obguthr (4769) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tea, cooked vegetables, and cereal grain nose, sawdust also present with perhaps some honey. Clear deep amber, thick head. Mild dried leaves, a little cardboard, stale malt. Not much in the way of hops. Meh.
maxwelldeux (4182) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from the local Costco. Pours a crystal clear reddish amber color with a moderate off-white head on it. Nose is quite grassy for me, with little else in terms of complexity for this beer. Taste is moderately bitter, but tastes old, like itís been sitting in a warehouse too long (imagine that?!?). Meh.
GenkiGonzo (695) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 3, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma is quite nice...caramel malts, some citrus hops and reisin. Flavour is too malty and sweet for my taste, nowhere near enough hops or bitterness. Again, ok for the price.
RedSox2004 (1457) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAY 2, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy amber with an off-white head that retained well and left moderate lace. Mild earthy hop aromas up fron followed by some bright citrus notes and biscuity malts. Earthy hop bitterness with moderate biscuit and bread sweetness, balance toward the bitteness. Medium body, high carbonation, creamy mouthfeel and a dry finish. A rather bland IPA.
beertholomeus (1288) - California, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber color with an off white head. Hop, citrus, caramel, biscuit and malt aroma. Hop, caramel, biscuit, citrus and malt flavors. Mildly bitter with a medium body and carbonation. Slightly oxidized. Caramel and hop finish.
luttonm (3414) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz. Darker brown-orange, minor head. sour orange fruit and caramel aroma, very malt driven. Some sweet sticky hop flavor, a bit of sour-bitter finish, but very sour metallic base all the way through. Not very good
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Best by: Oct 23, 2011
A: Pours a amber ale with brilliant clarity. Two fingers of peanut head falls over a few moments to a sheet of the same.
S: Hmmm, malt. Sweet malts. Not really getting any hops on the nose here. Lemme try again...Nope, malt and butterscotch. Fail.
T: So, still really malty. WTF. Damn nearly an amber. The bottle says 67 IBU, I canít believe it. There just must be sooo much residual sugar that the beer tastes like sweet wheat and barley malts. Man, this is the first Iíve had of the 24 pack my wife convinced me to buy, and Iím not really looking forward to the rest. Okay, a few minutes in and thereís a hint of bitterness on the back end.
M: Medium body with moderate to low carb. Dry finish.
O: see above. Not impressive. Not an IPA.
Serving type: bottle
NJBeerman013 (1052) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours copper penny in color with a pure white rapidly fading head. Piney aroma, really fresh. Spicy hops with a bit of citrus on the tongue. Nice malt balance.
markas101 (2057) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada. Medium amber-orange. Thin soapy head. Faint resin aroma, some passion fruit and resin. Sharp taste, then a metallic spice. Finish is long and bitter, more resin coming through.
Sledutah (6183) - Utah, USA - NOV 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from my BIL
Drank from the bottle at night while burning a brush pile. Pine bitterness and caramel. OK, but I like the amber better.