taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber, cloudy, tan head. Pine hop aroma. Taste is balanced malt and pine sap with the finish being pleasant bitterness that’s not over the top.
boFNjackson (4198) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ FredFest... Poured a hazy reddish/copper with a bubbly head. Pretty much a Rogue beer. Light hop earthiness, bready malts and that dominating pacman yeast. Nothing too crazy going on here.
Camons (9192) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Cheeky monk, Denver doing the oyster and beer event. Pours golden with a offehite head. Aroma of fresh fruity hops, peach and kiwi. Taste is fresh fruity with grapefruit, pine, peach, kiwi. wellbalanced. Medium body, lively carbonation, bitter finish. 130411
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011-05-13. Crisp dark amber body with a modest beige head. 3+ Modest aroma, mildly resiny hops with hint of malt. Flavor is similar, chewy resiny hops and a supportive malt base. Very light caramel touches. 7+ Average plus palate. Not super complex or assertive but quite drinkable, and enjoyable. Bottle shared by Blankboy 15+
jmad (72) - - MAY 14, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I poured this in a glass mug...
The liquid was hazy brown with orange hues and a tall, mayonaisse colored head that was very dense and left a lot of lacing. The smell is mostly pine and citrus peel with a background of caramel apples and cinnamon. Tastes of piney hops with hints of toffee and spice, the aftertaste is dominated by bitter grapefruit peel. This is a juicy beer with lots of soft carbonation and a dry lingering finish. These homegrown beers are some of my favorites, this did not disappoint.
adnielsen (10367) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home. Dark orange appearance with a two finger, orange/tan head. Grapefruit/orange citrusy, light piney hoppy nose with a medium malty smell. Pretty heavy pale malty body with a light to medium orange/grapefruit citrus, medium piney bitter hoppy flavor. Orange piney hoppy aftertaste.
phaleslu (8969) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at The Bridge. Pours a semi-cloudy amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma is pretty faint, but I pick up on some toast, light earthy hops, and some woodsy, grassy notes. Flavor of bitter, earthy hops hits right away with minerals, soap, grass, dry grains, and pale malts. Light-bodied, with low carbonation and a dry, bitter mouthfeel. Not my style of APA.
MadIndian (2713) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red / orange pour with a sour orange and berry aroma.
The taste of caramel malts, fruit and hop with a grainy bitter finish.
degbert (1565) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, and it was a gusher -- foam inexorably advanced like a fifties sci-fi monster. That said, pours a cloudy red-brown with a very solid, ecru head. Nose is resiny and toasty, with camphor and nutmeg notes. Hoppy on the tongue, with those same piney notes -- I have trouble believing this is only 40 IBU, as it drinks like a dark-malt IPA rather than a dry-hopped brown ale. Finishes clean and bitter. Good, but not what I was expecting.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber, pours an amber body with an off white head, light retention. Nice hop tones aromatically. Hints of grass, and herbal notes. A light pine character and mild citrus sweetness. Mild bread y malt character and some light pine and citrus to finish. Not bad.