waveman352 (178) - Saratoga Springs, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Pours a off white thin head with a very deep cherry red color. lacing is clearly present not malty put has a slight hop taste although iv’e seen much stronger in other ales. A very clean crisp finish with not much lasting flavor. Medium bodied. I had this in a 22oz. bottle I hope I can get a 6 pack of this some day. A must try in my opinion for any ale lover.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a darker cherry red with a medium off-white head that leaves decent lacing behind. The nose has a mix of herbal hops and mild malts, kinda doing a drunk walk right on the line, nothing to malt nor hoppy. This brew’s flavor starts with a citrus fruit malt presence, lightly caramel sweet, a bit buttery, finishing soft with a mild bitterness. Hops trail long into the sunset, not overly bitter, but no skimping on hop flavor. Very nice well balance brew.
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12 oz bottle: Cost Plus in La Jolla, CA) Solid, flavorful amber ale with a nice balance between mildly sweet maltiness and a moderately bitter hops. The nose, however, is much more tipped toward the sweet, malty and caramely side of the spectrum. Medium in body with a round, enveloping, pleasant mouthfeel. Dark amber in color and fully clear. Light tan head pours to an inch in height, and retains a thin layer until the beer is gone. This is a very capable amber, solid in all respects.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer is very red, but not quite as red as that sugar water taht you put out for the hummingbirds. Sweet malty cookies with amoderately strong citrus hop finish
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured amber with a medium tan head...smell was quite malty with cookie dough and a hint of flowery hops...taste was sweet and malty with an aggressive hop finish...not bad, but seemed quite peculiar as far as balance goes...
FROTHINGSLOSH (5591) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2006 I am not very familiar with this brewer as their products have only recently become available to me locally. Being as I am rather hummingbird obsessed I had to jump at the chance to try this one. Yeah, I know, not the best of reasons to choose a brew, but I am satisfied with my decision. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bright bronze color with a medium sized yellow-cream colored head. The aroma was wonderfully sweet and fruity. The texture is thick. The flavor is sweet and contains ripe fruit, floral and fruity hops and caramel elements. There is a sugary hop finish. Really found this beer to be rather delightful and I will certainly try it again.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: bright, dark ruby color, a lovely jewel, aided by an enormous head, off-whitish shade, nearly cocoa, honeycombed with lace.
Aroma: fresh, yeasty, citric, slightly sour, tasty, too.
Taste: smooth-going at first sip, untroubled, and tasty. Minor-key fruit factor. Adequate malt, excellent balance. Delicious, but mild enough, too, to enter the session ale field. Every sip and swallow is it’s own reward, flavor returns and is enjoyed again and again.
Rentalman (103) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 24, 2004
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draft) Red dark golden color with a small white head. Slightly hopped aroma but smells really clean with not a lot of hints of what is to come. Malty flavor with a small aromatic hop bite. Really quite floral. Needs a bit more hops.
ricardowess (25) - Sedona, Arizona, USA - OCT 6, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I have dreams about this stuff... hoppy, copper colored ale. Full flavored, balanced - damn, thinking about it makes me want another!
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - OCT 1, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Got this one as a single at Trader joes, money well spent, nice flavor, hoppy, flowery, good finish, no aftertaste, but that’s ok too! Would drink again!