ChainGangGuy (4351) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle - Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a ever so slightly hazed, dark amber body with a moderately-sized, off-white head.
Smell: Sweet-scented caramel atop toasted bread and biscuits stirred up nasally moist herbs and juicy grapefruit, peels and all.
Taste: Upfront malt profile tasting of toasted sliced loaf bread brushed well with sweet caramel. In the far-off distance is just a teensy hint of roast. Just a hint, mind you. Hops present a spicy, grassy herbaceousness with a touch of white grapefruit and a growing, accumulating bitterness. As the bitterness flourishes on the tongue, it begins to drown out the initial maltiness. Anticipated Pacman yeastiness. Finishes fairly dry and bitter with a bit of the fruitiness enduring into the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Fairly soft mouthfeel.
Drinkability: I’ll politely golf clap a solid, if straightforward pale ale utilizing GYO ingredients. I will!
smith4498 (2988) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours slightly hazy amber color with off hwite head. Aromas for floral and citrus hops with some caramel. Lightly sweet caramel flavor with lots of citrusy and grassy hops. Moderately bitter. Medium body with average carbonation. Another nice brew in the Chatoe series.
Cybercat (3225) - Georgia, USA - AUG 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is fruity and malty, not strong but still pleasant. It pours a somewhat hazy dark amber with a fluffy and slightly orange light tan head. Flavor is quite malty with apple and hoppy undertones that add a little bitterness and a bit of sweetness to the mix of tastes. Texture is quite fizzy and edgy, leaving behind a firm and pleasing tingle.
Boutip (4654) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a lightly hazy deep amber color ale with a nice foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of bitter hops with light citrus notes akin to West Coast hops. Taste is a very refreshing mix between some citrus and bitter hops with a well balance caramel malt backbone which just enough sweetness to maintain a good balance. Body is quite full with great carbonation. Well made with a very refreshing balance though nothing here is re-writing the rule book except for the fact that the ingredients are home-grown.
Strykzone (4826) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A beautiful three finger tan head of shaving cream consistency sits atop an opaque beer the color of rusty cherries. A pleasant, although not big, aroma that offers complex citrus fruit and caramel. The flavor leads with a doughy and yeasty expression. Nice complex fruit, floral, and perhaps a bit of pine. Caramel malt. Those hops add some resonant dry bitterness that does not translate into an aftertaste. Some spice comes late. This is a tasty and smooth drinking beer. Well done by Rogue.
Sledutah (4314) - Utah, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle brought over and shared by Uly, thanks
Appearance: Pours hazy amber with a nice beige head and good lacing in the glass
Aroma: Sweet malts, caramel and floral
Taste: Malty, caramel and pine
Very smooth and refreshing
Sask89 (410) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - AUG 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark amber colour with a big tan head, hazy. Aroma is of floral and citrus hops, caramel malts, pine, spices and some yeast. Taste is citrus sweet with a nice malt backbones, good hop bitterness. Medium bodied, smooth on the palate, average carbonation. Overall a nice pale ale and good beer.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle. Pours hazy copper with a really big thick foamy head. Aroma of bready and caramel malt with a mellow citrus and pine hop scents. Pretty bitter brew, the rich malt sweetness helps balance it out though and a long bitter finish. Medium body with average carbonation and a dry mouth feel. Pretty good.
mar (4787) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber with a cream head. Nose is caramel malts, piney, bitter hops, with light florals. Smooth on the palate with the piney bitterness up front, caramel in the middle and a bitter finish.
BBB63 (5964) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle and served in my NB worthy glass; Deep caramel hue with a lasting frothy head and okay lace. The aroma has notes of dank PNW hops, resiny and leafy with some hop spice and tropical fruit esters. There also is a biscuit, caramel and slightly earthy esters... nice that in this one the Pacman yeast is not so noticeable. The taste starts with crisp bitterness, moderate acidic fruitiness and some spiciness too. There is a light handed malt profile before leading towards a chalky and minerally astrengent finish. Lively and slightly aggressive palate but there is a slight chalky finish that kept it from being a 5. Overall it is much better than the Single Malt Ale and almost the equal of the Dirtoir Black Lager. Not sure why this is not listed as an IPA however?