jandd1983 (2505) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 1, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
It poured a clear copper color with a tan head. The aroma was of hops, grain and a little maltiness. The taste was pretty much like the aroma and not very complex. This is not a great beer, just average.
JoeinEscazú (1325) - Ozark, Missouri, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A sweetish and warming comfort brew. Dark amber with gold highlights. Sweet, rich, malty aroma and flavor of caramel, brown sugar, poached pear, bit of toffee. The firm bitterness is barely enough for balance. May you find it at a reasonable cellar-like temp in a snifter, rather than an ice-cold shaker.
unclemike (2214) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUL 23, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This brew poured a medium head of fine to medium sized white mostly lastin bubbles that left behind a fair lacing and a softly carbonated transparent orange colored body. It hd a mild malt aroma if it had any aroma at all! Its mild malt hop flavor was nothing special and its mouthfeel was smooth and thin from start to finish
Zymurgeist2 (961) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Out of a bottle. Clear copper with minimal tan head. Taste is all malt. Pretty thin mouthfeel for the style and not much complexity - just malt. Not great - but I don’t think this is as bad as the other ratings.
dfinney23 (1596) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not the best beer I’ve had this week, or even today, but certainly not a drain pour. Lots of malt with hints of grassy hops and leather.
RobertDale (3345) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 26, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 ounce bottle. The previous rating pretty much sums it up. Could not finish the bottle, didn’t want to finish the bottle. Glad I only had one bottle.
Too malty, minimal hops.
beastiefan2k (2368) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - APR 23, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer has been out for a few weeks at this point, I am surprised no one has added it to the site. But I understand, what a horrible, useless waste of malts, hops, water, and yeast. Starting from the sophomoric label description... this is an American Ale. While the Flying Monkey website states this is an "Old English Ale." Apparently, these Road Trip Brewing beers are a collaborative brew with BevBuy Beer Partners (whoever that is). Either way, this is a muddled waste of beer. Muddle hops in tea-like malts. No structure, mess of beer. A quarter of a bottle, pop out this rating, and pour down the drain.