BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
thanks to skyview for sharing. Brown with a faint toffee nose. Strong pine and grapefruit malts in the sweet body. Hints of toffee.
JK (4157) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another from Skyview’s growler. Good hop and malt flavor, with very intense hop flavors. Some grapefruit, pine, and fruit. Thick and heavy on the palate. This is an exceptionally full bodied and full flavored apa.
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from Skyview. Dark brown color with no head. A little nutmeg aroma. Chalky body with some spice and caramel malt. Slight roasted malt bitterness.
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - FEB 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler courtesy of Skyview (thanks!). Dark amber in color with a small whitish head. There is some kind of toffee or caramel malt on the nose with citrus hop. The flavor is more of the same but no toffee here and a bit more appearance of the hops.
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at the Hereford & Hops brewpub in Wausau, Wisconsin. Pours a clear dark copper amber brew with an average-sized, off-white head that quickly dissipates to a fine film and white ring. The top head leaves behind some spotty lacing. Aroma of light caramel malt, distinct piney hops and grapefruit zest with a touch of tangerine. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonation with a dark pale ale character with flavors of grapefruit zest, piney hops and some roasted caramel malt. Finish is semi-dry, with a piney/grapefruit aftertaste that lingers well after the finish. I would almost consider this as an American Pale Ale but the higher alcohol level brings this to an American Strong Ale.