cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle from Total Wine (Tucson) - Pours a hazy golden color with a half finger thick white head. Very light lacing. Aroma is hops and light rye. Flavor is hops, rye, esters, and light toasted malt. Finish is some what bitter, but not astringent. Medium body. A good beer.
emacgee (4289) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy lemon rind yellow with two fingers of creamy off white head. Spicy citrusy nose with some herbal and bready notes. Rye comes through very nicely, not astringent at all. Citrusy and spicy flavor with some bready character and peanut hull. Dry and spicy palate with a medium body.
marcus (7230) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Star Grocery, Berkeley. Pours murky orange with a thick off-white head and a citrus and toffee aroma. There is a nice pale malt flavor with a tasty hop profile and a bitter dry rye finish. The mutliple flavors work well together resulting in an interesting and satisfying drink.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from State Line Liquors in Elkton, MD. Clearer than expected deep garnet supporting a medium tall rocky head with a good deal of lacing. Big spicy and slightly yeasty aroma with pine resin in the background. Spicy rye grabs you right away then the citrusy hops smack you from behind. Healthy doses of toffee, vanilla, apples and milk chocolate too. Silky mouthfeel and a wickedly dry spicy finish.
unclemattie (4336) - Georgia, USA - JUL 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Golden amber color, white head. Aroma of hop florals, and musty malts, slightest white pepper. Flavor of sharp bitter hops, some cardboard box. Finishes with a pine and citrus hop character and a bite of pepper tingle on the tongue. Very thin, light bodied.
glennmastrange (2383) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Moderate malt aromas of light bread and roasted, pine for the hops, light soap for the yeast, with notes of wood, pepper, and faint date. Head is small, wispy, white with fair lacing and is almost fully diminishing. Color is clear light amber. Flavor starts lightly acidic and moderately bitter, then finishes the same. Palate is light to medium, watery with a lively carbonation and a dry finish. Though the flavor is missing any sweetness, it’s tasty and the aroma is excellent.
obguthr (4387) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2011
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is heavy on butterscotch, with hints of lemon. Clear amber, medium yellow head. Flavor is more butterscotch, but to a lesser extent. Hay also detected. Finishes with floral grassy hops, pleasant amount of bitterness. Even with the diacetyl, this is a better beer than some I’ve had.
TheBeerGod (5466) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber bodied with a medium, foamy white head. Soft spicy rye atop citrus fruit, grapefruit juice and subtle pine. Taste is big citrus notes, pine, herbal hops, spicy hops, rye notes, sweet malt and a hint of caramel. Body is medium with a soft, dense carbonation. Lingering resinous and bitter hoppiness. Ends with more spicy hops, rye, citrus fruit, grapefruit juice, mild pine, herbal hops and sweet malt.
TaktikMTL (6311) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille de 22 oz achetée chez A Street Liquors (Hull, MA). Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes avec une pointe de seigle et de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est orangée légèrement voilée. Présence d’un large col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’houblons et de seigle. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement houblonné. (Rating #3681)
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
THOUGHTS: I just love Laughing Dog beers. This one was very nice. Great balance and a wonderful transition from sweet to bitter. The rye rally helped to balance thing out. It made it smooth and easy to drink. There was more ry in the flavor than in the aroma.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a slightly hazy, light, golden orange with and average to large, off white head that mostly diminished and left thick, excellent lacing. The aroma had moderate caramel; moderate to heavy citrus, tropical fruit and resin hops; lighter pine hops and slight rye. The initial flavor was moderate to rather sweet and moderately bitter; while the finish was rather sweet and heavily bitter with a long duration. There was caramel malt, citrus (grapefruit) hops; pine hops, orange, spicy rye, sort of a honey or nectar taste, tropical fruit, lots of fruity hops and more specifically pineapple. The medium body was syrupy, but a little oily and then fairly dry with lightly fizzy carbonation and a dry and ever so slightly alcoholic finish.