PorterPounder (5537) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Superior, CO - Superior Liquors - 12 oz bottle. Pours a light copper with a sticky off white head that leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma is very earthy, yet chemically, hints of day after a beer party. Flavor has a slight citrus bent to it with some sour off-putting apple notes. Some spiciness redeems it somewhat. Mouthfeel is harsh and leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Glad I can process glutens!
Aubrey (3432) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet and spicy nose. Surprisingly “malty” with sharp nips of toast, darkened caramel, nuts, ginger snap cookies and molasses. Hops are bitter with notes of grass, spices and grapefruit zest. The aftertaste is filled with elements of syrup, sorghum and a lingering bitterness. I’m not a big fan of gluten-free and/or sorghum beers, but this is one of the better ones out there.
nick76 (4221) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2011
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
The aroma is like a vitamin store with hints of molasses and a fairly strong herbal hop. The appearance is light amber with a thin head. The taste is like the aroma with a strong vitamin quality. The palate is thin but smooth. Overall it’s hard to like this beer there is nothing good about it except for those who can’t have gluten. But it’s hardly better than no beer at all.
topherh (1911) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - SEP 22, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a coppery orange with a thin off white head. Aroma is floral hop and a little caramel. Flavor is earthy, grassy hops, sharp bitterness, and an odd lingering aftertaste.
Ratman197 (9792) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a small lingering amber head. Aroma of graininess, bread, light carmel and a hint of fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of graininess, bread, citrus and light carmel with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.
bhensonb (11046) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 13, 2011
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Ledgers. Pours clear copper with very little head. Aromas of citrus and yeast. Med body. Flavor is quite odd, suggesting metal, brown sugar and a little citrus. Maybe treacle. Would take getting used to.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(bottle 2/16/11). Clear copper color. Medium off white head. Light hop aroma, with light sugary sweetness. Flavor of the same, with light earthy hop and light bitterness. Avg duration. Light bitter finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.
brokensail (10914) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 28, 2011
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
A: The beer pours a transparent amber color with almost no head.
S: Grass and citrus peel are pretty much the only evidence of hops in this beer. Very bland and watery, but there is a bit of rice and some wet cardboard/paper aroma, too.
T: Quite watery with a bit of rice and a bad vegetarian hot dog flavor. A bit of cardboard and wet paper with some mild grass and citrus peel. A mild bitterness to it on the finish.
M: Very light in body with a medium level of carbonation.
O: Nothing about this beer was enjoyable.
brenn79 (1519) - Idaho, USA - JUL 8, 2011
1.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
12 oz. bottle- Pours crystal clear reddish orange with a very small head that dissipates immediately, this is not looking good already. There is a confectionary aroma to it, caramel and sticky tape. The taste is sorghum, semi bitter, very dry, this is not good at all, there is an amber ale taste that tries to come out, but dirty dishwater flavors and a very unappealing aftertaste overpowers it. Drain pour, unfinishable, man I hope I never become allergic to wheat or barley.
scooterbub (830) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - MAY 15, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a dark amber with a thin tan head that slowly fades. Taste is of malt, caramel, smoke, pine, and hops. Similar, but lighter aroma. Has a decent full body. Has a nice lingering bitterness that leaves me wanting more. A little lopsided, but easy to drink and rather enjoyable.