Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle that pours orange with a small head. Aroma is mostly malt with some caramel. Some hop presence along with a mellow dough taste. Nice mouthfeel and not as bad as I thought it would be.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 18, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
In the bottle. A gift from Bill Baburek. Pours amber in color with a non-existent head. I’m about to generalize here and state that beer that makes you burp is usually bad beer. This one folks is a burper. It has a very subtle caramel malt aroma, but no hop aroma. Tingly and crisp in flavor, this has plenty of calcium carbonate. A little more malt flavoring than your average macro, but not much more. I liken this to the old "Governor’s Ale" that was carried by the Harris Teeter grocery chain (made by the Virginia Brewing Co.) many years ago.
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours out a clear light copper color with about an inch of off white head that dies quickly. Aroma is light with malt and a faint grassiness. Taste was more malt than anything with caramel sweetness being the only real component to stand out. Maybe a faint hoppiness in the slightly bitter dry after taste but that might be stretching it. Body was light to medium with good carbonation. Drinkability was decent enough, not a bad beer just not a typical pale ale. I would definitely take this over the macros but this is below average.
Tmoney99 (10099) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured a dark amber with an average rocky white head that lasted the majority of the brew. Average hoppy aroma. Medium body and average flavor with a medium bitter at finish. Good ale.
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 10, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very, very cold from store cooler. Amber with very little head retention. Aroma smells a bit like iron. Only the slightest malt flavor balanced with a slight hops flavor. Finishes a little macro swill like. It is slightly better that most macro swill, likely by intention. Nothing offensive, nothing exciting; a near perfect 2.5.
Braudog (5493) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reddish amber with a standard slippery head. The aroma is vaguely malt or caramel. The flavor started with an unexpected tartness, followed with a sweet tangy finish.
jimhilt (2377) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 30, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a white, one-fingered head, fades quickly and leaves some lace. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied. Clear amber color. Light malt nose. Starts with a mix of hops and sweetness and finishes smooth like the brewer says - no bitter aftertaste. $1.25 for a 12oz bottle from Liquor Barn Lexington, KY.
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 24, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle. Copper color, negligable head. Light malty nose...some toasty and bread. Mellow malty flavor. Light/thin body. Sligh suggestion of hops in the finish and a slight touch of fruitiness. Not half good. Certainly doesn’t fulfill my taste for robust ales. Not one I’ll need to revisit.
shrubber85 (6978) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light fruity malt aroma - subtle. Coppery red color - little head. Cherry malt flavor - slightly sweet and slightly tart - quite enjoyable.
SpringsLicker (3046) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 10, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear light amber color and a quickly falling off white head start out when this one is poured.
Musty malt aroma reminds me of a damp basement.
Not really much flavor going on either good or bad, melded with a watery palate make this a forgettable brew.