Shaskitt (5) - - SEP 27, 2013 does not count
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hops like bug spray. Ok malt nose. Too carbonated. Wouldn't seek this out again.
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BrewBoxer (1552) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a light amber brown color with a fluffy white head. Tastes of Carmel, bread and hops. Decent
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Emeister84 (635) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aromas of roast, earth, and smoke. Amber with a small white head. Creamy, smokey, and nutty. Medium bodied, smooth, and with a citrusy finish.
pinkie (318) - New York, USA - SEP 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer poured a dark copper color the color of deep wood. Had a light off white head of thick foam that fell slowly. Clear and had streaming effervescence.
Nose was very much like an IPA. Had some pine, grapefruit way in back and a succulent hop cone scent. Bread and a sweet malt. The taste was dark toasted malt with dark caramel. it had a pungent leafy vegetal quality that I really did not like. It was bitter but not extremely bitter. It had an oniony quality that took over the beer. Malt took on smoky meat like quality and was overly toasted and dark tasting. It then developed the taste of sour or rancid walnuts. It left a terrible sour aftertaste. Bitter, onion and a bunch of flavors that just didnít go well together. Dark caramel doesnít go with onion.
This was a beer that could not make up itís mind. To go towards the dark qualities or the light . It had potential but each characteristic failed in some way. The mouthfeel was strangely oily and slick. It had a metallic taste underneath all that that was just noticeable. it was not a harvest or fall beer, it was not and IPA it was not a dark beer. It was some kind of conglomeration of elements from each of these and failed to be any one of them.
ScipioA (138) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice brown/red appearance, looks like a pile of old leaves. Just a bit of pale head. Interesting concept, a single-hopped IPA featuring Summit hops. Apparently summit hops are the kind that contribute sort of a dank smell to the beer, not my favorite. More dankness to the flavors, but this time balanced by a bit more citrus plus quite a bit of sweet. Really nice mouthfeel, just a bit thick with a very dry finish and lingering bitterness.
zgaier (1016) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Southwest Porch at Bryant Park NYC. Pours a autumn copper brown with a beige head and aroma of caramel, malt, and nuts. Taste is of roasted malt, caramel, nuts, and earthy notes leading to a dry finish.
jjgmd (1050) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Bryant Park, NYC , pours an autumn copper amber color with no head. Nose is citrusy . Taste is sweet with citrus. Finish is dry with slight bitterness. Your average amber ale. Quaff Score 6 / 10
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle-big tight offwhite-amber. A-soft floral-med malt-roast. T-herbal/spice hops, lt med malt-slight sweetness.
ben4321 (3348) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from State Line, 3/22/13
Aroma: The nose is a mix of doughy/bready malts, caramel, citrus hops, and some light pine
Appearance: It pours a hazed caramel-brown color with a fluffy beige head and semi-coating lace
Flavor: The taste is mid-sweet and mid-bitter, starts malty, but it gets somewhat hoppy as well
Palate: This one has a medium body, a smooth, creamy feel, soft carbonation, and a dryish finish
Interesting beer. This one was hoppier than I expected, and turned out to be pretty solid stuff. Iíd grab this one again for a fairly sessionable Amber with a solid hop bite.
OKplus (673) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 13, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Pours a clear amber with brilliant ruby edges. Gorgeous spiderweb lacing.
S - Grassy hops on top of a bready caramel malt. The hops are fresh and clean. Gingerbread spice.
T - Follows the nose. Bready Butterscotch malt with spice hints throuought. Prickly grapefruit hops attack the tongue. Muted grapefruit flows through the caramel malt. The finish is dry and citrus and grapefruit.
Really well done. Very clean flavors. Hop forward for the style. Tea tannins come through strong. A solid drinker.
Serving type: on-tap