IrishBoy (3956) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 4, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from cbkschubert; Nose of hops, a little orange, and maybe some casaba, unlike any other (out of 480) I’ve tried.Clear gold with a small white head; Flavor is hoppy bitter combined with a sweet friut taste that smacks of fresh peaches, but I didn’t get the exact same thing from the nose. Unusal and I think underrated!
PorterPounder (6197) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Scottsdale, Az, - Albertson’s - 12 oz bottle. Medium golden pour with a persistent, soft, white fluffy head that sticks around. Aroma is slightly peppery with some artificial glue notes. Flavor has some fruity notes - pick up melons, grapefruit. Good underlying biterness permeates throughout. Mouthfeel is a tad on the stinging side, bt does not detract. Overall, a decent EPA.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - AUG 2, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours amber honey w/ shallow semi creamy froth. Aroma of fresh hops. Medium nectar w/ ample residual effers. A simple ale w/ abundant fresh hops and not much else. Finishes bitter and clean.
Ratman197 (11218) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Four Peaks poured a clear amber with a lsting amber head. Aromas of toffee, carmel and a hint of earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, carmel and a hint of nuts with a smooth finish.
SRAorion (19) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours amber with a nice foamy head.Has a light Hoppy scent with hints of citrus orange perhaps. Starts off lightl hops moves into a citrus and yeast flavor. Has little aftertaste. Overall weak and watery but nice within style.
jason (1732) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Craig for the bottle.
Good sweet hop aroma. Appearance is typical plae look with thin head. Very flavorful with a nice bit to it. Goes down smooth and a good companion to food.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle via trade with cbkschubert! - Thanks Craig! - Pours golden with a fluffy white head that stays pretty well and laces the glass in weblike patterns. Aromas of light floral hops over crisp pale malts. Flavor is a very well balanced blend of floral and citrus hops over nice pale malts and light grains. There are some hints of orange and a touch of yeast in this as well. Palate is light crisp and clean with a slight bitter finish. Not a bad pale at all.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
like a well-trained dog captive all day in an apartment, this baby had apparently been pent up pretty long: a bunch of gas frantically hissed through the slit of open air exposed by the slightest upward bending of the bottle cap. thus audibly announcing it’s exuberance, it filled the glass first with soapy dense foam, and then let a clear golden orange brew make a slow appearance below. that fine head was creamy and lasting. the 8th street has a fresh vegetable aroma, possibly some carrot and yellow bell pepper, with orange zest, raw pie dough and fresh pencil shavings. pleasantly brisk carbonation, rather dry taste, some french baguette pale malts with a healthy dose of citrus tasting hops along with their slightly puckering bitterness. pretty nice for a mild, flagship ale.
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with an off white head. Fruit on the nose but not much else. Clean and fruity, without a whole lot of bittering for the style. The sweet maltiness predominates. I enjoyed the fruiyty aspects of this one even though I did not think it was representative of the style. Thanks to FlacoAlto for the bottle.
azmtnbiker (20) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 10, 2006
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Copper in color with a white head. Very subtle hop aroma. Medium body with a little hop bite. Served with too much carbonation per style but overall a very tasty bitter.