Strykzone (4198) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle in a trade with Hayduke with whom it was shared via facebook chat. This beer poured a tea color with a very big fluffy light tan head that had strong retention. Very attractive lacing. The nose was pine and spice. The flavor reminds me of a cross between a pale ale and an Oktoberfest with pleasant spices and soft but subtle hops. Those hops are floral with some pine and citrus. Caramel is nicely included in the mix. The finish brings out some tangerine. A nice and subtle beer.
hayduke (3079) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Joint tasting with Strykzone. The beer pours a very clear amber color with a medium sized off-white head that left excellent lacing. Nose of floral hops on top of nice smelling malts. The body is medium with very smooth clean mouthfeel. The flavor is roasted malt and the same floral hops as in the aroma. The finish is lightly bitter and the overall drinkability is very high. One of the better ambers.
phaleslu (5174) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a semi-cloudy dark gold color with a small fizzy white head. Aroma of sweet malts, earthy hops, sugar, and toast. Flavor shows some mixed malts, toasty, dry, and sweet, with grassy hops and cereal. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a crisp mouthfeel. Not a whole lot going on in this one but drinks really nice and easy.
boFNjackson (3894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Poured copper-amber-orange with an off white head. Aroma of yeast esters, sweet tarts, and floral herbs. Cracker malt tones and biscuits, hops were spicy and provided an earthy balance. Palate was dry. Cracker malt finish.
3fourths (7522) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - MAR 27, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. sticky caramel malt nose; mild hop aromatics, little yeast presence (mild milk powder). viscous caramel flavor; mild hop flavor; medium hop bitterness. chewy, semi-sweet bread crust and caramel. medium body; somewhat flabby body. wet finish. not all that enjoyable.
cmonster (939) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber served in an English pint. An aggressive pour turns clear light orange-amber with a huge off-white head. Good retention and spotty lacing. Aroma is light caramel malts and floral hops. Medium-light body, soft carbonation, and a mildly malty flavor. Finishes a little bitter and caramely. Nice amber.
Loineshawn (3006) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at the brewery. pours a clear copper orange with a creamy offwhite head. nice lace. toasted rye bread, piney hops. crisp and clean . pretty nice.
DuffMan (5790) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Currently on tap at the brewpub. Bright clear orange amber. Sweet toffee with fruity nuances and a mildly bitter finish.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the brewpub. The beer pours a clear dark amber color with a medium off-white head that dissipates steadily. Thin rings of lacing on the glass. Floral hops aroma as well as malt. Light to medium body with flavors of roasted malt, caramel and floral hops. The finish is mildly hoppy with a bitterness that does not linger long. Decent overall.
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Clear amber color with a big off-white head. Sorta sweet malty nose with a dash of hops and some yeast. Caramel malt aroma backed by a slight hop bite.