tgncc (2845) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is caramel, light butter. The appearance is deep amber, white head. The flavor is caramel, citrus, light butter, almost none. The finish is citrus, pine. Medium in body. Pretty solid.
Tessic (886) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This ale poured a medium amber colour with minimal head. Scents include grass, spruce, caramel and light grapefruit. First swig was smooth with nice carbonation. Flavours of citrus/grass hops, caramel and leaves. Finish is medium bitter with flavours of citrus and caramel lingering.
HIGHB4LL (632) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle from Cash Wise in Watford City. Appearance: finger light tan head, copper color, clear, ok lacing. Aroma: heavy caramel, light grain, floral, light grass. Palate: medium body, average carbonation, light sticky texture, bitter finish. Taste: sweet caramel, with some floral and grassy bitterness winding its way into the back end of the taste. Overall, a little too much caramel for me, but the balance is still pretty good. Hops just are not as big on the nose.
ajnepple (2394) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
6-pack purchased at Happy Liquor. Deep orange and clear appearance with a diminishing beige head. Aroma of pine, herbs, resinous hops, light citrus notes, toasted grains and a lingering staleness. Similar flavor, mild to medium hop bitterness and mild, musty, malty sweetness. Medium body, nice, crisp, full mouth feel with ample carbonation. It’s not bad, but it’s most likely been sitting on the shelf since early Summer or longer.
vickey9 (513) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber ale with a thick head. Nose is hoppy and malty. Body is medium, carbon light, texture thick. Taste is balanced between bitter and mild. sweet. Palate is dominated by aromatic hops, honey and hints of caramel with a herbal character. Bitter aftertaste. B@H
shrubber85 (7862) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Orange malt and metallic orange peel aroma. Amber with small head. Sweet orange/peach malt and moderately bitter orange peel/tin flavor. Okay - a bit harsh.
JHeath99 (1083) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours a transparent amber with a layer of off white. Taste of regular malts and some hops. Aroma same but faint.
Darkmagus82 (1783) - - OCT 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 11-26-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a beautiful and clear deep amber color with tons of carbonation bubbles seen streaming up through the brew. Upon pouring there is a nice creamy and thick white head that sits atop the brew, with it very slowly fading over time to leave a great level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is a nice blend of hop and malt. A good cracker aroma along with a caramel sweetness create a base smell for the brew. With these smells comes a nice blend of hop aromas with a stronger grapefruit citrus hop and some aromas of a more herbal and pine nature. Rounding out the aromas are some light tropical fruit smells as well as an almost peppery smell, which when combine with the rest create a very nice aroma overall.
Taste – The taste begins with a cracker and bready flavor mixed with a little bit of a caramel sweetness. Along with these more malty tastes are some flavors of a grapefruit and herbal hop flavor. The hops are light upfront with them growing a bit stronger more toward the end of the taste. The caramel fruit fades more toward the middle of the flavor, but is replaced by a light fruity flavor of a tangerine and light fruit flavor. The grapefruit and herbal flavors grow a bit stronger to the end and are joined by some hints of an pine flavor to leave a nice and smooth semi-sweet, malty, and nice hop blend taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is quite thick and creamy for only 6.2 % abv with a carbonation level that is on the average to slightly below average side. The thick creamy body and slightly lower carbonation are quite nice for accentuating the great hop flavors of the brew and make this one a very enjoyable drinker.
Overall –This was a very enjoyable brew with a great feel, nice smooth taste profile, and very pleasant and easy drinking feel. I would like to see this made an average release instead of a limited. Rather tasty.
hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured an amberish color with a smaller sized head. Citrus, some pine, and some earth.
douglas88 (6246) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from chicken chucks. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. A big fruity hoppy nose. Very clean, fresh hops, light orange, medium bitterness, toasted malts. Good. A quaffable brew.