Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Originally reviewed: 4/20/10. Bottled the 3rd week of February, 2010.
Poured into a pint glass. Pours a very dense cloudy dark amber with a large rocky tan head on top. This head retains as well as any that I have seen. Lots of sticky lace and webbing clings to the glass. The nose is a bit underwhelming. I expected a sharp hoppy scent, but this carries some mild citrus, toast, and toffee. Nothing stands out though.
Like the nose, the body is a slight disappointment. It’s somewhat creamy and smooth, but it’s a little thin. The carbonation level is low-to-moderate. Hopefully the flavor will make up for the shortcomings. Hmm. Not so much. There’s some orange zest noted, finishes a little tart and sour. A nice sweet balance in there with hints of caramel and toffee. Bitterness is low.
This really wasn’t what I was expecting. I guess my scores correspond to my expectations. Maybe I need to go into each beer with no preconceived notions (?). Still, it was decent, just underwhelming is all.
zgaier (1751) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with an off white head and aroma of malt and fruit. Taste is well balanced, of malt and hops along with notes of fruits and grains with a hoppy finish. Very drinkable, solid brew.
jjgmd (1821) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown applesauce color, with a very small head. Nose is hoppy with a strong pineapple presence. Taste is full of flavor, citrusy with pineapple predominating. Finish is dry and somewhat lingering and bitter. Actually quite drinkable and refreshing. Quaff Score 8 /10
bshotbox (12) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
a great compromise if you need a quick hop fix, but will not overpower your palate, a well balanced "go to" for a refreshing hoped up red ale
alobar (3208) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark amber color with no head. Limited aroma of caramel,pine, and resin. Caramel, toffee, and a slight hop ending comprise the flavor. Decent beer.Nothing exceptional.
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle… Glowing dirty-orange ale with a large, creamy, off-white head. Great retention. The dusty, earthy nose is of pine, wood and resin. Medium-bodied with vibrant carbonation. The flavor is a perfectly-balanced fusion of caramel, toffee, pine and stale, earthy hops. Short, crisp, clean finish. Not extraordinary in any way, but certainly refreshing.
shrubber85 (9452) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange caramel malt and pine/orange peel aroma. Hazy amber color with moderate head. Sweet orange toffee malt and moderately bitter ctirus peel/quinine bitterness. Very nice.
Fech (291) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Almost fruity, mildly hoppy american red. Medium carbonation ruby complexion throughout. Tastey.
queenholly (3592) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle.Caramel malt, dark fruit, and grapefruit hops aroma, . Hazy amber with a small beige head. Sweet caramel malt, dark fruits, light hop bitterness in the flavor. Medium body.
nsk79 (25) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at crosstown pub in Naperville. Pours reddish brown, nice head and lacing. Nice citrus aroma, hoppy flavor with some hints of honey, bitter finish. Nice ale, not amazing.
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