BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Knoxville Brewers Jam 2010. Hazy orange in the glass with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of grass and citrus. The flavor found grass and a hoppy background. Medium body.
rudolf (2341) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2010
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Every McNeills beer Iíve had over the past 6 or 7 years (all bottled) have been infected. They obviously want to sell infected beer so Iím going to rate infected beer. Nose is caramel, earthy hops, plastic & green apple. Flavor is bitter, plastic & astringent. Some toffee in the finish.
Jblauvs (1340) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Probably not fresh.
Pour is a murky brown amber. Aroma is a mixture of hay, yeast, pine, grassy wet leaf and a bit of caramel malt. Flavor is a resin, wet hay, bitter pine needle, leaf. Really not bad at all for being over 6 months old, I would love to try this really fresh on tap, I bet its pretty damn good
zdk (1809) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle: very malty, piney and dry. huge head, bready malts. not really all that bitter. Decent, but underattenuated and under hopped to be in style.
Palidor19 (2948) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
has a very soft feel to it with hop that has a mint like flavor. the malts are rich with a very mellow after taste to it.
nick76 (4221) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is malty and yeasty with some hay like hops. The appearance is hazy amber with lots of particles. The taste is like the aroma with a touch of bread and a lightly bitter finish. The palate is thin but smooth. Overall this is drinkable but not outstanding by any standard.
BREWMUSKCLES (2234) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
an english ale with whole fower hops. it is hoppy and abit woody and thatís about that
obxdude10 (2043) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nicely done IPA. Tried this on draft at Canal St. in Reading. The beer pours a copper color with a generous, thick and sticky off-white head. The nose contains notes of spicy and floral hops, hints of citrus and a bready malt. The body is extremely smooth and drinkable. The flavors are well-balanced, with a spicy, bitter and dry hop flavor combined with a substantial bready and somewhat earthy malt profile. The finish is smooth also, containing some flowery and spicy hops.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - AUG 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours a hazy copper with small offwhite head. The aroma is juicy grapefruit with a bit of light caramel sweetness, a hint of toast, and some hoppy wafts of lemon, tangerine, and pine. The flavor is grapefruit and pine hops up front, with a little bit of alcohol burn (surprising at 5%). Toasty malt lies beneath and leads to a moderately bitter, somewhat earthy and nutty finish. Not bad.
dashiell22 (51) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A bomber (labelled "bottle-conditioned") into a snifter. Drank this one on the heels of Bear Republicís Racer 5. Dead Horse is clearly a different animal than the west Coast IPAs I usually enjoy. Itís darker, maltier, and has a greatly lessened hop presence. But I enjoyed it, really. The strength is manageable and the bottle only cost me four bucks. So long as you donít expect a hop bomb, you probably wonít be disappointed. As an aside, this particular brew was recommended in one of Michael Jacksonís books, which is probably the reason I bought it at all.
UPDATED: 30 Minutes Later...
The second half of the bottle, complete with all the sentiment and dander, was even tastier than the first, prompting me to re-rate by a couple tenths of a point. Thereís definitely a lingering bitterness this go-round, that is very enjoyable. Obviously Iím a beer tightwad (I went into the store for a bottle of Hoppiní Frog that turned out to be $15 dollars and reached for this one instead), but for four bones, this canít be beat. Drink this, dammit!