heemer77 (5174) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 24, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark orange that is almost an amber color. The aroma is nice tobacco with some caramel. There is also a little bit of peanut. The taste has some nutty caramel. There is also a little tart apple with some hay. Interesting concoction.
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz. bottle: Pours darker orange with little to no head. Aromas are very light, hard to pick up the faint caramel malt, some light grassiness as well. Flavor is grainy, but so very light. Where are the hops? Better than most macros, but that isn’t saying much.
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 (11905) - 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 (6014) - Phoenix, Arizona, 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 (2469) - 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.