CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle: pours a transparent dark golden with a stringy-lacing white head. Has a lightly sweet pale malty nose with a fresh resinous hop character. Starts with pretty good fullness and mild sweetness with a clean hoppy bitterness before a drier bittersweet finish. Has good hop flavor and drinkability.
Ughsmash (7097) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Poured a lovely shade of coppery-orange with a creamy cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up juicy orange, mango, and pineapple over caramel, a touch of molasses, and something earthy/fruity that I couldn’t quite place. The flavor opened with bitterness and a bit of sourness.. caramel and dark bready sweetness at the core.. quite bitter on the edges, but aside from a mild citrus component, the bitterness was nondescript.. finished bitter with some fruity and caramel sweetness. Light-medium bodied and bitter as mentioned on the palate.. I enjoyed the nose, but it was downhill for me after that.
crossovert (6970) - Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
355ml bottle. Salty, harshly yeasty, slight artificial lime. This beer really sucks.
Ibrew2or3 (6779) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours clear copper with light tan head. The aroma offers up sweet malts, some malt roastiness, a bit of nuttiness and then slivers of sweet dark fruity esters with some tingling spicy hops and molasses. The taste is similar with more malts than I was expecting with some decent malt roastiness, a bit of biscuit and then it flows into clean spicy to earthy to a bit pine resiny like hops. Into the finish some grainy malts make an appearance as do a bit of sweet dark fruity esters. Pretty nice level of hops that seem to be at about equal strength to the malts plus esters.
j12601 (6584) - 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.
DuffMan (6494) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with TylerDurden. Light amber, average foamy head. Lightly toasty caramel, moderately hopped, nicely balanced-- fits the bill as a tasty session brew.
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Volo
Aroma fresh mineral-hop notes , sweet and fairly soft. Herbal finish. 7-
Appearance poured amber with large thick beige top. Some lace shown.3+
Flavor and Palate : light bodied. Interesting hop profile. Soapy, slightly woody with spicy hop hints.
Ernest (6148) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off white, mostly lasting.
Body is medium to dark amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain/bread, caramel), moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit), with a light note of diacetyl.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic, lightly astringent.
Ordinary aroma, a bit buttery. Ok flavor balance, although a bit citric. Nice lasting head, but overall a pretty bog standard pale ale.
DrSilverworm (6002) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Thin light khaki head. Clear orange color. Decent lace. Thicker, stronger carbonation keeps this from being too drinkable. Light bitter, kind of toasted taste. Some hops, but more resiny malts. It’s light, and has decent flavor, but I wouldn’t pick it for a session (I wouldn’t want to drink two of these in a row). Also, 5.6% is a bit high for a "session ale"
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, clear amber color with short foam, dry malty cardboard aroma and flavor, some hoppiness but pretty bland overall