Beerman6686 (3560) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a medium amber color with a beige head. Aroma was nice medium bitter/citrus hops with a nice mellow smokienes to it too. Flavor was a great balance of caramel malt, citrusy hops, and light smoke. Very interesting stuff.
Capa (1935) - Manama, BAHRAIN - JUN 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange with a white head. Light smoke, sweet malt, and fruity nose. Noticeable smoke in flavor but not ham like, just a solid hint. Bitter citrus hops, lightly sweet malts. Real interesting and a smoked beer I could go a few rounds with.
blipp (5476) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with an off white head. Malty sweet aroma with some light citric notes. The flavor has pale malts, light smoke, a light sweetness, and some floral hops. Good stuff.
JaBier (4352) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the 2nd Annual Winking Lizard Real Ale Fest. Pours clear gold with a medium beige head. Earthy hop flavor with malt and smoke. Malty flavor up front with some bread and caramel notes before a bacony smoke finish.
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed on tap at the brewery in a pub glass. The beer pours a medium amber color with a moderate white head. Subtle hop character comes through in the aroma, mimicking the English version of pale ale, rather than the more aggressively hopped American variant. This is also reflected in the more prevalent level of malt character in the nose: subtle caramel. The palate also reflects the more malty and subtle characters of English pale ale. Earthy hop flavor comes through, as does a level of bitterness that is fairly light, and mostly overshadowed by malt. The description includes smoke, but this is undetectable. The finish is clean and about neutral. Overall, a nicely crafted beer that lacks any outstanding characteristic in either the positive or negative realm.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
reddish brown with large white head. hoppy nose. moderate carbonation. some bitterness before herbal and citrusy hop notes, touch of crystal malt, perhaps a little smoke towards the end, but nothing i would discern if not told. decent version of the style
fiver29 (1025) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery pours amber/brown color with off white head. Aroma is not that impressive. Mostly grain with a hint of smoke. Has a medium mouthfeel. Flavor is smoke, caramel, and finishes with a touch of hops. This is a nice brew. Its a bit different thatís for sure. The components described are all there, but just seem a little wierd and donít necessarily balance each other as well as Iíd like. And its a bit too sweet. But still nice to drink.
MIBRomeo (2460) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish brown pour, thick tan head w/ sticky lace. Grainy plain aroma, w/ a touch of smoke. Avg pal. Smoky flavor some light grains, touch of grass in the finish. odd but ok.
kujo9 (1091) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
10/3/07 on tap @ the brew pub: Chestnut brown w/ a lasting light beige medium sized head. I was a bit put off by the aroma @ first w/ a bit of a smokey phenolic that when combined w/ the cascade hops is not all that pleasant to me! Sort of a spicy (not in a good way) plasticky mess at first... Ah, but wait until it warms! Caramel and toasted malts come through as it warms, and the hops and smoked aroma intermingle pleasantly w/ the malts, and become quite appealing when warmed after 10 minutes. The hops, also slightly soapy at first, loses itís soapy character. The flavor is well balanced in the bitter/sweet, but has a bit of the soapy hop flavor when chilled. It dissipates as it warms to lightly citrus, smoked malt and a lightl toasted caramel malt flavors that evenly balance each other. The finish is dry and smokey, crisp, and has a lightly smoked malt/citrusy hop flavored aftertaste. Medium body, medium carbonation, again a crisp, yet smooth m/f. Very well used smoked malt. A little more than an undertone IMHO, but stilll well used. I was a bit apprehensive @ the start w/ using smoked malt with citrusy hops, but as it warmed, it worked extremely well. At first I thought I was a bit put off by the "fake" smokey phenolic, but it improves in a hurry!
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Darker amber pour with small white head. Aroma was cascades and a touch of roasted malt. Taste was citrus and resiny hops balanced with both a caramel sweetness and a roasted malt touch to it. Really nothing too crazy about this beer, itís like burning river with some roasted malts tossed in.