edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
orange-brown body with a quickly dissipating almond colored head. some lacing. some floral and hop notes to the nose. caramel and hops to taste with a hint of tea towards the back. also noted was a slight dirt or earth flavor.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - AUG 20, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very strong woody aroma and texture, somehow. Not quite grainy like a fine piece of oak but I imagined it to be. The ringwood yeast gave it a ciderish and musty bent. Tasted a bit of white wine and blue cheese (creamy and moldy aspects anyway, not necessarily sour flavors). Almost unbalanced acidity.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer tried to Thump me, Old Thumper Style, but I don’t feel violated. What does that mean? I don’t know either?
This seems to be a solid EPA, although it is not pale in appearance, rather a copper / amber. This beer has buttery, caramel suggestions in the aroma and flavor, and finishes dry and slightly hoppy. I however don’t find many fruity notes in Old Thumper’s flavor & taste, yet I find a relatively nutty presence. Overall, a Respectable Beer; a great deal better than it’s lesser counterpart Shipyard Export Ale.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was very mellow...not as hoppy as I thought it would be but still nice drink to have when weather gets a little cooler.
canary dog (683) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - JUL 11, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dry, but malty. Tastes a lot like Bass Ale. Bass isn't a bad beer, but you expect a little more from a New England micro.
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditionned at the Florida Tap Room in Ft. Lauderdale. Has great balance, some low esters and a tremendously rich personality. It is a very good pale ale/bitter. It has a slightly thin body but a rich malty hoppy flavour.
ClarkVV (4005) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 2, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crisp/dry hops aroma. White cream colored head that stays around for a few minutes.
orange-red and a bit fizzy appearance.
Taste is dry but has a bitter malt taste accompanying the hops. Finishes with a chewy/biscuity malt flavor. Medium bodied. Has a bitter/dry shot initially that is a bit uneven at the start, but combines well with a more subtle malt to produce a nice finish. As it warms more hops apparent in the body, producing a piney taste. Too uneven up front and carbonation is a bit too high.
BATLMULLET (127) - Highland, Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Much heavier in body than what I was looking for in hot weather in Portland. Much maltier than expected, with a very full body. Some hoppiness toward the middle. Nice white head that diminished very quickly. I'll bet that this is favorite around Portland in the autumn.
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 20, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer pours an amber color with a creamy white head and moderate lacing on the glass. The aroma is sweet and slightly fruity. The taste is very full of caramel and pretty smooth. There is a slight hint of alcohol in the flavor and also a little fruit is also evident. The taste has a very warm feel even when the beer is cold. I would recommend trying this one.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice amber brown color,small white head that diminished quickly.Mild malty aroma with a nice hoppines to it.the flavor was pretty decent mild malt,slight sweetness to it,but mostly it was hoppy,nicely done to.the after taste was mildly bitter with the hops coming through very clearly,and some faint hints of sweetness.Very nice brew IMO and well worth having a few more of these on hand.