Evolutionary (329) - Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from sampler. Decent mild hop nose with malt hints. Medium body and a balanced esb ale. Nothing special but slightly above average.
---Rated via my mouth
raoul_duke (105) - - MAR 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On nitro at fountainhead. Aroma is muted, malty. Appearance is foamy (nitro) and then a copper tan color. Taste is enjoyable. A good esb.
JonnyMadison (66) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured semi-cloudy amber with white head. Good carbonation. Flavor is not very gripping but still pleasant. Muted toffee and maltiness -- very smooth. Good but not memorable.
arn8897 (96) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear copper color with a light tan head from a nitro bottle. Smooth Creamy texture. Aromas of toffee and some malt sweetness. Taste the same bitterness in the finish. Very nice as usual from Left Hand.
ARH (707) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2015 12 oz bottle poured into a cup. A mellow tropical aroma kicks things off but fades into a bread and light toffee mix with some faint berry note. It’s a dark, clear copper orange color with a tan, thick soapy head that has moderate retention and lace. The taste is a balanced medium bitter and sweet. The beer is lightly syrupy with a smooth foam carbonation. The medium light body is, like the aroma, bready with a light caramel and light citrus touch. The finish is a waxy citrus character that cleans up nicely.
jdjuice (389) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - MAR 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nitro version. Pours amber with thick creamy head. Pleasant lingering hoppiness over sweet maltiness. Quite pleasant, but I can’t figure out if I would prefer the non nitro version.
malvrich (63) - durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle 3 weeks past its best by date of 2/25/15
into a chalice glass
A: Pours a cloudy dirty orange color with very little head, lacing or carbonation rising. More brilliant and clear color as the beer warms. Too cold I guess. 2nd bottle has more head and adequate to nice degree of lacing.
S: A burst of orange hit my nose at first pop but not noticed again, replaced by a dark fruit smell along with some toffee. 2nd bottle has a slight hint of cinnamon on the nose.
T: Tart and toasty with a fruity snap that I like. Fruity/earthy hop taste with a wheaty malt note. Pretty good.
M: Medium bodied with very little noticeable carbonation, finishing tart and a little sticky but clean overall if a little flat.
O: Interesting enough ESB though maybe not enough so to buy regularly at $10/6. I may be missing some of the intended flavor and feel of this beer due to the age. Overall though I like the style and think its a pretty decent representation.
HuskerTan (662) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - MAR 16, 2015
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
A- Caramel, malty, grains, alcohol, subtle spice.
A- Amber color, clear liquid, off white head.
T- Malty, grains, unbalanced, spices, wheat, caramel.
P- Light body, average texture, medium carbonation, harsh finish.
O- This was pretty band. I’ve been unimpressed with Left Hand and this doesn’t change that fact. Like an amber ale and just very bad.
marcus (7085) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle on nitro shared by Big John. Pours orange copper with an attractive eggshell head and a toffee aroma. There is a sweet malt flavor with a mildly bitter finish.
csaso (1554) - Missouri, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - small foamy head, mildly hazy medium copper color, biscuity malt aroma and flavor, moderate earthy and herbal hops, smooth finish (I guess from the "nitro"), pretty good overall
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Koelschtrinker (11749) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 23, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Wässrig hefiger Antrunk, milder Hopfen. Geringe Karbonisierung, spritzig, wenn auch mit muffiger Tendenz. 7/9/7/7//8