Syzzer (449) - Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light brown in color. A little malty, a little bitter. Alcohol nose. This is not a smooth beer. Listed as an Amber on RB, but claims to be a Brown on the label.
dnstone (1984) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 18, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malty aroml Amber in color with no head. Malty, but simple...a bit watery with a dirty edge. Just "ehh" on this one.
hoppyho (56) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 9, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark, fairly clear, amber with 3 cm of off-white head that is slowly diminishing. Aroma of toasty malt and some hops, balanced. Initial flavor is malty, doughy. Flavor then balances out with a solid hop presence and some alcohol. Medium body, light carbonation, light lacing.
Frank (2188) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is a strong American pale ale w/ a hoppy nose and mild bitterness. It pours a nice amber color w/ a creamy white head of mixed sized bubbles. The nose is really the best part here. It is light w/ bright floral notes and just a touch of malt. This is a dry beer overall w/ a firm but subdued bitterness in the finish, which unfortunately is just a tad metallic. Itís texture is light and it has vigorous carbonation just short of being fizzy. A touch of astringency comes out in the finish. This isnít a knock-out punch in any regard but remains quite tasty and drinkable despite some very minor flaws.
wlajwl (2897) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is malts and very earthy hops, similar to an EPA. The flavor is earthy hops mixed with a mild sweetness. Not a flavor blast but a solid ale the same.
cmonster (897) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Dark orange with a medium sized head. Good lace. Nutty, caramel, and fruity aroma. Medium body, hoppy, sweet caramel malt flavor, and a mildly hopped finale. Nice.
IPAsavedMYlife (335) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2012
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Nose is big time american pale ale; Some sweeter honey and caramel notes apparent. Nice size fairly loose head with quick dissipation. Taste - ugh, what a mess. tastes kind of like rotten tree bark, many of the beer flavors are undistinguishable, bitter, caramelly, vanilla. I donít know what went wrong here, but a drain pour. What a shame, some of their others are so great. Enjoyability 1/5.
seymour (1099) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted from bottle into nucleated pint glass. Poured a clear, deep amber color with thick, creamy, persistent off-white foam with excellent lace. Donít drink from the bottle, this is a REALLY good-looking beer. Aromas of bread, light caramel, stronger than expected floral hops, fruity ale yeast esters. Flavor was reminiscent of a malty English Pale Ale or Best Bitter. Solid citrusy hop bitterness balanced out the sweetness. Medium body, well-rounded mouthfeel, strong carbonation splashed it all around, mellow apricot fruitiness in finish. Definitely a well-crafted, tasty brew.
Anova167 (210) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours with a nice head. Earthy aroma. More hops flavor than i expected, but a bit dull. Better than I expected.
j12601 (5609) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap for growler fills at Half Time. Pours a hazed amber with a thin white beige head. Gritty hops, grainy and earthy malt, sweet lemony citrus and grapefruit. Medium bodied, grainy malt, toast, caramel and earth. A touch empty, finishing up with a long bitterness.