DocJitsu (1088) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear brown-copper with a short, sticky caramel-colored head. Roasted smoky malt and grapefruit aromas. The moutfheel is a little thin and wet with some scrubbing toward the end and a powdery finish. This is a Porter meets Calofornia Pale Ale. Coffee up front with floral and citrus hops being picked up in that order. There are some interesting things going on with this one. Otherwise, it’s average.
burgy (455) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks deep dark and red. Lots of interesting notes on this one. But it is a little one note and quick on the finish.
knewell (73) - Alabama, USA - MAR 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours reddish brown and has a tan head. Has a citrus aroma with notes of roasted malts and floral hops. Has a good balance of malts and hops in the taste. The hops is crisp but nothing over powering. Overall, an enjoyable beer.
maekchu (2361) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Mild chocolate and piney hop aroma. Light coppr/brown color and fairly constant 2-cm head. Earthy hop mix initial / very light cocoa or bready chocolate cake in mid palate / returns to earthiness in final, with some mild lingering hop bitterness. Thin body. Very light flavors. Pleasant, Okay.
devman171 (1100) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours reddish brown, filtered. Aroma is great, pine, roast. Taste is hoppy, with little malt sweetness. Nice change of pace for fall beers. A little thin.
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esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper with a rocky beige slowly fading crown. Aroma is floral with herbal notes, caramel and some fruit beneath. Taste of caramel, floral hops and not much else. Bland, gritty with a prickly and somewhat bitter finish. Ok at best.
Jabic (431) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ar: Slightly burnt caramel, golden raisin, some hay.
Ap: Clear amber-red - medium light tan reddish-tan head with good retention and a fine coating of lacing and foam.
T: Toasty caramel, with a light sweetness - fairly clean yeast profile, some mossy hops, a bit of lemon - medium-low bitterness - finish is caramel, hay, and tart citrus.
P: Medium body with medium-high carbonation - finish is medium-dry.
O: Easy-drinking amber - nice malt profile and some interesting hop flavors, too.
dEnk (4069) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma has spicy and herbal hops, some pine. Flavour is medium bitter, some caramel malt sweetness and again herbal and plant like hops. Okay.
dhunter151 (587) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a reddish amber. I found it to be a little too malty. The aftertaste was off. Probably not something I'd try again.
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TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours reddish amber with a nice wispy tan head. Medium bodied with lush carbonation. Notes of resinous citrus, chocolate malt, toffee malt, fair bit of roast. I found the roasted malt to clash a bit with the hops.