sweetness. Nicely textured mouthfeel. Pretty decent.
skmikeg (1010) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear reddish amber with a one finger off white head with nice lacing. Aroma is of toasted malts, caramel, pine, sweet malts, and some light spicy hops. Taste citrus, pine, caramel, sweet malts, toffee, nutty malts, and some light tropical fruits. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel a semi dry, moderately bitter, medium-long finish. Overall, a pretty nice, hoppy amber ale.
nittanytide (238) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured copper in color with a thin, white head. Bready aroma. Taste is bready with a little bit of grapefruit on the back end. Smooth finish.
coyforce (616) - Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Flavor is smooth and very weak as far as an ale goes. Aroma is mildly fruity and weak. Color is a nice amber.
bubbleflubber (1854) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Dockside Willie's, this pours brown-amber into the glass with a wispy head that leaves sparse lacing. The nose is woody, earthen hops. Caramel and a touch of citrus in the mouth finish with a nice lingering bitter. Medium-bodied, this goes down well in summer, yet is substantive enough to provide complexity.
WheatKing (1306) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper white head. Nose is pungent wood/pine/onion/garlic/mango and crystal malt. Flavour is reversed with malt at the forefront. Pretty sticky palate, slight bitterness mixed with caramel on the finish. Nice punchy amber, love it!
sneezey (132) - 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 (663) - 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 (90) - 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 (581) - 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 (1287) - 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.