jigglyjock (163) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Little aroma, dominated by Carmel malt. Looks great. Medium amber body. Good malt taste with just enough hops to balance.
mcberko (7813) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Hale’s, pours a clear copper with a small beige head. Aroma brings out gentle bready malts with a subtle hop component - pretty bland and lifeless though. Flavour is about the same, bringing out bready caramel malts balanced with fruity hops. Not a whole lot to this, but it’s balanced decently enough. Okay, but not my thing.
Ferris (6310) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft - Light caramel and pale malts. Clear copper with a decent white head. Light toast malts and caramel with a touch of bitterness. Average.
Travlr (14195) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Unanimous choice for a drainpour by five tasters at the brewpub in Seattle. Seemed to be flavored by added syrup. Not a nice beer.
jsnicholas (301) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: (12oz). Hazy Red. I was having trouble coming up with a way to describe the taste that I did not like on the tail end and another rates called it metallic. I have never thought of that as a flavor, but it does a pretty good job of describing it. Not need to try again.
fiulijn (15436) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Hales Ales Brewery and Pub
Hazy amber color. Dry mouthfeel, with almost no aroma, traces of caramel flavor, fairly bitter and a bit metallic.
This is really the darker sister of their Pale Ale.
luttonm (2774) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz in Seattle. Copper. Pale amber aroma. metallic, quite musty. Nothing terribly interesting, nor unappealing. Ok.
MarkQ (83) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lenin would be proud to drink this stuff. Hints of caramel. Very little foam... low carbonation (or did I just get an old bottle of this stuff).
cfrancis (2593) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy dark amber with a moderate off white frothy head. Aroma is caramel with a nice earthy hop flavours. Taste is caramel and a nice earthly hop bitterness.
Dogbrick (8907) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the brewpub. Hazy reddish-amber color with a medium thin off-white head that dissipates steadily. Short strings of lacing. Caramel malt and hops in the nose. Medium body with flavors of dank malt, caramel and citrusy hops. The finish is mildly bitter with a malt aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.