IrishBoy (4096) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 1, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1L bottle dated Sept 17 2009 from Enniskillen and BevMo Salinas. Nose of toffee, floral hops, a little pine, and raisins. Very malty yet hoppy. Cloudy copper with a big, glass lacing beige head. Flavor is moderately bitter, fruity with caramel maltiness. Quite decent hoppy ale!
badgerben (4850) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 28, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Copper color with a medium head. Very light orange aroma. Some cooked vegetables in the flavor. Sickly sweet caramel. Not much bitterness at all.
DuffMan (9498) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enormous bottle, shared with Parksy. Pours a hazy copper with a fluffy white head. Aroma is sweet, some peachy fruit, marmalade, and caramel. Something bordering on plastic as well (Parksy thought it was alcohol-- fusels maybe?). sweet sticky palate, with more fruity hops hinted at in the aroma. Disappointing bitterness. There is no way that I believe this is 100 IBUs. Anyway, this just didn’t come together in the end, especially for the price.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - MAY 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma - very malt forward, tons of caramel with piney/citrusy hops floating around in the background.
Appearance - hazy copper body, off-white 1" cap, quick dissipation
Taste - seemes on the brewed tea side of things with some with some spicy/caramel malt combo being helped out by the obvious addition of piney hops.
Overall - reminded me of a really small barleywine in many ways. Not bad, but far, far overpriced for what is charged.
mar (5238) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. deep amber with a cream head. nose is heavy with piney hops, citrus notes, and caramel. nice on the palate, flavor is not as piney or as hoppy as i was hopping for but, the flavor is nice and refreshing.
AmEricanbrew (6727) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of bu11zeye. Clear amber color/ beige head. Big pine sap, grassy, tea leaf hoppy aromas with sharp caramel. Sharp caramel flavor with an over steeped tea leaf astringency.
bu11zeye (12684) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(1L swing-top bottle) Pours a lightly hazy amber body with a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, grass, cherry, and herbs. Flavor of caramel, some roasted malt, earth, citrus, and grass.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at papago 3/4/10.
dark hazy copper tinted reddish-brown with a lasting tan head and loads of drippy lacing.
nice aroma of mellow resinous pine, grapefruit/citrus candy, caramel, browned sugar and spicy earthy hops.
the flavor is dirty and full of dirty hoppy dryness... spiciness, citrus, caramel, grass, pine and a lightly bitter finish make up the rest. it is a touch too sweet for what i’d ideally like but, man are there a bunch of fresh delicious hops in here.
the creamy medium-full body is softly carbonated yet kept crisp. 7/4/7/3/16/3.7
Mora2000 (6154) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours orangish-brown with a white head. The aroma is lots of caramel malt with some nice hop character. The flavor is a great mix of caramel malt and piney hops. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. This is only my second beer from these guys, but I have been very impressed with the two I have tried.
thirdeye11 (6043) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(1L fliptop bottle thanks to bu11zeye) clear deep orange, citrus fruits, grains, oranges, with a nice oily finish.