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.
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Malty hoppy grapefruit and pine aroma with some caramel hints. Malty hoppy grassy grapefruit and caramel flavor. Has a malty hoppy grapefruit finish.
Ungstrup (29332) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. A copper colored beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma is sweet maltyh with hoppy notes of grass. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel and grass as well as light notes of grapefruit. The body is thin. Good for an IPA, but nowhere near an Alt.
kreepindeth (404) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber in color. Starts out with sweet caramel malts finishes in a crisp to harsh hop bitterness that eventually dries.
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft: Pours deep mahogany cloudy red with tiny off white head. Not much aroma, what there is is brown sugar, toffee and fresh hops. Flavor is pretty nice fresh malts and hops. Tastes very fresh and bright. Notes of toffee and some diacetyl butterscotch. I dont think its off just a slight diacetyl from the kind of yeast they are probably using. It adds to the overall candyness of this beer. It also has a lot of toasty and roasted notes with mild bittereness and fruit esters. Almost tastes like an irish stout only not dry. Pretty good.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 20, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep mahogany amber body with a rim-clenching white bubbly head. Bright sweet, candied nose with notes of crsip fresh hops and choice hops. Fruity, lemony, cotton candy finish with a great hop-to-malt balance. Sweet!
Bierotherapeut (43) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 7, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Arôme de syrop d’érable et de Miel. Au goût, on perçoit un houblon floral et un léger goût de sucre d’orge
Skyview (5209) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Last stop in Portland during ABA Beer Tour 07. On draught at the brewpub pours a semi-clear brownish amber brew (resembling iced tea) with a thin off-white head that quickly dissolves to a fine film. Aroma of multi-grain malt, graoefruit and lemon zest and a touch of pine. Taste is slightly sour, medium bodied and lightly carbonated. Flavors picked up in clude multi-grain malt and pine, but not as over-powering as the Magnum PA. Finish is dry with a lingering bitter aftertaste.
harrisoni (13729) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Lucky Labrador, Quimby St. Portland. Cloudy, red/copper with lasting beige head. Interesting citrus hop aroma, some sour berry as well. Quite a fruity aroma, some gooseberry. Interesting hops and fruits, bit of sourness. I liked it. Herby hop.