Braudog (5599) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Milwaukee outlet. Same, pure amber color as their pale ale. But this delivers a nice, stingingly resiny hoppinesss. Big, slippery mouthfeel. Sturdy and earthy. (#5149, 7/5/2013)
Ignatious (15) - Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Beige head with an orange color body. Smaller lacing with hoppy aromas. Malty medium bodied taste. Not phenomenal but not terrible either.
Patrickctenchi (3478) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours slightly cloudy, amber with a short tan head.
Aroma is breadheel, orange-peel, malt.
Taste is a dusty, soft bitter of peels.....
Bread, herbal hops, resin, pepper.
jgb9348 (4661) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy bronze and copper coloured body with a bit of an orange glow and a nice, one centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of fresh hops, apricots, oranges, pine, grapefruit and some solid malt notes, all with a hint of alcohol. Medium-bodied; Assertive grassy and nutty flavours with some good malt backbone, a tiny bit of the hops noticeable in the smell with only the herbal and grassy ones coming through in the flavour. Aftertaste shows some malt notes, a little caramel sugars and a tiny amount of hops. Overall, a bit subdued, especially for the style, but the dry hopping was present as evidenced by the nose, but the flavour and complexity simply weren’t there - this is more of an APA, if that. I sampled this 50cL bottle purchased from Ridgeview Liqour in Green Bay, Wisconsin on 29-July-2012 for US$2.25 sampled at home in Washington on 18-June-2013.
mnmike (1021) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap sampler at a beer festival. Remind me to never drink this while the Vikings are playing the Packers...
dwm1034 (629) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured...or drawn from a firkin / cask at cellar temp at Northtown Taproom in Chicago. Pale orange with thin head; some hops in initial nose...but pretty mild. More malty than ’your usual’ IPA....interesting but not the best. Worth the experiment...
JaBier (4834) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Winking Lizard 5th Annual Real Ale Fest on 3/23/13. Pours a cloudy orange color with a thin white head. Malty and orangy nose with some pine. Malty dank flavor with a piney finish.
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange color with a beige head. Aroma of caramel and toffee. Taste of caramel and tangy hops,medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, sticky, good.
AWISLguy (1196) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap in the Holiday Inn Stadium in Green Bay. Pours a pale orange with an offwhite head leaving some lacing and having a lot of carbonation. Aroma has of pine and heavy toffee malts with a bit of a strange off-kilter smell. Taste is of heavy malts and sweet caramel with some herbalness and some pine. Finishes a bit heavy with some alcohol presence.
Dogbrick (7681) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask version at Winking Lizard’s 5th Annual Real Ale Fest (03/23/13): The beer pours a clear copper color with a medium white head that recedes steadily. Small patches of lacing. Aroma of hops, citrus and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of citrusy hops, bready malt and a bit of caramel. The finish is mildly bitter with a short hoppy aftertaste. Decent overall.