beerguy101 (5206) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 8, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on 11/27/2009. This American Strong Ale pours a very nice looking reddish brown color from a 1 liter swing-top bottle. Medium sized white foamy head, with nice retention and good lacing. The aroma is citrusy hops, caramel malts and a touch of sweetness. A medium bodied American Strong Ale. The malts are fruity, caramel and sweet. The hops are citrusy and grapefruity. Nice carbonation. This beer was brewed to emphasize the hops, and it does a nice job. Nice clean citrusy and grapefruity hops balance by some fairly large malts. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
jake65 (2315) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - DEC 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Murky brownish amber pour with two fingers of creamy beige head. Strong aroma is sweet citrus fruit and pine. Grapefruit. Wet hops taste is full of more citrus fruits, lighter in the piney tones, and has a bready maltiness. Bready? At least it was at first. Much smoother malt taste as it warmed.
scooterbub (661) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - DEC 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, but says 8.5%. Pours a murky brown red amber color with a thin, clingy, tan head. Taste is of hops, pine, resin, caramel and malt. The taste pleasantly lingers. The alcohol is hidden well. Similar aroma. Thin, slick body. Very easy to drink and quite enjoyable.
bb (5888) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Rich orange-amber beer with a dark cream colored head. Grapefruit aroma. Caramel and light nutty flavor with grapefruit anf light summer fruits. Medium-plus bodied. OK bitterness. Caramel and grapefruit lingers with light summer fruit.
hopscotch (8212) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle … Mostly clear, dirty orange ale with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. The aroma is a swirl of earthy hoppiness – pine, cat pee, must and resin – to go with a malty note of honey, a touch of alcohol and a hint of lactic acid. Full-bodied and velvety with soft carbonation. The flavor is bold, meaty and bittersweet. Nice malts; mildly tart. Great hop flavor without being overly bitter. Well-balanced, medium-dry, grassy finish.
tunneler (131) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
For a strong ale, the alcohol was well-balanced Despite the name, hops were not strong in the aroma, nor overwhelming to the taste. Wanted this to be a DIPA, but it was good nonetheless.
Rusty (1528) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice reddish brown with a off white head. Aroma is hops, citrus, caramel, malt. Flavor is Citrus, hops, caramel, malt, good amount of bitterness and a little astringent. The first of the Grand Teton cellar reserves that I thought was worth the asking price. Good brew.
fredandboboflo (1570) - East Setauket, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Aroma of grapefruit, hop spice, toffee, maybe a bit of cereal. Flavor kind of muddied with the hops not popping and the malt subtleties turning to vague sweetness. A bit astringent. Ok.
LilBeerDoctor (2816) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to smokepot23. Pours a hazy orange-brown with a thick white head. Aroma of citrus fruits, caramel malt, grapefruit, and garlicky hops. Flavor of sweet caramel malt, garlicky hops. A little sticky and heavy but pretty decent otherwise.
cstuartj (734) - Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great unfiltered look. Nice cream head and lacing. Nose is muted and earthy. Slightly sweet very smooth. Good beer.