hopscotch (8394) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle… October ‘09 O-Town Throwdown!… Clear, dark copper ale with a small, fizzy, off-white head. The aroma is earthy and lactic with a notation of wood. Full-bodied with medium carbonation. The flavor is a disjointed mish mash of sour, sweet and bitter. Finishes tangy and dry. Dissonant and confusing, but pretty good... I guess. Bottle courtesy of Daknole!
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Poured a deep amber color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, grains, caramel, and some cardboard. Tastes of caramel, citrus, toffee, and fruits.
esjaygee (3859) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish orange with a large tan frothy head that moderately dissipates into a root beer float looking topper. Aroma of citrus, cereal grains, light fruit and mild funk. Taste of caramel, alcohol, ripe fruit and malt. Some sweetness and light bitterness comes through and it finishes up with warming. So-so.
daknole (8014) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour. Caramel, apricot and hops. Flavor is grapey and a bit tart with some woody notes. Ok.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber, off white carbonation. Herbal, bitter hops and toasty, sweet malt. Showing some age with a bit of cardboard. Full body, soft.
BBB63 (5609) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle and served in my NB worthy glass: Deep reddish amber with an initial large head that fades but laves good lace on the glassware. The aroma is caramel, crystal, cardboard, some lactic acid, and dusty yeast esters. The taste has a twangy and acidic fruity component that shows that the beer is starting to turn into vinegar. There is a healthy dose of sweet malts and some light piney notes as well. The mouth feel is soft and utterly underwhelming. Yep, this is past it’s prime (if it every had one is another debate). Note that this bottle has been in the frig since the day I brought it home, goodness knows how sour it would be if cellered.
anders37 (14818) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a slighlty hazy amber color with small off-white head. Has a malty hoppy aroma with some hints of citrus. Sweetish malty hoppy flavor with some spicy hints.Has a sweetish malty hoppy bitter finish with some spicy hints.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a mostly clear copper color with a thin off-white head. The aroma was mildly citrus with aged fruity malt notes and toffee. Citrusy and tart orange juice flavor. Some pine. Medium bodied.
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a dark reddish color with not much head. The aroma was sweet caramel with a flavor of sweet fruits, cherries, raisins, caramel, and a tinge of sourness to finish. Overall, an interesting brew. I liked it.
Ughsmash (6926) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bomber. Poured medium-deep reddish-amber with a well-retained, creamy cap of beige head. The aroma had a hefty dose of cherry vinegary sourness that was quite concerning.. candied fruit and toffee sweetness beneath.. smelled like it was a real mess. The flavor confirmed my fears.. sourness wasn’t completely disabling, but it was found in all facets of the drink.. sour dark fruit skins at the fore with drawn caramel and toffee sweetness behind.. bitterness was light and primarily pine and citrus inspired.. finished sour and sticky. Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation and a sour impression throughout.. this never felt good or tasted good.