hopdog (9133) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2009 12oz bottle acquired in trade with jake65 (thanks!). Poured a medium and clear golden color with a large sized head. Aromas of lots of grains, very husky, somewhat earthy, and salty. Tastes of grains and sweet malts.
apshah99 (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pale yellow pour with thin white head. Floral tart aroma. Bready taste dominated by extremely tangy and sour bitter finish. Good carbonation and smooth mouthfeel. I wonder if something is wrong with this batch?
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2008
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Mineral character is present along with earthy, and floral hops in the nose. Lightly hazy golden body is topped by a low white large bubbled head that recedes rapidly to a thin partial cover with a bit of lacing. Husky and grainy and overly mineral flavour up front with floral character in the aftertaste. Bitterness is quite strong and very sharp and tangy. Other than a light sweetness there is little malt character. Very dry, astringent and puckering with fair carbonation. Not sure if I just got a bad bottle but this really isn’t working for me. Snifter. Just above fridge temperature. Bottle (Bottleworks, Aug-08).
lb4lb (2555) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in trade from ditmier. Thanks!!Pours a rich, hazy light orange color with a short lived white head. Smell is quite chalky, and lightly malty and very earthy. Taste is moderately sweet and dry at the same time, with some earthy and chalky flavors. Kind of a crisp and tart lemony bite at the end along with a slightly bubbly carbonation to it. Medium bodied. Pretty tasty, and better than the average cream ale for sure.
mcox90 (1588) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of jake65. Pours a cloudy gold color with a nice white head and lace. Aroma is grains & mild hops. Nice smooth mouthfeel. Has some body to it. Taste is grains, malt & mild hops.
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow color with a longlasting white head. Fruity malty floral hoppy aroma. Sweetish malty bready citrus hoppy flavor. Sweetish malty hoppy finish.
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - MAY 2, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy golden. Small rapidly diminishing head. Floral nose. Bready malt taste with finishing metallic taste.
Oakes (12788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light hazy amber. Light floral/fruity hoppiness on the nose. Fresh pale malt body with bright floral hop character. Well-integrated...even a bit of creaminess.
BeerandBlues2 (10039) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 23, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12-oz bottle received via trade with 5000. Pours hazy dark yellow with a large, rocky, white head, lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (grain, hay, straw, meal), average hops (flowers, grass), average yeast (sweat) with notes of dust and paper. Light bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.
vegasron (5) - sANDPOINT, Idaho, USA - APR 13, 2008 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Crisp, fresh and beautiful color. Lacey finish to the bottom of the glass. Holding it up to the window to check color is a soft delicate golden hue. This a hot day type of beer yet. However, it is a great ale for dinner.