Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Liked this brew on tap the bottle kind of didn’t due it for me. think it was a carbonation issue. Did like the price so I will revisit it again These guys like playing with hops
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint bottle I think! Won this in a fantasy baseball league. pours a deep red with a 2 finger off white creamy head - settles down to a thin lacing. big citrus hop nose with a great caramel malt balance with a bit of spice and vanilla... almost perfect nose - so well balanced. medium body - very smooth and creamy throughout with notes of pineapple, orange, light cranberry, raisin, caramel and red grapes. dry and bitter finish with lingering sweet malts and dark fruits. The best or one of the best amber / red ale I’ve had.
mithrilbalrog (24) - Ithaca, USA - NOV 26, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours cloudy brown with a thick tan head. Strong aroma of caramel and spruce with hints of nut and resin. Taste is primarily bitter followed by noticeable sweetness. Texture is creamy with a full body and soft carbonation. Long bittersweet finish. Good for a rainy fall day.
annunz123 (947) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nuts, caramel, and some pine bitterness in the aroma. Flavor starts sweet and smooth. Spice and pine hop bitterness in the flavor. Not sure whether this is an amber or a really well balanced IPA, but it’s very good.
obguthr (5312) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong grapefuit peel nose, pine needles as well. Clear brown, thick tan head, good lacing. Dreied leaves ever-so briefly on the front of the palate, then a rush of pine needle and ash. Moss and soil subtle but there too. This is an IDA, not an amber. Too hoppy, ABV is too high, and it is too dark.
Sarlacc83 (1735) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500mL bottle courtesy of claspada. Thanks!A: Pours a deep, dark red. Half inch of fluffed foam. Looks quite good.N: Wow. A ton of pineapple and mango up front. A moderate amount of pine. Some prickly and sweet malt.T: Quite bitter and almost roasted. Biscuit, pine/spruce. Very grassy. Doesn?t have the same tropical notes of the nose, rather more orange and lemon zest. (Good dry hopping?). Reminds of a ramped up pilsner with the malt.M: A touch on the heavier, syrupy side. Not too distracting, but not perfect either. Some alcohol here.O: Pretty nice beer and something I?d have time and again if it was available here. Well balanced, but still hoppy.
DCLawyer (2395) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle->SA glass. Nice dark amber with big frothy head, tons of lace. Hop heavy aroma. Hops, grapefruit, and malt taste. Very well balanced. Excellent beer.
KUEric (925) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The dudes from Maine know how to make some beer.
A much deeper and darker color than I expected. Aroma is hoppy as is the flavor, but its wonderfully balanced.
Hair6a11 (1454) - Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; Pour is murky dark golden caramel with a nice, frothy, fine bubbled khaki head in this glass. It retains well, with sticky lacing present here. The nose has a healthy dose of hops on the onset, with a clear pine note here. There is a mineral note, more resiny hops, and a bit of caramel sweetness. This is a robust look at an amber. The mouthfeel is fairly full, the flavor profile contains more piney, resiny hops, with a clear bitterness, with caramel rounding it out.
County95 (11) - Pleasant Valley, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the beers that my wife picked out on her own for my birthday from Half Time in Poughkeepsie . I thought about buying it a few times in the past so I’m glad she picked it up. Bottled on 9/30/12 enjoyed on 11/6/12. Pours with a big creamy head. Tons of lacing. A lot going on with this beer, but it all balances out and is very enjoyable. I will be buying more.