douglas88 (6306) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Bike Bar. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. A big sweet toffee, caramel and fruity hop nose. The flavor is more with spices, caramel, light dust, some orange peel, balanced. Quite flavorful and very smooth. Excellent.
Hammy78 (769) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Kensington Wine Market in Calgary. Pours a true dark copper, white head, clingy lace. Smells sweet , malty, caramel, spice, hops. Tastes of sweet malt and citrus hop, caramel again. Really well balanced
Gription79 (2309) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on draft at the brewery. There are big American hops that are balanced against the big caramel/sugar/malt sweetness. The alcohol well is hidden, I can feel its warming effect.
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Amber with under a finger of off-white foam which is centralized with a cap. Excellent clarity. Spotty lace.
S: Semi-sweet caramel and toffee malts with an English tone and some citric and herbal hops. Nice nose
T: Sweet, malty, hoppy and woody. The oxidation on the beer is a bit off putting, but oddly seems to match the beer. A little too bitter.
m: Medium bodied with moderate mouthfeel. Semi slick finish.
O: Not bad for a winter beer. Appreciate the reservation to use a bunch of herbs or spices. Nice beer.
Serving type: bottle
JohnGalt1 (586) - , Idaho, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pounder can picked up tonight at Brewer’s Haven Nampa.
Descent off-white head... good drapes of lacing atop a nice hop hazed orange brew.
Nose is juicy citrus with hints of caramel to provide just enough malty interest.
This is my type of winter ale... tons of hops with not that much bitterness... the bitterness actually shows late toward the finish as a pithy citrus bite... the lite caramel malt is a good counterpoint to the resinous hops... finish is measured in minutes.
Pretty solid medium body accentuated by the oily hoppiness... smooth lite/medium carbonation... very very yummy... I wish I hadn’t shared.
This kind of "winter" brew can only happen in the NW.... and pretty much perfected.
mackRIS (34) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from can. Clear burgundy orange. Aroma is caramel, citrus, floral, and earthy. Taste is spicy, citrus, and floral with a solid bitterness. Balanced with a medium body and malt sweetness.
Brentv (398) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a growler fill. Dark copper. Citrus aroma. Taste is caramel and citrus, a little sweet maltiness, nicely bitter. Good carbonation, medium mouthfeel. This is a very nice beer with an almost IPA-like hoppiness.
cudashots (1) - - NOV 14, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
amazing. first organic beer. sorry for jumping. had to pull the tab on #2 twenty minutes later. I’m smiling. seriously I just said that. this is good
BEERJACK33 (1) - Bonney Lake, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Excellent beer. Great malt hop balance. Hits my soft spot for Centennial and Simcoe. Also redeems my experiences with organic beers.
chuckstout (269) - Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can-Carmaly, malty and some citrus aromas. Pours a burgandy with a yellowish head and great lacing. Great balance between hops and caramel malts. Good body and finish.