SSSteve (3548) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. clear orange/amber with a large, fluffy, white head. nose is a mix of lemon, peppery hops, and floral hops all blended with mild toasted malt nose. flavor has caramel and toasted malt flavors with the mix of floral and citrus. light astringency. i love amarillo, but something is adding to that bitterness that i donít care for.
kmweaver (3200) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, purchased at Bottle Barn. (I remember really digging this beer on draft when Jeremy (brewer) was visiting TAPS Petaluma; didnít bother to rate the draft version at the time.) Pours a medium, amber-brown color with high clarity; creamy, fine-bubbled white head with modest retention and nice lacing. Aroma presents, seemingly, a whole bunch of Maris Otter-like malt character (biscuity, light buttery caramel), along with some fruitiness and a very quiet hop aroma; malt-driven, and a fine showcase of British malts. Medium body; medium-high CO2; a nice, endearing mouthfeel overall (the draft version was like silk). Lots of toasty, biscuity British malts first and foremost (with hints of butterscotch and caramel on the periphery); while the mentioned Amarillo additions donít really play out very prominently, the hop presence is quite smooth, with some orange and citrus flavor quietly popping up; very light red fruit notes; ultimately a crisp, solidly drinkable showcase of British malts with a light accompaniment of American hops. I could go for a more forceful display of Amarillo... but I always could. Medium-length finish of toasty and biscuity malts, with hints of an orange and mineral bitterness; nicely dry at the far end.
alexanderj (3193) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap; poured an orange color with a big frothy head. Aroma of caramel, earth, biscuit, vegetable and fruit. Flavor had a bit of hops for the style; earthy and caramel. A bit of alcohol. Pretty good, but not a huge fan of Irish ales.
hayduke (3072) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. Pours a clear red amber with a huge foamy beige head and a lot of lacing. Nose of roasted malts with chocolate. Medium in body with a lively mouthfeel. The flavor is malty and roasty, with floral hops. Spicy finish. Nice beer.
SpringsLicker (2931) - Tennessee, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light copper body with a thin white head,.
The aroma is earthy hops over a light malt base.
The flavor is pretty simple but well balanced between the malt sweetness and hop bitterness.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Rating #9. Clear dark amber color with a light beige head. Toasty malt aroma with an underlying sweetness. Flavor us similar, mire toastiness with a mild aftertaste, very well made and enjoyable. (1973)
Palidor19 (2841) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
while it has a nice mouthfeel and looks very good it lacks any real potential to making it really special. there is too much astringency with both malt and hops. the is hardly any redeeming qualities to it.
smith4498 (2788) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear amber color with tan head. Aromas of toasted malts and bread with some earthiness. Sweet caramel flavor with some toasted malts, and bread. Slightly nutty and earthy. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
Cybercat (2765) - Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear coppery brown-red with a fairly thick, if not persistent, pale copper-tan head. Malty aroma has a hoppy overtone and just a hint of pomme fruit. Flavor is more hoppy than malty, almost like an IPA, somewhat bitter, with a grassy note and subtle hints of apple and caramel. Ragged texture has a fair amount of fizz and decent body. An interesting brew, to say the least.
maxwelldeux (2687) - Spokane, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a tinge of red and a thick white frothy head. Nice hoppy bitter nose to this. I get some grains to bot the nose and taste of this. I quite like it.