cheap (5362) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
So, practically everything I’ve had from this brewer has been over the top on style. Let me try this. And, this is no different; it is ipa like right from the start. Strong initial impact. However, I must comment that I did not even think it was 8%, more like a sixer to me. A little sweet and cloying but not to the extreme. Aroma of mild body odor. Could have a few more manners, but what the heck, I’m catching a little buzz near the end of this bottle. Yes, ipa like in many respects. BTW, is it possible for a bitter to approach 8%? Must be in the wrong style.
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a slightly hazy dark copper with a one finger off-white head. Pretty good head retention and nice lacing clinging to the sides of the glass.
Aroma is very floral with some citrus. a little bit of light caramel as well and some toast. Quite nice.
Flavor has light floral and citrus hop flavor up front transitioning to caramel, toffee, and a little toasted malt. Some nice earth flavors in there really help bring out an autumn character in this beer. Bitterness is moderate and the beer finishes slightly sticky with no alcohol detectable whatsoever.
Overall, a really nice fall beer that I would never guess was 8%. Drinkability is not very high due to the abv but definitely a beer to seek out.
JaBier (7027) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle purchased at Kroger Polaris. Clear copper pour with a medium beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, toffee and earthy hops. Malty and creamy flavor with caramel, toffee and an earthy hop finish.
Tmoney99 (13602) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate earthy malt and floral hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium earthy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer.
amg800 (237) - Ada, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle.
Floral hop aroma some toffee notes.
Bitter flavor with some residual sweetness.
Palate is bitter and some toffee.
Capa (2764) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep caramel color with a large head. Aroma has nice loyal hop aroma, earth, malt. Medium bodied. Flavor has a nice earthy spice, light floral, light citrus, fruit, and a big of toast. Very nice.
matthewjk (1073) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
poured from 12oz bottle to glass - Well, this complicated matters a little. I was ready to write off Mt. Carmel as a terrible experiment and then I crack this one open. I think it is an IPA, but call it what you will--it’s pretty damn good! Excellent nose, with serious hops to bust your ass. Really nice finish.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served from a 12 oz bottle thanks to Craig. The appearance is a clear golden amber hue. The aromas are sweet malts, caramel, and a nice moderate hop aroma.The flavors follow suit with a nice caramel, moderate estery hops, all with a pleasant bitterness. Well carbonated mouth very refreshing and drinkable. Nicely done.
rondphoto (4097) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good looking - medium golden amber with a generous head and lacing. Taste surprises: the normal harvest caramel malt and light spice are all there, but through the palate there is a clean balancing hop bitterness. Nice difference from traditional harvest ales.
Chudwick (2850) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle in a small lager glass - Pours hazy caramel with off white head and leaves some lacing. Aroma is hops and caramel malts. Sweet and bitter. Starts bitter, then sweet and ends bitter. Not what I expected and hoppier than I like.