keepersj12 (2245) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours amber with no head. The aroma is bland, a bit of caramel and some biscuit. The flavor ha the caramel and bit of metal. Not much in the way of hops. Certainly not an IPA, and an average ESB.
DedicatedToFun (653) - Alabama, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Overall pretty good winter but nothing to brag about smooth and taste as I like with my winters
PhillyBeer2112 (2437) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Well I expected this to be terrible, not that I would let any such bias affect my rating! But it wasnít terrible. Thatís not to say it was good. Mostly a light grassy leafy hop nose, slight pepper to the flavors. Hops overall very restrained, mostly showing up as a light bitterness to the finish. Otherwise smooth bready malts.
jkwood04 (2288) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours amber with a cream-colored head. Aroma of pale, caramel, and bread from the malts and light hops. I donít think they know what hoppy means, as the flavor is severely lacking. Average texture. Not terrible, but not what I was expecting.
maxwelldeux (2222) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours a very clear brown color with almost no head. Nose is bitter, but in a dirtier way. Taste is actually very malty, with a lot of caramel and toast in there. Very weird beer.
blklab2007 (1617) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 8, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle poured an amber in color with a little white ring of head. Aroma has mild hops, sweet malt, and some minerals. mouth feel is light and there is medium low carbonation. Flavor has light washed out hops, light bitterness, malts, and a metallic twang.
Hanoi (74) - - JAN 7, 2013
0.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
A bland aroma a touch of malt and the faintest, and I mean faintest hint of caramel.
The appearance is a light amber. Bland. I found little of note in the flavours. A slight, very slight hint of nut and caramel. There was nothing hoppy in it at all. Very little carbonation.
Overall a disgracefully poor beer, it has been a long time since I have given up half way and poured a drink down the sink.
Christpuncher (221) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This is just one aweful beer. It has no redeeming qualities and I would not reccomend it to anyone. Stop producing it
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
dbarnold (1073) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JAN 6, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
If this had 20% more body it would have been decent. As is, it was dark water with a slight hoppiness. Needs some balls.
chinchill (580) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2012 12 oz bottle served in a Sam Adams lager glass. Pours a clear brown-amber with a bubbly, fragile tan head. Head reduces to an island and ring but leaves decent lacing. The aroma is quite metallic, although some earthy hops show through this, as well as hints of baked bread and roasted nuts. Designed to be just "subtly higher hopped than British pale ales" they nearly succeed, but only come up to a Brit.. Still, it tastes good, and not particularly like the aroma. The subdued earthy hops are secondary to the toasted and nutty malt flavors. Medium body and medium+ carbonation.
O - moderately tasty but under-hopped "IPA" thatís more of a cross between an English Brown and an ESB.