Bulk_Carrier (2247) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yikes, I just saw the bottling date and didn’t want to wait on this any longer. Woops to me for not watching my dates closer. The date says March 11, 2014, stamped white in bottom right corner.
Into a pint glass, it goes.
The appearance is a nice hazy amber color with a decent two finger white foamy head that lasts for a good minute and a half before it concaves gently leaving a nice somewhat thick foaminess sticking finely to the sides of the glass.
The smell had a decent amount of some bitter Northwest piney hops that end up allowing a decent amount of citrusy sweetness to enter as it warms.
The taste was mildly sweet but allows a nice bitterness to settle over my taste buds. There is a slight bittersweet hoppy aftertaste that leads to a quick dry yet sweet finish.
On the palate, this one sits about a light to medium and shows a decent sessionability about it. I will say there is a decent sharpness pounding on my tongue somewhat like an AIPA but its nothing overbearing.
Overall, this is another winner by Laurelwood and even at this old, my apologies for not reviewing this fresher.
fiulijn (15227) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Serious Biscuit, Seattle
Dark amber color, clean, with creamy head. Good use of the caramel, both for the aroma and the flavor, with moderate sweetness, soft and round body, strong bitterness, and some hop resins.
bmerz (715) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Local 44 in Philly. Fairly fresh. Pours clear red coppy with decent lace. The aroma is fresh spicy biscuit, sweet malt, with pine resin, not very potent. Flavor follows with a bit of candied bitter ginger. Feel is watery, slightly astringent, not particularly lively. It’s nice. Probably super fresh it would standout more like the Workhorse did for me when drank in WA.
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle date unknown - boo!
A: Pours a copper ale with excellent clarity and <single finger cream head which dissipates almost immediately. No lacing.
S: Grain, bran, alcohol. Hints of resiny hops. Sweet, overly sweet.
T: Malt and bitter. Alcohol, sweet cherries. Not very good for the style.
M: Medium with lower carb. Creamy feel. Drying. Nice.
D: Okay beer. Would never guess it to be a red ale. For some reason, this tastes like cheap mac and cheese. Too bad, my first impressions of this brewery have been quite good.
Serving type: bottle
Zeswaft (1397) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Damn this good. I dont why I’ve avoided this for so long especially when I love Workhorse. Aroma is biscuity and hoppy. Flavor is smooth and bountiful. Ample grapefruit hops and healthy biscuit malt balance. Medium-light body which makes this a tasty and super sessionable beer without an offensive hop wreck. Reminiscent of Bell’s Amber.
Squizzle (151) - Idaho, USA - DEC 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is beery but this beer is good. I drank a six pack perfectly timed with the right friends over a week of house visitors in Ashland, Oregon and let me tell you it was great!
blipp (6326) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours golden amber with a white head. Sweet malts, some fruity hops, and light citric notes. Pretty good.
Nocturne (882) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Horse Brass, PDX. Dark copper shade with a creamy head. Nicely hoppy in the aroma. Has a really strong malty spine with lots of deep caramel tones. Very solid amber, a bit "cleaner" than some of the others I’ve had and close to an ESB in some respects.
Fatehunter (1381) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a finger of head on a red body.
The aroma is bright citrus and pine.
The taste is moderately bitter throughout with a lemony bitter/sweetness to balance it.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
It is a nicely hopped up red ale.
maxwelldeux (3791) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught in a flight. Pours a clear amber color with some tinges of red in it. Nose is actually a little hoppy with floral elements coming from it. Taste, on the other hand, is slightly sweet and much more malt forward. Quite smooth on the palate, too.