hoped (18) - Arizona, USA - MAY 9, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. This yellow orange ale poured with a nice one inch head that reduced down to a lasting quarter inch. The smell is sweet malt with floral hop odors. The taste is sweet with a good hop balance. The mouthfell and carbonation are very good with a slightly dry finish. A very refeshing brew. I'm happy to see beers of this quality being produced so close to home. I ve been to the Brewery a few times but that was back before I started rating. I think its time for a another visit.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 18, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
aroma was slightly hoppy and salty..transparant golden in color with a reddish tint..slightly salty/spicy hops flavor with some stale grapefruit flavors making their rounds
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 24, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber body, medium head with nice lacing. Aroma is mildly bitter and malty. Not too assertive flavor, but there's some good medium bitterness in the back half.
Braudog (5345) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2002
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light red and clear. Thin head. Bit watery. Mellow hoppiness. Everyday kind of beer. Unextraordinary.
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 4, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2003 Nice hoppiness in this one, but malt as well. I like alot about this beer. I will try the draft and then re-rate.
Re-rate 12/5/03: Had a few pitchers at the local pub and I feel pretty much the same, although I kicked up a notch in the overall impression because this it truly better on draft. I still do not think it is a world class beer, but it does end up the pick of the litter when chosing draft beers at select local pubs. This one also carries a very nice hop finish....cold and warm in the glass. The finish of this beer overides the sweetness that this brewer seems to love so much, so I rate it fairly good because of the nice hop flaovor and aroma and clean finish. If pitchers are on sale at the pub, I will take adbantage although I will not seek out overpriced 6 packs.
Indra (2527) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 20, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Some hoppiness in the aroma, but a fair amount of malt as well. Quite effervescent. Some caramel malt sweetness and fruitiness up front, followed by some nice noble hop flavors and a somewhat long (for the style) spicy hop (Fuggles) finish. The finish is probably the best part of this beer, for me. I like Fuggles! Balance is decent, body is on the light side of medium. Session beer. Thanks Gusler!
bbooth (115) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep amber ale. Slight hop aroma, but mainly a sweet malty aroma. Sweet start, middle of the road body, slight bitter finish. Was not super impressed by this beer.
TAR (2376) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
whisp lace, amber color liquid. aroma is of malts, english hops, and caramel malt. all malt flavors dominate up front then comes a very subtle bitterness that won’t care the main-stream drinkers.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2002
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2004 Re-Rate 01/12/02: Pours a nice deep amber color, the head beige and moderate, the lace adequate. Nose is malt, but has hints of the English hops. Starts a bit sweet, the middle thinner than I like, the finish is hop spicy and pleasant. Normally have the draught version as with the 'Kilt Lifter', but both are drinkable and not over powering, which make them a likeable beer for most drinkers.