estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light amber, medium white head, malty nose with hints of fruit and spice. Very grainy body with a somewhat bitter finish. Hints of diacetyl, but only hints. A touch of fruitiness. Slightly harsh.
Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Old Thumper has nice hoppy nose. The flavor is on the hop side of balanced but there's plenty of malt in there as well.
beerguy101 (5354) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 5, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange gold color. Medium head. Aroma is malty and caramel. A medium bodied ale, Malts are mild, slightly sweet and fruity. Apples and vanilla. Hops are very dry and somewhat floral. There is a very distinct orange flavor to this beer. Slightly bittering, and there is a strange aftertaste. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and a touch astringent.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
orange fizzy beer. just another bland english ale. slighty sour taste with a poor finish. not impressed
Oakes (14884) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber; aroma shows ringwood yeast, herbal hop, caramel. Straightforward English ale - a step up from Bass and Double Diamond but along the same lines.
Albert (39) - Miramar, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful to look at, copper color. Very British while made in the U.S. Similar to Old Speckled Hen or New Castle with a bit more bitterness and spice.
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear copper in color with a medium head. Aroma is putrid, but better than their Export. Flavors are of carmel and toffee with barely a hint of hops. Finish is earthy and fairly clean. Unimpressive.
seuinoz (223) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
very hoppy towards the end of the glass.
nice head that faded very quickly to an awesome display of lacing.
the aroma had a hint of pears? (unless my nose is falling apart on me)
this was not the best beer out there, but i will try it again to see if i need to re-rate it.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - NOV 30, 2002
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light clear amber, moderate head formation. Vinous, berry fruitiness and wood shavings on the nose. Sweet almost candy like fruitiness on the palate. Good hoppy texture and grainy dryness throughout. A little thin and uninteresting.
aracauna (3445) - Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Head is sandy and slightly yellowish tint. Body is a pale copper. The aroma is lemon, butter and malt with the occasional wisp of butterscotch. The first sip is big toasty malt and caramel. Next sip is lemon with an earthy flavor. The third sip is water. The flavor is a bit thin after that, but not bad. Definite sting from the carbonation.