brokensail (9096) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Great Divide. Golden orange pour with a white head. Floral hops, orange, and a bready malt nose. Sort of doughy, a bit of caramel, and earth. Flavor is big on the dough sweetness. Biscuit, caramel, bread, and toast. Some grass, earth, and a hint of orange.
Lubiere (9028) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A golden ale with a thin white head. A light hopped malt aroma. In mouth, a crisp malt with nice c-hops. Medium bodied. On tap at brewery, 24 Jan. 2009.
Ratman197 (8463) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear golden amber with a large lasting off white head. Aromas of bread, light carmel and a hint of earthiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of bread, light carmel and a hint of grapefruit rind with a lingering lightly bitter finish.
BeerandBlues2 (8442) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours mahagony-tea with a tall creamy off-white head. Floral fragrant hop and caramel malt (hay) aroma. Bitter hop caramel malt flavor with rind citrusy and soapy notes. Medium bodied, clean and fizzy dry palate.
hopscotch (8362) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... Hazy, copper ale with a large, creamy, off-white head. Excellent retention. Yeasty, citrusy aroma. Lightly bitter, acidic flavor with a pink grapefruit, lemony slap to the palate. Light to medium-bodied and mildly creamy with lively carbonation. Short, crisp, acidic finish. Not really malty or smooth. A bit too acidic. Will have to try another bottle some day to make sure this one isn’t off just a bit. Enjoyable. Refreshing.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a medium and see through copper color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, flowers and citrus. Tastes of caramel and some hops. Thinner body.
FatPhil (8089) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 14, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2009 Rating is average of 2 tastings - bottle and keg
355ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki , American Week 2007).
Typical unsophisticated US style overrelyance on hops to carry a beer. Unbalanced, lacking a full malty body, and instead being sticky and sweet. (4-3-5-3-12=2.7)
Keg (Pikkulintu, Helsinki, American Weeks 2009)
Pleasant, gingery, hoppy. OK quaff. Sherbet finish, sweet palate. Nice. (6-4-7-3-13=3.3)
JoeMcPhee (8053) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Copper coloured beer with a white head. Aroma is of sweet biscuit and cookie dough maltiness. Some earthy hops. There is also a lot of butterscotch aroma in this. Flavour is sweet and caramelly, earthiness in the back. There is a bit of bitterness in back, but definitely malt accented. Reminds me a lot of Fireweed Brewing’s Pale Ale.
maeib (8041) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A copper to gold coloured beer with an off-white head. Great piney hops in the aroma with the taste being bitter and hoppy and having nice sweet notes too. Long finish with pine. A bit of sting at the end. Very good.
daknole (8002) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber pour, medium white head. Aroma smells of an IPA, flavor is a mix of a pale ale and an IPA. Too bad the pale ale gets the better of the IPA. This is a great beer after a hot game of beach volleyball. Crisp and refreshing.