Darkmagus82 (1313) - - SEP 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 8-12-13-
Served on hand pull cask in a pint glass
Appearance – Served a slightly hazy golden amber colored brew with a one finger white head. The head fades rather fast leaving a nice foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is a nice mix of fruity, sweet, malty and hop smells. The fruit is of a light tropical and apple nature while the sweet is of a caramel smell. The maltiness of a bready nature is mixed with a grapefruit and light earthy hop aroma overall producing a nice clean smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a caramel and bready taste upfront with only a hint of grapefruit hop. As the flavor advances however the grapefruit grows quite a bit stronger in nature and is joined by some flavors of pine hop at the end. Along with the pine however a little bit of earthy hop and alight fruitiness of a more citrus and apple nature greet the tongue as well, with the mix of flavors in the end leaving a rather balanced hop/sweet/malt blend to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – As may be expected for a cask brew the carbonation was on the low side with a body that was on the creamier and thicker side. The combo was rather nice for the beer overall suiting the balanced blend of flavors rather nicely.
Overall – This is a fine and tasty brew. Very easy drinking and quite flavorful and balanced. One to try if you get a chance.
Beerathon (1171) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had it on cask. A bit thin, but a big head on it. Mostly citrus in the nose. Pretty standard all around.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4918) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2013 Sampled from a hand pump at the brewpub this beer poured a murky amber-tan color with a large foamy yellow-white head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was tangy, sweetish and had faint pine and vague fruits. The flavor was tangy and sweetish with notes of pine, caramel, bread, faint vague fruity hops and a touch of bitterness. Medium length pine, bread, caramel and fruity hop finish. Medium body and smooth. Ok.
dpjuart (1058) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at the Brewpub. Pours hazy golden, lacing white head. Nose is slight and indistinguishable. Lots of earthy hops, some lemon. Caramel notes throughout. Nice.
sonnycheeba (3562) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Pours cloudy amber with thick, frothy off-white head; decent retention and good lacing. Aroma is caramel malt, bubblegum, grassy hops, and light citrus. Flavor is unbalanced with malt, hops, and esters all conflicting with each other; flat taste with a dry finish. Medium body with low carbonation and warmth.
BeerandBlues2 (9701) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours lightly hazy amber with a medium, creamy off-white head, medium retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is cereal and biscuit malt, fruity and pine hops, and fruity esters. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, light malt and fruity esters with a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the brewery. Pale amber pour with a creamy white head. The nose is quite earthy and orangey with lots of soft fruity character. Bright sweet UK-ish caramel malts and a very assertive hoppy bitterness. A little bit of earthiness on the back. Decent brew if a bit lacking on the aroma hops.
zdk (1809) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
cask @ Otto’s. soft body, caramel and toffee malts, its got lots of bitterness without much floral hop profile that we know and love. Bad balance.
j12601 (6603) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at Otto’s on our way to RBSG. Pours a gently hazed orange brown with a thin white head. Spicy citrus, light pine and toast, caramel and slight booze. Thinned out carbonation, smooth. Hoppy and earthy, probably better on draft. Long slow tangy bitterness with some grapefruit to it.
puzzl (3251) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2010
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask. Lightly yeasty, celery, marshmallow, unrefined cocoa. No t what I’d expect from an ipa but not bad. Very smooth, with a harsh, astringent, drain cleaner finish. Tastes almost skunked. Hop definition is crap. This beer sucks.