BBB63 (5701) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Stubby bottle and served in no-nik pint glass: Clean deep golden hue with a lasting big frothy head and left very nice lace upon the glass. The aroma has notes of dusty and wet grains, slight herbal hops, some soapy notes and little else. The taste has a weird acidity of a bottle going bad, additionally if there is 60+ IBU in this beer than I am a monkeys uncle. It comes off more akin to an English ESB than an American Pale Ale. Dusty and tannic spent pale malts and a touch of crystal and rye. The mouth feel is chalky and metallic, not all that enjoyable. Another beer from this brewery I will pass on... really this is the best you can do?
GreatDane1632 (131) - Louisiana, USA - FEB 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Received in a trade. Poured into a Prairie tulip glass -- First off I love the bottle art! Very, very, cool stuff there. The aroma is standard for an American Pale, looked nice, the taste, however I was I loved about this beer. I could taste the rye spiciness and a decent helping of bready flavors. Was there a decent amount of Biscuit/Victory malt in the grain bill? The hops complimented the malt flavors and I really thought it balanced well. Reminded me of some of the first Home brews I tried, that were really well done. Would gladly have another.
thorongil2 (993) - , Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(tap) clear amber colour with a small off white head; aroma of citrus; balanced flavour with a slight short bitter finish; pleasant mild session ale - far from being a ’hop bomber’ though :-)
jdb288 (285) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fresh bottle. Pours Amber with no head. Aroma is interesting - caramel, dough. Taste is sweet malt, caramel, rye. Earthy tones against the sweet flavor of the malt. Quick clean finish.
jstonerock24 (80) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an orange with a white head. Flavor is of caramel mild citrus. Nice bitterness for a pale ale. Overall it has a decent flavor.
Shag (2546) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color with a beige head. The aroma contains some citurs, spices, and some vinegar notes? The flavor is not a hop bomb but more of a sour bomb. I get some citrus, caramel, but also some vinegar and sour notes. Is this on purpose? Well it works ok. Overall its pretty good.
eelbasher (285) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz via local swap. Pours deep golden with a off white head. Aromas of old hops, cardboard, caramel, and bread. Drinks heavy for a pale. Grain, old hops, and a touch of caramel. What’s going on with this? Meh
dmac (3701) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle via trade with bmoosey, thanks Bruce. Poured a chunky honey orange/tea colored body with a foamy white head. Aroma is lightly sweet, honey topped bread, old toast, tea leaves, old caramel. Fuller bodied with average carbonation and a dry finish. Flavor is very similar to the aroma, some light sweet honey and caramel, amber malts, dry toast, older orange slices. Meh nothing special here.
DrewFace (424) - Rockledge, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear amber color with huge white head, some floaties. Slight barnyard funk aroma, light caramel malt. A little bit of the barnyard character in the flavor as well. Decent hop character, slightly citrusy and piney. Just not sure the barnyards brett character is suppose to be there.
crajun (873) - , Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Meh. Didn’t enjoy this one. Mild aroma of beer. Taste was slight malt and bitter hops with absolutely zero taste. Why?
rosenbergh (5977) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. (Dutch’s Bottle Shop) Cincinnati, OH.
Dark copper colour with a small off-white head.
Mild piney and resiny aroma with hops and malt.
Dark piney, mild resiny and mildly bitter flavour with some sweetish malt.