Braudog (5455) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle found at Trader Joe’s. Orange-amber with a pillowy head. Not much of an aroma to describe, maybe a whiff of caramel. First swallow isn’t bad ... moderately rich caramel malt. Bit of an apple-like flourish. Decent-enough brew right down the center of the amber beer lane.
rales (2) - USA - NOV 27, 2006 does not count
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
I’ve never known a beer that tastes this good at first sip and finishes so poorly - as in nothing. Subsequent pulls on the glass get weaker and weaker... If I didn’t have a six pack - I would not have had another. Good to split with the dog or to cook with I suppose - but maybe not....
mansquito (3025) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2006
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
When this beer is first poured, it looks and smells like it is going to be a good beer, but the main thing that this beer left after drinking it is the horrible metallic aftertaste. This aftertaste was confirmed by other people who drank this with me. Apparently, if you eat candy and drink this the taste is mitigated, but unless you do that I do not suggest this beer at all. Maybe it was just the sixer that I had, but that is the only way I can rate this beer.
Kinz (3159) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Paul for bringing this back to me from Minnesota! And of course when I think Minnesota, I think gila monsters, busily frolicking in the snow and swimming in the lakes. Um. Anyhow, pours an orange amber, nice head. Light caramel aroma blends with some green, somewhat vegetal hop notes. Flavor is lightly caramel, with a bit of hop bitterness on the finish. Sort of reminds me of Killian’s before it got so watered down. Not really a pale lager, I should mention.
heemer77 (5076) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 16, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very vigorous action with the carbonation. The bubbles went crazy. The head was a light tan color and complimented the medium copper colored body. The aroma had some boozy notes of caramel and a bit of grapefruit. The taste had some decent notes of toasted bread and some toffee. There was also dank orange peel and some minerals in the finish. A decent beer.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours crisp and effervescent amber with an aroma of scotch-like roasted malt, as well as a touch of peach and raisin. Flavor is roasted malt with a faint lemon sourness. Palate is a little diluted. Average. How the heck a Minnesota brewer can call a beer "Gila Monster" is beyond me... unless the Gila is native to that region.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours amber with a short white head that didn’t stay long. Aromas of caramel malts, and a touch of biscuit with some grassy hops. Flavor is quite malty with notes of caramel, a touch of yeast, and some sweet roasted malts. Palate is light and rather airy with carbonation. Pretty drinkable and woudl be a decent sumer session. I thought htis to be an amber and not a pale actually.
stoutchap (370) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear pale copper. Caramel and yest in the nose and on the tongue. Very light hops at the finish. Just OK.
vyvvy (3553) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 22, 2006
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours clear caramel with an off-white head. Aroma was roasted caramel malts with some sweetness. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. Taste was roasted malt with sour caramel aspects. The finish starts spritzy and and then turns sour further down the glass. An okay beer. Nothing to get excited about, but its doesn’t cost much.
DrnkMcDermott (2738) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2006
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from, where else, Trader Joe’s. A pretty malty smell with a lacing of hop nose. Pours a touch light for an amber, thin temporary head. Some definite malt taste, but the hops I smelled are somewhat missing. Kind of phenolic. Of course for the price, it’s pretty good.