hogan873 (451) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy yellow appearance with a decent white head. Light, sweet aroma is malty with notes of caramel. Fair amount of carbonation on the palate. The flavor is malty and sweet up front with just a touch of peppery bitterness at the end. A good beer that is quite drinkable considering the alcohol content.
slowrunner77 (8376) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
"i was looking forward this, but in the end, there was nothing about the flavor that stood out at all. creamy, with a thick mouthfeel, otherwise a mish-mash of malt and hops, with seemingly no direction. ok."
alexsdad06 (7749) - Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from backlog notes 07. Pours a honey golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have some sweet character of a cream ale but includes orange citrus hops, caramel, some pine that works in toward the finish, mild bitterness, decent enough to have again.
RGDave (113) - Lebanon, New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 12 oz. Poured a burnt orange color, with a creamy, thick head, almost a nitro-sort of head. Aroma is of sweet hops and a bit of malt. Flavor is smooth but strong; some definite hoppy character shines through, but it is more than balanced by a big, malty body. Smooth on the palate; grassy spruce hops finish. Yum!
rubbishystuff (2149) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2015 Thanks to Brian for this bottle. Smooth and biscuity. Nice stuff. Mellowed. Serving: Bottle
Qubert (62) - USA - MAY 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle: pours golden with a generous white head. Aroma is sweet malt and fruit. Flavor is the same with hops and alcohol.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
amber with small white head. aroma of grapefruit and slight sugar. bitter backbone. more like an iipa. flavor is similar with a biscuity finish. slight hop death
jtclockwork (12133) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy golden pour with a generous white head. Aroma is sweet floral grass and hops. Taste is fruit malt mash and cream. Rated 8/10/08
williamherbert (1423) - Syracuse, New York, USA - APR 28, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
07/2007: The appearance is a dark gold/light orange. Hazy with plenty of carbonation. Big fluffy 1.5 finger of head. Looks creamy and good.
The aroma is sweet and fragrant flowery hops, but with also quite a bit extra. A sweet berry smell (cherry) as well as a hint of what seems like orange. Awesome. A little spicy Belgian tinge, but not the harshness that smell entails.
Really delicious sweet hop flavor, with some pale malt added. It’s very sweet (in a great way) and summery, but manifested within the hops. There is a kick of alcohol flavor, as well as a surprisingly spicy aftertaste.
It’s fizzy and bubbly, unusual for something so hoppy. It’s creamy and thick in the feel of the liquid. It’s a hoppy cream ale. Spicy, bubbly and fizzy. Quite a good drink when you can find it fresh.
drowland (7375) - Georgia, USA - APR 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle courtesy StFun into a pint glass. The pour is cloudy yellow/orange with tiny floaties hanging around in there as well. The head is big, 3-finger, white, and quite fluffy and dense. The head sticks around for quite a bit as well. The aroma is fruity and malty and the flavor is the same. This really isn’t too bad!
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the best cream ales around. Smooth and crisp - a perfect summer IPA alternative.