Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 25, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At the brewpub. One of the best that McCoy’s has to offer. Amber color. Light citrus aroma. Bitter, but not "extra apecial bitter". Pretty tasty with a sweet aftertaste.
tjthresh (1858) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JUL 29, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a good beer. Scents of spicy/flora hops, caramel malts, and adjucts. Maybe corn. Very clear copper. Served with no head. Great hop flavor and very nice bitterness. They should drop their light beer, and make is a permanent.
theisti (2821) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - FEB 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2011
++++ RE-RATE 20 December 2011 ++++
Shaker pint draft at the brew pub in Kansas City, Missouri. The pour is a clear golden with a very small white head that disappeared immediately. Very much looked like a standard pint of Lager (I asked to make sure I had received the correct beer). The aroma is faint cracker malt, with not much else going on. No off aromas, just very light. The taste is sharp cracker malt, some crystal malt notes, along with additional sharpness from fruit sweetness. Finishes a bit unclean. The palate is light to medium bodied, linger with some of the odd fruit sweetness and grass. This beer was radically different from what I had previously.
(6,4,6,3,11 - 3.0).
++++ ORIGINAL RATING 27 February 2008 ++++
Pint draft at the Kansas City brew pub. Pour is slightly hazy orange copper with a smallish white head. Quite a bit of active carbonation bubbles. Aroma is floral sweet caramel. Taste has some nice maltiness, and an almost grainy palate. Bright hop bitterness nicely accents the malt and grain. The biscuit toasty sweetness comes through in a nice layer right below the malt. This was tasty. MUCH better than the regular McCoy lineup. (7,3,8,4,16 - 3.8)
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap with theisti. Orange color with small white head. Caramel nose with some malts. Flavor is rich malts with some hops. Good biscut flavors as well.
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - NOV 30, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hmmm...I thought that I had already rated this one. Anywho.....Keith is a man who really knows his beer styles and what he is doing. Beautiful chestnut color and grainy aroma that builds the anticipation immediately. Wonderful hop nose but not overly strong. Very tight bubbles and nice head retention. I have always assumed that natural carbonation was the method used in these beers because of the tightness of the bubbles and good head retention but to my suprise they are CO2 injected. A honey, apple, grass, citrus and malt flavour that is very complex for such a simple grain bill. This is definately one of the best pints in KC.
BBB63 (5411) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 18, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Provided by Tom and served in a standard English pint glass:
Pours a coppery hue with a small frothy head and left good lace behind.
The aroma has notes of floral and herbal hops, dusty yeast esters, some light apple, and a note of bready and caramel malting.
The taste starts with light sweetness and a bit grainy with a mild but continous bitter background. Some acidic fruit is noticed but fades quickly. The finish has some lasting honey like sweetness.
The mouth feel is rather mundane, it just doesn’t do much. Perhaps a prime example of what a handpull could do for a beer. Fit framework of the style however.
A very drinkable beer, nothing outstanding but no major flaws either.
Indra (2476) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 14, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Caramel and lightly toasty cereal aroma, some faint citrusy hop. Very fine carbonation but respectable lacing. Bright, festive orange-amber color. Flavor has a good deal of fruitiness, some pineapple, appleand spice, along with some decent bitterness. Finish is largely bitter, but aftertaste is more, almost honeyish malt sweetness. Pretty good balance. A good enough pint! I’d try it again if I were at McCoy’s.
heemer77 (5011) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the St. Louis Park location. Deep copper colored body with a long lasting light khaki head. The aroma is rich caramel with some light apple wood. The taste is lightly bitter toasted walnuts. There is a dry woody finish. A decent ESB.
unclemike (1889) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - NOV 21, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
amber color with limited time only white lacy head. very grainy. yeasty flavors, some carmel and some floral notes. not a huge fan of the style but this was aight. moderately bitter and a bit heavy on the carbonation.
RobertDale (1900) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the brewpub. Comes light amber with a small white head. Mild aroma of caramel and malt. Taste is malt, hops, and some fruit. Not too bitter. Decent.