JK (5123) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 18, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
NOt bad, but not very impressive for a brewery who has proven they can make exciting beers. Aroma is mostly malt, and sweet rather than a roasted character. Some hops in the flavor, as well as medium sweet malt. Thicker than a standard amber, but not so interesting.
sthlm (1255) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle, thanks Skyview] Poured red with a medium light tan head. Spicy aroma. Hoppy, fruity taste with low bitterness. Pretty good.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
thanks once again to skyview for sharing. Nice caramel malt nose. Faint amber color with minimal head. Sweet caramel malt flavor.
Skyview (5345) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked up a 22-oz bottle via trade with chriso420 at the Belmont Station in Portland, Oregon. Pours a clear dark golden amber brew with an average off-white head that slowly dissolves to a fine film. Nice lacing. Aroma of roasted caramel malt, toasted oatmeal cookies, with a touch of earthy flower hops. Taste is medium bodied, lightly carbonated with flavors of sweet caramel malt, citrus zest and an earthy hop bitterness. Finish is dry with a green vegetable aftertaste.
badgerben (4651) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Muchas gracias Skyview. Copper color with a medium head. Big hop aroma with spices (cinnamon?). Very vegetal taste. Possibly fresh hop. Spicy malt.
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to skyview. Pours a very burnt amber red. Very sweet malt on the nose with hints of floral aromatics. Nice toffee like sweetness on the front palate proceeded by a bitter floral finish.
lb4lb (2574) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz. bottle in San Francisco. Light brown, orange color with a light beige head. Aroma was of light malt but mostly of light to medium hoppiness. Malty smell kicked in a bit more as it warmed. Taste is smooth, and mostly quite hoppy but not excessive. A touch of malt flavor but not much. Kind of like a weak IPA, but more drinkable if you can’t handle the high bitter levels. Decent, but I wouldn’t feel like I was missing out if I didn’t come across this beer again.
hayduke (3919) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 9, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2009 From a 22 oz bottle this poured a copper to red with nice fat off-white head and moderate lacing. Nose was caramel malts with some light grassy hops. Mouthfeel light and a bit thin. Flavor was malts and hops, with a little fruit. Not much finish. A drinkable but undistinguished amber;
waolsen (1371) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. copper/brown pour with thin off white frothy head. nutty carmel, grassy hop aroma. a bit watery. grassy, earthy hops, nutty malts. disappointing from full sail.
HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - JUL 8, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz Bottle: Pours coppery red with almost two fingers of head. Although the head disappeared i had some lacing during my first few sips. The aroma is driven by caramel/toffee. The flavor is slightly hoppy with a clear malt character. The palate was thin to medium for a beer like this. An okay beer but I expected something different.