BillKismet (3335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange-amber with modest head. Warming malt nose pricked with citrus hop infusion. Not terribly alt-like hoppy body. More in the style of a hop-centric American Amber / Red Ale. Solid malt backbone with juicy citrus hop infusion. Moderate citrus bitterness.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: September 19, 2009
Appearance: clear amber, fine beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: seeet caramel malt aroma, nice bready character
Flavor: sweet caramel and bready flavor, light earthy bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
KyotoLefty (6318) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the Lucky Lab Beer Hall
Deep, ruddy amber color with lace. Fruity, gumball, caramel nose. Fragant. Sweet, cherry flavor, with toffee, fruity, and good hops. Flavorful and balanced; the best alt I’ve tried outside of Dusseldorf to date!
stchloe (784) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 22, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brown ale, that is a nice mix between a sweet malt, estery yeast body, and healthy dose of bitter more earthy hops thrown in.
brianprentiss (675) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very crisp and tasty. Not too complex but very good nonetheless. Had on draft at Laurelhurst Theater Portland.
auerbrau (3166) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - APR 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Two pints on tap at the brewpub. Nice crisp general malt and hop aroma, leaning Cascade and hop heavy.
Snappy - I like this. Pours a rich coppery red, deeper hued with a
good lacey off-white head. Flavor is rich and clean. Balanced fresh
malt sugars play off a classic west-coast hop bitterness, accented
nicely with restrained levels of flavor and aroma. Finishes bright and
clean. Real drinkable and rewarding.
boFNjackson (4129) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Bailey’s Taproom... Poured a clear orange with a beige head. Aroma of floral, earthy tones and malted grains. Seemed almost like a muted pale ale in character. A mild hop bitterness with toasted malts and sweet caramel in the finish.
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - FEB 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at pub. Poured waldheuning red with thin lasting head. Moderate lacing. Aroma of malt and grassy hop malty flavour, with a full hoppy after bite. Notes of toast and bread. Lasting hoppy finish..
pjweaver (136) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap bottled, 2 weeks travel. Poured a dark amber color with a big fluffy head. Caramel sweet aroma mixing with floral grassy hops. Toasty and bitter on the tongue, very refreshing with a great bitter hop bite. Foamy rolling mouth feel. Great beer, even after it’s extensive travel.
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange golden pour with a nice lasting white head and fantastic lacing. The aroma is very hops with hints of citrus and pine along with some toasted caramel malts. The flavors is pretty straightforward caramel followed by a nice dose of grapefruit and pine. Did not strike me as an alt at all, but I really liked the nice hop profile.