Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 26, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a nice ruby color with a medium head. Fruity Hop aroma with a bit of pine and malt. Flavor is heavier on the malt profile with a nice medium hoppiness. This is a good brew..
pivo (2651) - GERMANY - DEC 30, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh hop nose, orange amber color, foamy head. Fruity malt taste with a bitter back side. Fresh Cascade (or similar) hops with a high resolution. Just a big big bright hop infusion on this that is lovely. Dry like a martini. Amazing hop experience geared towards hop heads like me.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a well made, full on quality amber. Slightly piney and yeasty nose. Beautiful red amber in appearance. Full bodied brew with a rich malt backbone - not as syrupy as some reds can be. Balanced nicely wth the grapefruity hops. A small amount of cookie dough on the finish. This is a terrific everyday brew. Thanks to Dark Elf for the sample.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: nearly clear, and fully crimson, nicely retained bubblinng beige head.
Aroma: malty, toasty, ripely fruity.
Taste is freshly flavorful, bright and replete with dark fruit, grape and cherry, little hoppiness, rich in malt. Drinkabilityís a dream, medium/light bodied, swift, but pleasant finish, though itís a sturdy, quaffable delight, when allís told. Flavor never ends, either, keeps on a bursting in the mouth. Thatís always a good thing.
When you just need a tasty quncher, this ably fills the bill.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - DEC 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Somewhat malty nose. Malt carries through well, with a good balance of hoppiness and just a touch ofrastiness. An easy drinking brew.
YogiBeera (2558) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bitter hoppy and grassy and also malty nose. Amber color, small layer of a head. Short light bitter kick which lasts medium long.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - NOV 10, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Copper pour with a decent head, aroma of roasted malt and hops. Good malt to hops balance, nice bitter finish, one of the better ambers Iíve had. Glad I took a chance and bought a sixer at San Clemente for $6.99.
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - OCT 1, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at Pizza Port (Carlsbad), California.
White head, hazy dark orange body. Quite week fruity and grassy aroma. Also fruity, grassy and light malty in the flavor. Not very interesting but drinkable!
SpringsLicker (3382) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 2, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Lord Gorlock for another fine souvenir of the 2004 World Tour.
This pours a deep Copper with hints of red. The head is thick and creamy.
Very weak aroma. Some malt and hop character, but thin and somewhat weak overall.
TAR (2599) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light rufous with a mild haze. Compact, lacy ivory foam. Heavily malted nose with tangy plums, buttered caramel, dates, and peach esters. Whsipers of powdery malt, perfumey/earthy hops and pine. Ample body. Fine, dense carbonation, yet fluffy and full. Substantial earthy hop bitterness withstands the thick malt wall and caramel-covered nuts. Hops gain more bushiness toward the core, deflecting the sweet malts and igniting the slippery, fruit esters. Soft body embraces the jellied malt textures with ensuing caramelized banana flavors and slight sharpness of the roasted malt hulls. Malts are slightly chalky, as well. Remains chewy and thickly malted into then finish with lasting date sweetness amid snippets of apple acidity, grainy roast, and fresh hops. Quintessential session brew.