wlajwl (2897) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is butterscotch, caramel and a hint of citrus. The flavor is butterscotch, malts, fruit and citrus hops in the finish.
Lemke10 (540) - Janesville, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy amber color with a strong scent of malts and hops. Has a long lasting head. Has a very bold hoppy taste to it but is nicely blended together so it’s not bitter. Finishes very smooth. A must try!
CanIHave4Beers (2495) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked up a single in Dickeyville.
Pours a nice deep golden, almost an orange color with a medium sized, slightly loose head that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass.
The aroma is hoppy, but in a floral and citrus kind of way that is balanced just so to make this smell unpleasantly like bar soap. Some light sweet malt is in the aroma as well.
The flavor is nicer than the aroma, still a little soapy but the hop character is more defined and controlled. Certainly a nice dosing of citrus forward hops, a moderate level of bitterness, and a bit floral punch are dominant here. The malt character is not hidden but is no where near center stage, it displays some crispness & some rich horehound and mild toffee one would expect from a full flavored Vienna or Oktoberfest.
There are a lot of great things going on in this beer, not enough harmony of flavors and aromas for me to consider it truly great, but it is very enjoyable beer none-the-less.
fidelis83 (1589) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy copper with a 2 finger off white head that has great retentino and leaves decent lacing. Aroma is fruity, citrus hops, biscuity malts, caramel, sweet malt and a light mineral malt. Flavor is big on bicuity malt, toasted grain, light caramel, a decent amount of citrus hops, a touch of pine and some mineral notes to the finish. Palate is light bodied, off dry throughout and a little too highly carbonated. Not bad overall, the biscuity malts and mineral notes make it seem to be on the fence between American and English style Pale Ales. The over the top carbonation might kill the flavor experience a bit.
hombrepalo (1623) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours bronze/amber with thick, frothy white head. Aroma of minimal citrus fruit hops. Flavor is more malty than anything else. Boring.
doubelknv3 (879) - Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Floral and mild malt caramel aroma. Golden amber-orange, white head, and mild lacing. Floral, mild caramel, and citrus flavors. Nicely balanced, medium bitterness, and dry finish.
GhostFace (300) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle pour. murky orange in color with a solid head that fades fast. decent lacing on the glass throughout. sweet malt aroma with spicy floral hops and bread. sweetness from the malts dominate while the hops add some astringent flavor towards the end. not a hop bomb like the press release reads but it’s good.
DasBierChef (1080) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pretty dark but clear amber. Aroma has a light but hoppy character. Taste is much the same.
Drake (6488) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Steve’s Mineral Point in Madison. Pours a hazy amber color with a medium white head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus hops. The taste is citrus hops and a caramel malt finish. Medium bodied.
dionysus (1443) - Arizona, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma is primarily pine dominated with underlying notes of caramel, light citrus, and earth. Flavor shows more biscuit/cookie than caramel and is joined by an
underwhelming hop profile. Overall body is somewhat light.