brentfeesh (1207) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - MAR 13, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iíve got to believe that this is the beverage I tasted (simply given the "best by" date). Thanks JHop. 12oz bottle, best by 4/06. Pours deep amber, with nice carbonation and a light lasting head. The aroma is malty grain, a bit grassy and spicy. Also metallic (tin) hints like you might get from a can. The flavor is sweet malt with orange hints and spicy hops that lead to a nice bitter, semi-dry finish. There is a taste in there I donít care for (or perhaps itís a combination of flavors)?perhaps orange caramel mixed with alcohol? The body is heavy, but I thought overly so for this brew. Also some alcohol warmth. Not too bad. Just not my favorite combination of flavors or mouth feel.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAR 12, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2006 Clear, deep copper color with big tan head. Aroma has caramel, orange peel, hints of vanilla and cinnamon. Flavor is malty, with a fair amount of caramel, cinnamon, touch of nutmeg and herbal hops. Finish is malty, with a fairly strong bitterness.
Re-rate: 12oz bottle - medium amber/red color with tiny light tan head. Aroma is malty, slightly soody, hint of cinnamon and vanilla, with faint whiff of noble hops and notes of sour oranges and caramel. Flavor is malty, fair amount of caramel, bit metallic, with a solidly bitter finish.
SpringsLicker (3035) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 10, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark amber color with a large off-white head.
Bready, caramel malt aroma.
Moderately bitter with some sweetness.
This needs something, I canít put my finger on it. Perhaps it needs a few months to mellow out.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Must and dough on the aroma with some earthy hops. Thick off-white head with some stickiness. Rich and full bodied, almost syrupy. Lots of fruity flavor, deep with cherries and lemons , with some piney hops. Kind of a not as good version of Snoqualmie Avalanche.
TheEnemy (562) - Chicago, USA - MAR 4, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Degarth for this one (via trade). Pours clear medium copper with long-lasting puffy white head that leaves nice webs of Brussels lace. Big hoppy floral & citrus aroma reminiscent of a PNW-style IPA but with more caramel malt. The malt also dominates the flavor, bolstered by hops that are more piney than fruity or floral, though those qualities make a comeback as the beer warms. Medium mouthfeel with tingly palate. Interesting hybrid of English ESB finesse and American smash-mouth flavor. Works quite well for me.
sloth (2382) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium sized light tan head, retention is good, lace is sticky and stringy. clear copper/amber hued ale. Nose is lightly spicey hops, a little fruit, melon. Body is med/light, good mouthfeel. Juicey hops, citrus and some pine, malts are a little toasty, some bubblegum showing up, caramel, kinda wacky/tastey, hmmm. Dry hoppy finish, nice bite.
weepingsuds (222) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - FEB 21, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent. Nice copper hue, with a deep presence in the mug that says drink me. There is a nice sweet malt flavor that overlays a slightly arousing mix of flavors, but nothing I can really stamp my finger on. Decent is all
CMUBEERMAN (421) - - FEB 19, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Didnít mind this beer...pretty good actually. Pours a deep copper w/ some decent white head. Aroma is hoppy and malty...and has some citrusy/sour/sweetness. Taste fairly bitter and dry...definitely the sweetness is from the malt. The aftertaste is a bit too much and shows that the beer is a bit unbalanced. Mouthfeel is very dry and the beer has a light body...my favorite clipper city so far.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a deep copper color with a small compact creamy off-white head, aromas of floral and piney hops, citrus. flavor is hoppy bitter, but not to overwhelming, sweet malts are present, as well as some citrus. good body, good brew.
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a deep red color. Scents of fruit. Iím not sure if I liked this one, but Iím not sure that I didnít either. The initial flavors of hops and malt stayed evenly throughout the taste with no discernable beginning or finish. Tasted sweet but something was missing. I would have it again though. Thanks goldtwins for the bottle.