JPDIPSO (5124) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2004
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thought I was picking up the IPA, the labels are too similar. Protein inflicted amber/brown color with a moderate ecru head. Sweet aromas of tropical fruit and light bananas, reminds me a bit of fruit punch with a light chocolate malt tint. First sip reveals loads of fresh mowed grass... I continue to chew or graze as it may be. Light chocolate, caramel and a zippy hops bite come later. Late maltiness provides a respite from the menagerie of aromas and flavors. This one really is all over the place.
obxdude10 (2127) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a bad amber ale although it seemed more like an APA, hazy brown in color, very minimal head, malty nose, a decent amount of hops in the flavor ofset by a good malt profile, tasted more like a pale ale than an amber ale, still very drinkable & still a decent beer
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark golden, thin head. Aroma is malty, and with some licorice. Flavor is fruity from cherry, malty and sweet.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 22, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale amber color with a light off-white head. The aroma is lightly caramelly and light. The flavor is balanced but boring, standard; cookie-cutter. Finishes well with a nice hop bite following through. Decent.
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; different- licorace-meets malt type thing. very interesting.. is this an attempt to duplicate Red Stripe?
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2004
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
muddy looking with a malty, sweet aroma. Taste is very malty, earthy, grassy with a sour finish.
bu11zeye (12343) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark cooper color with a medium-sized head. This one kind of caught me by surprise. Had a descent hop and spice flavor and a bountiful aroma.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 20, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
a little too thick and sweet on the palate for me to really enjoy. Very malty.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a very nice ruby hue. Big off white head. Malt and bittering hops in the nose. More of the same in the flavors. Nice.
Reid (2095) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow what a surprise it is to see when poured into my mug..a nice dark brown with a huge creamy off white head..quite "murky " too!
Very pungent aroma to this ale..hops but also a wonderful light chocolaty aroma.
mmm nice taste starts of sweet malts..then a hoppy zing..then a strange yet attractive sourness..I like this.
Very nice on the palte lingering aftertastes.
Great drinkable beer..but my its hard to place this in a particular style..it says on the side of the label it is a "Crisp,hoppy Red-Bitter"..well thats as good a deScription as any..a hybrid..but a nice beer!