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Our Alligator Ale is a rich mahogany colored ale with a surprisingly smooth finish. This beer is perfectly balanced with flavors of dark malts and hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2005
Draught: This is one of those rare few where the appearance is just not even close to what it should be. Clear light brown, totally see through, with a small off-white head. The aroma has a bit of caramel and roasted malt, but it comes through as a very subtle hint of very dark roasted malt - almost like this one was brewed using mostly pale malts and then a touch of roasted barley or black patent just for color. The flavor belays the same impression - subtle hints of bitter roasted malt, caramel, and a tiny hint of coffee. Again, it feels forced. The body is way too thin, almost watery, medium carbonation, finishing watery without aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pailhead (4413) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2005
On tap: Aroma of sweet roasted coffee. Appearance is way too light for a porter. Transparent reddish-brown with a small off-whitehead. Caramel and light roastiness up front and some hints of sourness in the middle. Light coffee in the finish. Rather thin. Doesn’t taste too bad, but really lacking in appearance and mouthfeel for a porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (18944) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2005
Draught at the Pembroke Pines, FL location. Very dark brown. Roasty coffee aroma. Medium dry with clean hard mouthfeel. Fairly hoppy and grapefruity with long salty finish. The flavours are all there, but the malt profile/mouthfeel is hard and lifeless.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Smoke3Smokes (72) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - AUG 14, 2005
go gators. drank this in gator country and got a damn good buzz off it. I dont think it is made of gator.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2005
On tap at the Bradenton location. Poured a medium to dark mahogany color with a small head. Caramel and lighter chocolate in the aroma. Stronger chocolate and some roasted malts in the taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4144) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2005
This is a good beer. It has a roasted chocolate taste that is a little weak but the hop bitterness is in there. A good beer to have with pork or pasta. Sweet roasted malt aroma. Light brown color.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Thanks to the Hops Grillhouse and Brewery for serving a minor. Deep brown in color with hints of ruby when held up to the light. Poor head retention with little to no lacing. Served way too cold. The aroma was very bad! Not much to speak of. No hop presense in the aroma. Barely anything. Very low hop presense which is the low point of the beer but a full malt body makes up for it. Hints of chocolate, alcohol, roasted coffee and roasted malts. A really "sweet" porter. Smooth finish but a little too smooth. Needed more of a hop bite on the tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChazyRPh (582) - Chazy, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2004
Manchester CT location, Deep garnet pour with again no head dur to bartender error. Roasted malt aroma, dark chocolate. Nicely roasted malt flavor. Chocolate again, good lacing on the glas. Nice bitternedd along the middle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DYCSoccer17 (3226) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 18, 2004
On tap at Manchester, CT location. Roasty, rich, sweet chocolatey-milk aroma. Mildly hazy dark mahogany color with some transparency. Small tan head. Start is coffee/chocolate with roasted notes. Middle is pretty grainy and a tad thin. Needs some more smokiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mongkut4 (132) - Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2004
Pretty drinkable beer. I would prefer more malt and less hops. Overall the closest thing Hops serves to what I like.

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