bvc (1123) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml, srcrizz style. Copper amber color with a gray-white head. Toffee, peach and some bready malt. Thin watery body. Slightly sweet an sour with some earthy bitterness. Tastes kind of infected to me.
driver76 (29) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 30, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark amber colour, slightly cloudy. Nose pretty light, mild toasty with some hops. Taste is bitter up front with toast backing. Lots of biterness continuing through into the finish. Good if it’s intended to be an an ESB, very hoppy but not enough balance for an amber.
BERNHARDT (4) - Preston, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2007 does not count
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
APPERANCE: This beer poured very well into my purchased Grand River Brewing glassware. Gorgeous cream coloured head lie afloat of the orange-copper brew, abundant with medium sized bubbles and good clarity. Lacing on the glass was impressive for about 10 minutes than dissipated.
AROMA: Mild fruitiness (very few esters), a little too clean. Medium malt aroma, slightly sweet with a hint of toastiness. Hop aroma is very plesent and floaral.
FLAVOUR / MOUTHFEEL: Body is thin, Medium to low mouthfeel and adequete carbination. Any maltiness is quickly dismissed as the harsh bitterness takes control (more aparent on the second mouthfull). Very green, raw hop bitterness lingers and lingers and lingers. No balance of malt to hop flavours. Hop flavour is very abundant and over-powering. Hard to detect any malt contributions. No complexity.
OVERALL PERSONAL COMMENT: Excited to try this beer and at first it looked promising. I like hops in my beer (a lot) but in regards to the style of beer and when everything comes together nicely. This beer is strictly for HOP HEADS who don’t mind if there is no flavour balance. Nice to try but no interest in further pours at this point.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from scrizz. Instead of us giving him beers for his birthdat, he gave them to us. It was almost a bizarro world tasting without the beer controller pouring my beer and telling me when to finish. Light buggy nose, some toffee/caramel, and some sharp fruity notes. Golden amber no real head. Somewhat tart with an earthy bitterness in the finish. I don’t get much else in this one. Not really my favorite.
AWS9 (446) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Malt, grassy hops aroma. Sour hop taste. A bit acidic but passable. Never would’ve guessed this was an amber ale from what I was tasting... may need to try this one again.
3fourths (7529) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - AUG 22, 2009
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Slow gusher, popped and left on the counter, a minute later it’s sitting in a pool with a small foam puff rising out of the lip. Bottle conditioned? Cool. Cloudy rust brown body with a fine-bubbled tan head. Infected nose, all isovaleric acid, cheesy, lactic, minerally, blood-like and metallic. Spoilage actually tastes like a poorly made biere de garde or saison, with some minerally, dusty yeast (the bad kind) taking over some of the malt sweetness. Pretty bad.
OntBeerDrinker (346) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
I smelt this smell b4. One small finger of bubbly head. Red to light veary little carbination. Amber in front o me with lots of carbination. Smell is a hoppy beer kinda like a west coast ipa smell. Taste starts of a toffyish or caramelish maltyness but not alot of taste to the malt because the hops dominat this beer and take over quickly. Earthyness taste stays on tounge long and its a earthy light citrus hop taste. Later the cramel or tofee malt show a bit again. Hop heads would really be into this one perhaps. More for the hop head then the malt lover. Not great but not horrid. Cheer’s!
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2011
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle from LCBO. Pours brown with a thin khaki head. Slight slight maltiness on the nose. I’m having trouble describing the taste except to say it tastes off. I don’t get any malt and it tastes like they used poison ivy instead of hops. Metallic aftertaste. Definite drainpour.
garthicus (2471) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 24, 2008
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Appearance: Brown & slimey. Aroma: Skunky, malt and some cut grass. Flavour: Quite ’meh’ some malt in there, I struggled to taste it, a little bitterness too in the finish. I will rate it again I think, but for now ’meh’
Dipso123 (3) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2011 does not count
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
500ml bottle from LCBO. Tastes like bad home brew. Can only hope it was a bad bottle,