RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice caramel apple aroma, flavor is a bit odd, though. Distinct green apple skin notes. Still, not bad.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown pour with an off white Aroma is sweet orange, medium malt, candied fruit, spice, yeast. Taste is sweet orange, candied fruit ,spicy hops,
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: deep amber and blood orange. Pithy and slightly pink hued head fades into a thin film with thick edges. Swirls thick but no lace.
Nose: yeasty, doughy, spicy. Mandarin orange zest and skin rich with oils. Mango, kiwi, coconut shavings; juicy and intense. Apples and pears mingle with cinnamon in the back. Candied sugar with an essence of paprika and cumin.
Palate: smooth, mouth coating, full, and clings to top of tongue. Big spice in the middle, top, and back of throat; permeates and lingers long. Candied sugars with paprika and cumin. Apple skins are tannic, bitter, and juicy at same time; essence of the fruit freshly picked from an orchard. Mango and mandarin honey. Lips are sticky with spiced apples and mango. Tickle of heat in the back; glowing.
Final Thoughts: while the Holy Mackerel Golden Ale will always have a special place in my heart and in my life, I have to give Panic Attack props. Itís now my favorite beer from Gordash Brewing.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Samís in Durham. Pours dark orange with thin beige head. Nose of candied sugar, Belgian funko yeast, wheat, and candied orange/orange zest. Super sweet smelling... and super sweet tasting. I canít really do this kind of American quad.
Ibrew2or3 (7361) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ah Gordash, what have you got here? Pours copper Ė amber with gold hues and thin white head. The aroma is fruity and off kilter a bit, in a good way. I get prunes, cranberries, cherries and pineapple mixing with subtle and soft yeasty spices. The taste is starts with smooth prunes brightened up with raisins and near tart cranberries creating a pleasing sensation that is a bit palate cleansing as well as snappy and crisp. OK, Iím really digginí this. It picks up more raisins, brown sugar and yeasty spices toward the finish. Wow! Well done.
Butters (3946) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not as good as their other brews. Clear dull golden pour. sweet and alcohol and some cinnamin spice quality. Not bad, but unique. Iíd like to try this aged...
adrian910ss (2412) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz 2010 bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy golden orange with a thick and foamy cream colored head. Aroma of papaya, zesty lemon, pineapple notes and toothpaste. Taste of candied malt, papaya, zesty lemon, banana, bread dough notes, toothpaste and medicine. Strange brew but not bad
jcwattsrugger (11373) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottleĖpours an offwhite head with slightly hazed amber color. Aroma is sweet orange, medium malt, candied fruit, spice, yeast. Taste is sweet orange/candied fruit/spice hops, medium malt-caramel/bread, yeast, slight alcohol. 3.7
nick76 (4304) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is weird but not in a bad way. It has this citrus pineapple banana things going on and I canít help but wonder if it is only yeast and hops or is there fruit in this one. Itís so fruity I canít get much else out of it. Itís estered to the max! The appearance is amber gold with a large foamy head. The taste is like the aroma and again itís one of the strangest beers that I have had. Itís a bit sour to go along with the sweet and its also strong. The palate is thick. Overall a really really odd beer but I dig it.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle via trade with smith4498 - Pours a hazy amber color with a 3/4 finger thick light tan head. Light lacing. Aroma is esters, spice, and yeast. Flavor is lightly sweetened malt, esters, spice, and yeast. Medium body. A decent beer. Thanks Jason.