Cybercat (2454) - Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this at the Mensa Regional Gathering in Huntsville (if I may brag!) Has a nice malty, somewhat fruity, subtly hoppy aroma that invites a taste. It pours a clear amber-golden with a decent white head. Flavor is malty, a little fruity, a little yeasty and a little hoppy; bitterness is mild. Texture is smooth with a good firm tingle.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
31st July 2010. ChrisOs Pre GBBF - ’Raise The Roof’ tasting. Hazy gold beer. Good cream head. Softish dry palate. Fairly well balanced, rich malt which turns soft and creamy and a nice dash of hop. Very drinkable.
sm89walt (1587) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ Chriso’s pre-GBBF ’Raise the Roof’ Tasting ’10. A clear, dark orange beer with a fine & readily disappearing off-white head. Odd plasticy aroma and burnt caramel (?) amidst some APA cascade fruitiness. A bit better on the tongue though the plastic comes through with a toasty maltiness and subtle hop fruit notes. Light body, medium carbonation and a relatively thin mouthfeel. Not a great finish either but OK.
hughie (3994) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at chriso’s pre-GBBF ’Raise the Roof’ Shindig ’10. Gold. Faint nettly aroma. Sweet barnyard taste with some butter. Some bitterness.
planky84 (1631) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Chris O’s ‘Raise the roof’ tasting. Pale amber pour with a white head. Quite fruity, citrus, cloves. Herby, meaty flavours. Slightly hoppy. Light, bitter finish.
cgarvieuk (10996) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at chris o pre GBBF ... sweet american malt nose ... again light sweet malt ... little tofffee ... light sweet hop
KAggie97 (3530) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from ericandersnavy
Pours ice tea orange with an aroma of raw pumpkin pulp. Flavor is malty hops cracker that sits tingly on the tongue. Light and refreshing.
oh6gdx (18576) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 23, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle@omhper. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is vegetables, some fruits and mild bready malts as well. Flavour is boiled peas, some fruits, along with some floral hoppyness as well. Mild sweet malts as well.
omhper (17472) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, thanks Cletus! Hazy deep golden, creamy head. Perfumy pear aroma. Mid-dry with medium body and cottony well rounded mouthfeel. Mildly resiny with growing late bitterness. Enjoyable pale ale.
Ughsmash (6670) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Poured cloudy medium orange with a short, dense cap of white head. The aroma picked up sweeter caramel and honey notes accented by earthy hops and a splash of Windex.. not bad, but not all that hoppy. The flavor found sweet caramel and some inadvertent fruit at the core, with bitter pine and earth around.. bitterness built all the way through the finish, but lost its definition. Lighter-bodied dry, and a bit sour on the palate.. balance was OK.