hockeybeerguy (251) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - FEB 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It pours an amber color with a one inch foamy white head, it quickly dies to a small head. Minimal lacing is left in my nonic. The smell is initially hoppy but as it warms up the malts combine a lot nicer to the hops and show a really nice blend of sweet to bitter, resiny, piney and citrusy. The taste is initially bitter, but tones down to a great complex combination between sweet and bitter between the hops and malts, nothing showing exact certain flavors, but a great combination. The palate is about a medium with nothing harsh on the tongue. The warmer this beer gets, the smoother it feels on the tongue. Its not as drinkable, but hey, its the style, so donít knock it that its not that drinkable. It leaves a dry and bitter aftertaste and finish. Overall, not bad, not superb, but hey Iíd come back to this depending upon what else was at that location when I need a beer.
doboy (406) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A rather nice tip of the hat to itís founders! Nice hoppy aroma that was also somewhat sweet. Poured a nice copper color with a head that was very nice. Taste was hoppy, with a nice thick mouth feel. Nice bittering on the back side. Wish I had bought 2 bottles!
puboflyons (1678) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the 650 ml. bottle. The pour is slightly hazy by medium amber-copper in color. It comes with a big beige head that sticks around. Lots of aroma of floral and earthy hops, caramel malts, and biscuit. The body is medium for the most part. The taste has a punchy bitterness at the finish after beginning a bit sweet. Decently done.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Common Market, Charlotte. Pours a clear bronze color with a large tan frothy head. Good head retention. Aroma of resin hops with toasted grain. The taste is herbal, resin hops, nutty notes, caramel malts. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness. Simple but well balanced and nicely made. Nice beer.
kassner (1291) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, with nice head over slightly cloudy golden color. fragrance and plenty of hops with really big IBUís. Not as sweet or aromatic so quite drinkable.
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - APR 20, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
really this is just blowing me out of the water. Deep golden color with medium head. Smells of just a rich sweet barley with a slight hay hopiness. Taste is so well balanced bitter and sweet. A simple style done just so perfectly right. Understated perfection.
rondphoto (1254) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark orange amber with a big frothy off-white head, and heavy streaks of lace. This brew earns its accolades - taste is clean caramel malt that is quickly joined by strong bittering, with both sides rolling straight through the finish. A big mouthful of taste, with a good balance between the sweet and bitter, while maintaining a light effect. Highly recommended.
beerme31 (433) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark golden color thin tan head. Aroma of pine/spruce, floral, citrus. Mild malt sweetness. Medium body, strong bitter finish, dry hopping evident. The alcohol is not masked as much as I expected. Not bad overall.
jkwood04 (2933) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours amber/copper with a lacy, cream-colored head. Aroma of floral and citrusy hops with hints of pine plus a little caramel and pale malts and bread. Flavor the same with a good blend, but the hops and malts could both be stronger. Average texture. Not a bad beer, but it could be better.
rjplumer (328) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Piney citrus aroma. Clear copper like color. Healthy two finger head. Bitter taste but with a finish on the clean side. Not a bad sipping Ale.