bubbleflubber (1893) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is much like an "IPA light". An amber-copper color with a great head and huge spiderlace. Caramel, a touch of grapefruit, and a hint of pine resin to the nose. The flavors are exactly the same, in the same order. A well-hopped bitter back-palate finish combines with a syrupy mouthfeel to combine for a good overall brew. Again, less like an ESA and more like an "IPA light".
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Your typical amber-ale. copper color, small head. medium malt body with some hints of caramel. the hop presence was decent, but the finish left a chalky taste in my mouth. not very memorable.