JDBaker11058 (1764) - Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: medium amber brown, with a bit of muddy orange highlights, a short, slightly creamy tan head. Aroma: some grassy, lemony hops over a graham cracker malt base. Taste: as the aroma indicated. Finish: a little watery, but balanced. Notes: Decent enough, but not much to this beer at all.
j12601 (9286) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours an almost clear amber brown with a thin to medium sized white head. Big bitter hops on the nose, toast and a bit of malt. Smells a touch burnt oddly enough. Medium bodied, the weird burnt thing from the aroma comes back here, moving into a bitter malt and toast area. Bitter finish with a bit of malt and toast. Drinkable at least.
Hammy78 (949) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle picked up by a friend at Binny’s in Chicago. Pours a true copper with a finger of white head and some spots of lace. Nose is caramel malt and a touch of hop. Tastes malty and a little bitter.
Jow (3226) - New York, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from holiday mix 8. Pours crystal copper with thin quickly dissipating head. Nose of astringent citrus like bathroom air freshener. Tastes of lemon, resin,, malt, vanilla, and metal.
Crit (3729) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy amber,lasting beige head,intense bead.Light malt fore & mid.Very long medium hop bitter finish.Nicely balanced.
BucannonXC5 (1331) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Manzanita pint glass
From: Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, Calif., on Jan. 5, 2013
Misc.: 15th anniversary of Schmaltz Brewing Company on bottle
Poured a caramel orange hazy color with two fingers of off-white head. Below average lacing. Good retention.
Smelled a nice mix of hops and malts. Got icy Cascade hops for sure and maybe rye hops, but there were more. Malts were caramel, toffee and honey among others. Seemed to be a bit earthy. An iced tea whiff and maybe even some sour apple.
Wet Cascade hops come in first with a bitter rye hop finish. In between are grainy, earthy malts along with honey and caramel. Not quite as good as the smell.
Medium body. Oily texture. Average-to-lively (above average) carbonation. Abrupt, bitter finish.
A pretty good beer. Surprised to find out it is listed as an APA. Would have though somewhere between a brown ale, amber or even an IPA. I’d definitely have it again.
robforbes (2134) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a clear pale brown with a large white head, and good lacing.
smell is of caramel, grain, hops, malt, and a touch of citrus.
taste is of caramel, grain, hops, some roasted malt, and a little citrus. ends bitter and somewhat dry.
travita (4743) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. The smell is malty, doughy, hops, pine, fruits, and veggies. A clear look, light beige head, and amber in color. The taste is slight bitterness, hops, pine, and ok.
jkwalking05 (4528) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber in color with a small off-white head. Aroma is of citrus and caramel. Taste is of malt, caramel, citrus, and grass.
PhatB420 (824) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle into a stemmed sierra nevada bulb. Looks nice with an overaly brown and rust balance. Taste is hoppy, mildly bitter and crisp. Aroma is a bit flat, well aged fruit, maybe even spolied, hops are a bit sticky, prevalent is the pale ale tartness that evolves. No superior head, but the brew seems to settle as soon as it rests in the glass. Magnificent tenderness resides with the dry hopped flavour and malted submergence of the tasty hops.