dionysus (1473) - Arizona, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma is grainy with notes of caramel/toffee and slight earthy undertones. Overall body is thin and soft with light bitterness.
BroSpud (1893) - , Massachusetts, USA - DEC 15, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Meh ... Nothing great here. I failed to detect the big hoppy flavor stated in the deScription and instead found it to be more of a sweet malty brew with little to no character.
BeerandBlues2 (10892) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with an average, frothy beige head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (biscuit, hay, cookie, toast), average hops (floral, earthy, herbal), and average esters (apple/pear). Flavor is heavy malt (biscuit, hay, cookie, toast), average hops (floral, earthy, herbal), and average esters (apple/pear). Medium body, warmth, and carbonation, light creaminess with a dry and biting finish. Overall, a well-balanced beer that hides its alcohol well.
MaBeer1972 (1506) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A light clear amber with a big frothy head and good carbonation. Flavors of light sweet malts and hops, with a little spicy bite. Smoothe drinking. Well made.
daknole (10346) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber pour. Nose is malty and grainy as hell. Corn, barley. Flavor is sweet, corn, cardboard, and lightly hoppy. Ok.
jcwattsrugger (11612) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle-pours a rich tan head and amber color. Aroma is medium malt-caramel/musty/nutty, some fruit hops. Taste is sweet medium malt-caramel/some cocoa/musty/nutty, 2nd fruit/spice hop bite.
IPAsavedMYlife (346) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smells of red malt, metal. Nice amount of carbonation, that was slightly red as well. All I can really taste in this one is some metallic and bad hop flavor. Boo, what a drain pour. I could barely finish. I think the lost dog got into the boil.
cazort (554) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hoppy, in a harsh way. Not what I was expecting. The hops have a hint of an unpleasant, caraway-like quality, and this dissolves into a more metallic finish. However, unlike some beers in which the first sip is delicious but the unpleasant tones grow upon drinking the whole beer, I found this one grew on me over the course of the bottle. Thereís a cleanness and coolness to this one. It might make a better summer beer, but I had it on a cold November evening. I donít really know what to compare this one to, but itís not a favorite of mine in any category.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with a thin wispy tan head. Notes of woody, herbaceous hops, grassy, vegetable (onion), acidic and tart citrus. Medium to full bodied, moderately resinous with lively, smooth carbonation.
Frank (3500) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a very cloudy amber color w/ a nice white head of tight bubbles and big stripes of lace. The nose is very malty but veering towards toasty warm biscuit aromas more so than deep, sweet ones. A bit of earthy hops float in the background. This comes off dry and highly carbonated at first but sweetens and coats the tongue a bit as it lingers in the mouth. Iíd still say itís a bit overcarbonated though and it does affect drinkability a bit. It finishes w/ a firm, earthy bitterness. This is not a bad amber, a bit uninspiring but decently put together.