scoth (602) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear deep amber with a thin, rapidly diminishing beige head. Aromas of toast, caramel, earth, grass, with the barest hint of banana and a light floral note. Medium-light body, moderate carbonation. Lightly sweet, medium bitter with a lasting nutty, almost astringent dry finish.
Ernest (6699) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium to dark amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (cookie, caramel, biscuit), lightly to moderately hoppy (apricot, flowers), lightly yeasty (dough), with notes of toffee and black tea.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/velvety/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
My second sampling of this and happily itís as good as my first impression...it looks like someone actually put some effort into this one, which is becoming rarer and rarer at Full Sail sadly. Itís enticingly cookie-ish and apricotty, and while it starts sweet (in a nice lip-smackiní way), thereís quite a bit of apparent bitterness in the finish (only 35 IBU, really?), so itís quite delightful to drink.
mjg74 (2788) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUN 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Fred Meyer. Clear pure amber in color. Lightly sweet earthy hop nose. Clean earthy hop flavors. A good spicy bitter hop finish. Fairly rich malty flavor with some good earthy hop notes.
JohnGalt1 (775) - , Idaho, USA - JUN 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a fairly clear amber... only okay looking off white head... nice lacing.
Aroma is a good mix of spicy/earthy hops and medium caramel and deep toasted bread.
Nice bitterness balances a near perfect malt profile.... caramel malts and toasted biscuits ... Hops are pretty earthy .... a bit of fruity esters on the finish.
Medium bodied with the expected lighter carbonation.
pumpmaster (1266) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $7.99/6-pack. Very good.
rondphoto (2784) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 3, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle @ Jungle Jimís / Eastgate OH --- enjoy by 9/15/14 - Clear dark amber, frothy white 2" head, sheets of lace. Taste is malt with tea overtones, which makes me think this is past itís prime. Light bittering in the finish is the rest of the story. Maybe Iíll look for it earlier next year.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
An orange copper body with an off white head. Aroma was of toasted grains and mild caramel malts. Some nice bitter hops. Flavor was similar. Good balance and a nice smooth finish.
oRos (1342) - sacramento, California, USA - SEP 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by beerboxer. Pours copper with white head. Taste is very light with a sweet aroma. Nothing special
marcus (7463) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours amber with a short beige head and a fruit and toffee aroma. There is a medium-bodied caramel malt flavor with a carbonated slightly bitter finish.
bhensonb (12310) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours copper with a slight beige head. Aroma of lightly toasted malt an floral/fruit hop. Med body. Flavor pretty much matches the aroma. Finishes a little malty and lightly bitter.