boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 8, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours brownish amber, white head.... creamy hoppy aroma, taste is metallic hoppy with some fruit on the backend, ok
ads135 (4060) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 18, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
This is a nice cornucopia of off-flavors. Aluminum, butter, sourness, what doesn’t it have? Some pluses are the palate, which is smooth, and its appearance (what you’d expect).
scarletfire65 (1320) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bought a sixer at 7-11 after the storm. Kind of a hoppy amber ale. Not much to say. Drinkable.
CanIHave4Beers (3969) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 16, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a amber colored glass bottle with a pry off cap.
Pours a bright orange color with a big fluffy white head that loosens up and shrinks while the glass chills out and I type this. I can see a spotty lacing forming.
The aroma is pretty faint, plenty of toasty malt and that’s about it, maybe some weird tomato character but that’s pretty faint.
The flavor is odd, bright and earthy at the same time, but not especially remarkable in either character. Some tartness, some caramel, some sweetness. Stylistically this ticks all the boxes, but generally there is no great feature with which this beer can hang it’s hat, it’s not bold (but it doesn’t have to be), it’s not especially crisp or clean (but it does not have to be), it’s not got a great depth of malt character (not that it has to), the hops are not prominent nor do they provide some wonderful balance here (which does not have to be the case). It’s a straightforward, and unremarkable yet true to style Irish ale.
robforbes (2170) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours a clear pale reddish-amber with a medium white head.
smell is faint, some hops, and a little malt.
taste is of roasted malt, caramel, and few hops. ends just a little bitter. not much to this one.
jmohno (1505) - Iowa, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light copper amber,short foamy head,strong carbonation.
English malt/yeast aroma.Nutty butter.carmel malts.NOt much of hop detection,maybe slight if so.Some fruit-could be yeast esters.
Full mouth feel,but medium body.Carmel malts some carmelized taste or butter.Dusty nutty.With a mild tart citrus like crisp finish.Ok-decent.
wlajwl (5552) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is fruit and relatively non-sweet malts. The flavor is fruit, malts and a mix of nuttiness and tartness into the finish.
KyotoLefty (9040) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 15, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled at GJBF 2012 Osaka.
Pale amber color. Aroma of metal, cherry, a little bit of caramel. Light, industrial, metallic flavor with almost nothing going on. Thin and not tasty.
thornecb (5409) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 13, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours deep amber into a shaker. Off-white micro head with excellent retention. Sweet and sour caramel aromas. Soft with sour malt front to back. Lasting vegetal finish.
tkrjukoff (4294) - SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at M’Coul’s. Pours copper amber with a nice beige head leaving some lacing. Aroma is sweet, toasted malty, some caramel and fruity. Flavor malty, a bit roasted, caramel, medium bitter hoppy, a bit grassy and fruity with the bitterness coming more out towards the end. Finishes bitter and sweet.