vlan1 (124) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank from can as cans were intended. Slightly sweet bread smell. Solid but not malty backbone with a fair grassy/ piney hop presence. Thin mouthfeel. Refreshing
jrob21 (2285) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another can from the same recent trade. A little less entertaining here but still sessionable and drinkable. A little thin but you definitely get some toffee and caramel malt working. Slight grass hops but faint again. Finish is earthy and grassy. Ok but not incredibly exciting.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz can) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of pine, grass, caramel, and herbs. Flavor of caramel, grass, biscuit, florals, and pine with a moderately dry finish.
superspak (2115) - Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce can into pint glass, no canning date. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy orange amber color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, caramel, toast, biscuit, wheat, floral, grass, herbal, light honey, light pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of hop and malt notes; with decent strength. Taste of grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, caramel, toast, biscuit, floral, grass, herbal, light pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Light earthy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, orange/lemon zest, floral, grass, light pine, caramel, toast, biscuit, and floral/toasted earthiness on the finish for a bit. Nice complexity and robustness of hop and malt flavors; with a nice hop/malt flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a slightly creamy, smooth, and moderately crisp/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a nice session amber ale. Good balance and complexity of hop and malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
nuplastikk (4088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can. Slightly hazy orange-red body, some tiny floaties. Big frothy head. I’m not so keen on the aroma, but it is really not so bad, just your classic cherry tinged amber malt. A lot better to sip on that to sniff at. Nice medium body, very clean and drinkable, while displaying some interesting specialty malt tones. Balanced, easy going beer. OK.
wnoble (1206) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy amber with a lasting head. Nose is sticky malts, caramels, toffee citrus, heady hops, and a touch of smoke. Flavor is toffee, toasty, bready, citrus, flowery. Full complex malt profile that seems to work well. Finishes with pungent bitterness. Pretty solid beer.
SSSteve (3631) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy amber. Bread and crystal malt. Maris flavor with some earthy hops. Nice and malty. Medium body with residual sweetness.
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source. Clear deep golden color. Aroma of lightly toasted csramel ctaste is tiast, light buttetscotch, light nutella. Nice.
BeerandBlues2 (8988) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is toast and nutty malt, caramel notes, earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is malt and hop balanced, and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
jake65 (2513) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can, courtesy of JStax – thanks! Medium depth amber colored pour with a decent beige head. Lots of sticky lacing. Nose is rather mild; a little citrus and floral complimented by caramel malts. The flavor is somewhere in between an APA and Amber. Good citrus hops flavors, light florals, and caramel malt. Not a lot of malt support, but enough to soften the dominance of the hops.