VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - OCT 29, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber - Poured a dark amber in color with a small white head and low carbonation. Some nice lacing apparent. Aroma is is not strong, but has a citrusy hop character. Flavor is not strong either, but a nice citrus hop flavor along with medium bitterness make it quite pleasant. Some residual sweetness in the finish provides some balance. Finish is clean with a lingering bitterness. An ok bitter brew, but not outstanding.
freekyp (1911) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light and melony aroma with citrus tones waft from this amber brew. Lacing is ample from a small off-white head. Carbonation is minimal with tight bubbles. befitting a bitter. Nicely balanced with a lingering slightly sharp bitter finish. Well crafted, but not very exciting.
MartinT (9267) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 7, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Peaches, grapefruit and cantaloup fruitiness roam atop floral hoppiness. Sweetness appears butterscotch-like at times, and for now dominates the hops, surprising for a McNeill’s brew.
The low but adequate carbonation seems to attempt an emulation of cask bitters. Wooden hop dryness gets a little chalky at times. Grapefruit juice and cantaloup slices sit strong, as flowers grow sparsely around. Fruit get relatively sweet as caramel emboldens them, all the while remaining very drinkable due to airy spaces between flavors.
Getting your clothes dirty, but at a picnic.
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange body with thin offwhite head. Sweet orange citrus aroma. Hollow flavor that gives a sweet tangy palate and active carbonation. Crisp clean finish.
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a medium golden color with an averaged sized off white head. Some floaters. Aromas of light fruits, some citrus and light toffee. Tastes of citrus, caramel and some grass in the finish. Lively body. Starts out lightly sweetand ends on a light hoppy bitter finish.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to HopDog for this. Pours a cloudy peach with floaties and a small white head that laced the glass. Aroma is bitter with lighter fruits and some spicness. Fizzy feel a little lighter in taste than aroma. Not very bitter taste. Slight caramel and pine in the finish.
egajdzis (6071) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a hazy golden color with a thin, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus hops, yeast, light banana, and caramel malt. Taste of grassy hops, some citrus, toffee malt, light pine, some yeast, and a bitter hoppy finish.
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned. Clear amber pour with a thin bubbly white head. Appealing aroma of floral and citrusy hops. Flavor of floral and citrusy hops with caramel. Medium body, smooth, confortable texture, soft carbonation.
ericnixon (743) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 29, 2005
3.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
No real aroma. Smooth mouthfeel like velvet and very nice going down. Well balanced and very nice-a.
KariCupcake (214) - Lenox, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light brown sugary color. Sweet fruity smell. Smooth. Easy and yummy to drink. Very good!