RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer offers an aroma of hops and pine. It is a cloudy bronze colored solution that has a good cream colored head that fades leaving only a mild hint of lacing behind. This thin beer offers a strong taste of pine that fades fast after being swallowed.
patrick767 (3333) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle - Pours up a cloudy amber color with a thin, fading head. The aroma is very light and malty. Flavor is of sweet caramel malts that are well balanced by a significant hops presence. The finish is suitably bitter. It has a smooth, medium bodied mouthfeel and overall is rather nice. I’d buy it again.
PhysZac (69) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 15, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Oaken Barrel. My favorite of the Oaken Barrel selection I have tried. Nice clear amber body. Perfect white head is small but creamy. Dry hop aroma has almost woodsy character. Green grass. Very light malt runs down tongue and turns to medium hoppy bitter. Bitter character sticks around enough to be called an aftertaste. A good, solid representation of central Indiana. Will seek out as a session beer.
Tmoney99 (9965) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark amber color with a small creamy head that diminished slowly and produced good lacing. Medium sweet hoppy aroma. Medium body. Full hoppy flavor with a moderate bitter finish. Good refreshing brew.
DarkElf (3013) - La Jolla, California, USA - NOV 17, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with atpayne, thanks Adam!) This seems like a pretty standard amber ale, somewhat sweet, malty, and caramely, but balanced by a lively hoppiness that is moderately bitter and tea-like. Sweet, light caramel, slight hops and some tea in the nose. Medium bodied, with a nicely carbonated, crisp and refreshing mouthfeel. Medium amber color is slightly hazy. Small, off-white head settles to a thin ring. Nothing too out of the ordinary, but pleasant and easy to drink without being boring.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - NOV 6, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nose of grain and cereal, slightly floral. Pours a medium clear sparkling copper red. The average creamy off white head is mostly diminishing and leaves a light sheet of lace. The brew is well balanced with a hint of sweet citrus bite. The finish is average. The medium dry body is lively and feels dry at the finish.
mmmbeergood (14) - Elburn, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the pub. This ale appears to be the obligatory standard ale that all brewpubs serve. A decent session beer but not noteworthy or memorable.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yea, so this beer really isn’t that good. A bit more sour then I would like in a beer. I guess it will surfice for the night.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - OCT 6, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a redish orange with small off white head. Aroma is malty, but not distinctive from most ambers. Carmel and slightly toasted malts. Has a sour malt character right up front on the palate and then a medium bodied carmel malt, followed by a bit of a hop kick, with a cascade feel.
jahughey (65) - Franklin, Indiana, USA - SEP 24, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Could stand to be bigger. But overall pretty solid. Nice balance, light malty aroma and somewhat complex malt character, with just enough hop to balance the sweetness. Would be quite good with a little more of everything.