DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Barrel Draught from the jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 29/09/2005
Golden coloured and hoppy. Crisp on the palate with a slightly bitter lasting finish.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught at Tempe brewpub: Clear pale yellow-copper body with a small white head that does have some nice retention. The aroma has a bit of sweet earthy malt, a bit of earthy/floral/grassy hops, but remains mild overall. The taste is mild earthy caramel malt, slightly sweet without getting sticky, and has hints of floral/earthy hops. Light-medium body, medium carbonation, finishes clean and without much aftertaste.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 6, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub. Clear copper color with fluffy white head that laced the glass. Sweet caramel cnose wirh a hint of sprucy hops. Caramel comes out again in the flavor along with a touch of sweetness. Bitter finish, but more carbonated than I would expect and English bitter to be.
kramer (5910) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle, via FlacoAlto. Copper colored body with a fluffy white head. Soft floral hop aroma, fruity, with some sweet malt. Flavor is rather fruity as well with a clean lightly bitter finish. Mouthfeel was light bodied with fizzy carbonation. A nice easy drinking Pale Ale with moderate bitterness and a clean refreshing finish.
pineypower (3090) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Santa. Pours out with a huge white frothy head. The head was just huge and really fluffy. Ok for the aroma it was nice and hoppy. The taste is very clean and very drinkable with a nice touch of hop bitterness. A very drinkable brew. I liked this one!
billk (353) - Coeur díAlene, Idaho, USA - JAN 5, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2006 bottle 12oz. Clear amber w a copper tint. Decent fairly large bubble carbonation, good off white head that lasted fairly well, some lace. Aroma is English med. rst. malt & hops with, to me, a somewhat metallic essence. Flavor is English med. rst. malt & hops with a nice bitterness on the palate and finish, well balanced with the semi sweet malt. I donít really care for this style but this is a decent quality brew whoís flavor improved as it lost its chill. There is a rather astringent, alcaline character to the bitterness that Iím not used to. Into medium bodied. There was a trace of fresh, clean, hop spiciness on the finish. I donít think it would be difficult to learn to appreciate this style more with this particular offering.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy Autumn Orange with White Head. Sweet Caramel Malt Aroma. Bubbly Carbonation, Light Musty Malt and Hops Biterness. Very Drinkable.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
a poor example of an EPA. Flat taste with a smooth but bland mouthfeel. Goes down easy but dosenít finish big at all!!
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to FalcoAlto. 12 oz bottle poured a light and clear orange, with a small quick fading white head. Nose was malt and caramel, but thin. Taste was quite hoppy, which was a surprise since none was in the nose. Smelling back, I catch some fruit in the nose. Finish was nice and dry. Good surprise!
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is light golden with a thin white head...smell is molasses and caramel...light bitterness in the flavor with some nice sweetness...tastes like it should...