rumproasts (4805) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2013
1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2013 bottle fountain again. Clearly these idiots have no idea how to bottle beer as theyíre two for two with bottle fountains. This wasnít quite as bad, was left with about half a glass of extremely carbonated beer. The beer wasnít awful, but the headache I got afterwards was. I still have the Red Ale left to open, and my expectations are about as low as they can go.
milewide (1990) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Horribly over carbonated! Careful pour of cold bottle yielded 90% head. Little aroma. Sweet malt flavor.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2013
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured this one from a bottle. Really low fill-barely to the neck and I mean barely! Nose is some malts but really quite spicy and buttery. The total butter bomb of this one really killed it for me. Really pretty poor. Iím giving it a 2 for appearance because the color was good but the low fill was a killer.
strongpieman (1644) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear copper color, no head. Aroma is malty with a little sweetness. Medium body, but the taste is off - acerbic. Not great, but maybe a bad batch?
Onslow (1361) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Clear amber ale with small head. Atoma of sweet malt, a little caramel, a little citrus. A little earth. Taste is sweet malts at the start breaking into moderate hops in the latter half of the swallow. More prominent earth at the end of the swallow. Pleasant dry finish. Moderate hoppiness of an english pale with the citrus profile of an APA. Lingering in the background is something just a little off - plastic? metal? Hard to pinpoint. Maybe the earthiness is a little sour... Overall a decent brew.
WabashMan (1023) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This offering from Four Horseman pours a truly gorgeous reddish brown tinged orange. Itís one of those pints that you see and think "Iíll want a few of those". Beautiful appearance is let down somewhat by the nose, which is lightly malty and hoppy, but needs to come through a bit stronger. And this is where the beer gets a bit confusing. The sixer box calls it "Pale Ale". The bottle calls it "English Pale Ale". The bottle ABV is equal to whatís listed here on the site...but different that the EPA ABV on the company website. And itís listed on RB as an APA. OK...so I"m entering this tasting with a fair amount of confusion. But, to my buds, this is an English pale. The malt comes through quite a bit, the hops bitterness is more straightforward like what might be found in an EPA, rather than the overpowering and often citrusy hops found in APAs. Flavors are nicely balanced, with malt and a bit of caramel sweetness in the front, with the hops dryness dominating the finish. Overall, this is a decent beer (perhaps not up to the "Really, really good beer" on the label...) and one Iíd happily choose rather than the BMC on tap.
Patrickctenchi (5785) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Deep amber with a very large tan head.
Scent is hoppy, grapefruit,pine, orange.
Taste is malty, mild bitter....a little vinyl.....
....no, make that a lot of vinyl....very synthetic, plasticky taste.
queenholly (3612) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 9, 2012
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Sweet orange, caramel malt, and pine hops aroma. Amber with a ginormous beige head, suspended sediment. Sweet malty flavor with an odd metallic bitterness. Medium to full body, astringent mouth feel, flat carbonation.
shrubber85 (10241) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange caramel malt and grapefruit peel aroma. Hazy amber with large off white head. Very sweet orange caramel malt and moderately bitter earthy orange peel flavor. I really enjoyed this - sweeter than average.
crossovert (10893) - Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Infected, super carbonated pour. It is bretty with some nice hop notes, like a hoppy orval, unintended but nice.