DocLock (8530) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft from Whole Foods Plymouth Meeting. Pours clear dark straw with off-white head. Nose is rauchy pale malt, hopcitrus. Tastes crisp with a well balanced smoky flavor paired with a nice hopcitrus and pale malt backbone. This one is smooth and flavorful, with a clean finish. The crew at Craft Ale House enjoyed this one, as did the King of Crambone.
dphoxie (120) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not my favorite smoked beer. I’ve had it twice recently and the smoke is a little too overbearing. Just too much campfire. The aroma is strong smoke too. I think the base pale ale would be pretty good with a less pronounced smoke. Probably just my personal taste on smoke beers, but this could be dialed back a touch.
rumproasts (4137) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Deep golden with small head. Light malt with moderate smoke. Mild hops. Interesting, but not really my thing.
joshwoodward (572) - - NOV 3, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had a glass as part of a sampler at Reverend in BG. Interesting, slightly smoky, not super hoppy.
Christpuncher (1951) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very smokey flavored ipa. Some is not my favorite flavor but it is still a good beer. Smells smokey and tastes hoppy
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kaser (4083) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange pour from. Draft. White head. Crazy smokey flavor. Lacy white head. Pretty good
chalicemaster (111) - Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
To be honest, the smokiness is a little overwhelming and becomes tiring after just a few sips. Despite that, I did enjoy the playoff between smoke and hops, they handled that well, and it’s certainly more interesting than your average smoked ale.
mzaar (2051) - Varberg, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
På fat. Bärnstensfärgad med givmilt vitt skum. Persika, gräs och svag rökighet i doften. Desto bättre av det mesta i smaken, där rökigheten får större plats, liksom en tropisk fruktighet. Ett rätt besynnerligt öl, men jag gillade det. Fint avvägd beska.
TylerGreenDC (576) - - OCT 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At Snallygaster. More and more we’re seeing beers that don’t precisely fit Ratebeer’s style categories. This is none of those. Both light smoke and hops come through in equal measure. Clever, exceptional beer.
TURDFERGUSON (4024) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Sam’s Blue Light. Pours a slightly hazy straw orange with a steady white head. Nose is smokey, tobacco, light citrus, grassy hops. Flavor is a bit disjointed for me with the smoke cutting into the hops and it just doesn’t harmonize all that well. An fun beer to try though.