Steve_0 (1931) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home. Pour is deep caramel with a fluffy white head and good lacing. Grass, fruit peel, light bread, biscuit, straw, somewhat husky aroma. Taste is bland, husk, grass, straw, wet-dog, light caramel, and bread with a light bitter finish. Light body with high carbonation. Too malty and bland for my liking. Meh.
alcaponejunior (433) - Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light brown and a little hazy, head and lace were pretty decent.
Aroma is nice. Reminds me kinda of their Coney Island Lager, truth be told. A good blend of hops and malts. There’s a little citrus, some floral, some grasses and grains, and some nice hops. Also there’s bread, biscuit, caramel, and toast. Maybe some toffee. Flavors mesh perfectly with the aroma, they’re very complimentary. A well balanced beer.
Body is medium and pretty thick really for a moderate ABV beer.
Quite enjoyable, I’m quite happy that I have five of these left.
Beerathon (794) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Easy drinking pale ale with a sweet malt backbone. Hazy deep orange color with 1-finger head and lingering lacing. Good stuff.
jcnielsen (1330) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a copper color with white head. Grassy, resiny, piney, hoppy aromas. Hoppy, bread, toasted cracker flavors. Alright.
RSRIZZO (1845) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle (courtesy of Headbanger) poured into a Shaker at 38°. Color is a murky orange brown with mellow carbonation and a thin tight head. Aroma of caramel and lightly roasted malts. It has a bold medium body with a creamy mouth feel. Flavor of caramel, citrus and apple backed by hop spice and a nice bitterness. In the after taste the fruits come up a bit more before fading out leaving the spice to linger. Overall this is a very well balanced and tasty brew.
bhensonb (9866) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Whole Foods in Folsom, CA. Pours slightly hazy copper with a slight white head. Aroma is more floral than anything. Med body or less. Flavor is lightly resin with floral. There’s lightly roasty caramel for background. A bit too towards amber I’d say, but it’s certainly drinkable. Has a nicely bitter finish.
shadey (1823) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy melon orange with a quickly diminishing head of tight white bubbles. A small cake of head is all that remains inside of a ring around the edge of the glass. Aroma is floral and piney. Flavors are spicy bitterness from front to back. Not bad.
Trev (1778) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
mahogany pour with a medium head.
aroma is burnt caramel, fruity, light resiny hop.
Thin watery body. caramel malt. thin resiny hop.
not enough going on in this one to keep it solid.
JDBaker11058 (1069) - 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 (6403) - 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.