awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a rich, bronze-ish caramel color, transparent, with an amazing head of fizzy white foam. One of the most impressive heads Iíve ever seen, this one formed a huge dome puffing out the top of my glass, lasting an incredibly long time thanks to the steady stream of carbonation flowing up from the bottom of the glass. Aroma of graham cracker malts and lightly sweet caramel, balanced by some herbal, earthy, lotus leaf hops. Light bodied with a shimmering carbonation to caress the tongue. Chewy malt flavors of graham cracker and some mild cinnimon spice. The hops are quite earthy, but in a delectable way; very aptly named. Dry, herbal, tea-like hop cleansing in the final smack.
Ratman197 (8860) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Russian River poured a clear copper with a small lingering ivory head. Aromas of carmel, fruitiness and a hint of tea. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, light fruitiness and a hint of tea with a crisp bittersweet finish.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub 5/7/07. Amber color, with a moderate sized white head. Nice floral hop aroma. Nice malty backbone, but the hops are the focus. straightforward and tasty.
unclemattie (3999) - Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
25April07 on tap @ Russian River. Amber color. rich malt flavor. balanced hop finish. not much aroma. This tastes like the typical English staple. more bitterness than most APAs Iíve had...
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - MAR 17, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
growler pours a beautiful deep amber with a nice white head that retains really well and leaves good lace. very nice nose combines a deeply toasty nose, with light cocoa notes, overlayed with floral hoppines. well-balanced flavor balances complex malt notes with solid bitterness and nice hop flavors. very nice American interpretation of an "ESB".
GG (2019) - NorCal, California, USA - FEB 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Not sure what to expect before I had this but what turned out to be curiosity quickly turned to delight. An easy drinking English Pale, which a decent helping of hops balanced nicely by the sweet malt. Aroma was bready, sweet from the malts with a light hop aroma that accentuates and not overpowers. Flavors were spicy, a little bready, caramel malts and again that nice hop character that is present, but not overbearing. An excellent session pale ale.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/2 pint at RR - Aroma is mild with dry hops, green tea and pale malts. Pours transparent bronze with a small head and decent lacing. Flavor is a match to aroma with the hops standing out. Palate is slightly tart and smooth. An easy drinking session brew.
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 12, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Amber beer with an off-white head. Earthy, grassy, citrus aroma. Grassy, citrus hop flavor with some caramel. Lingering grassiness. Medium bodied. Slight astringency.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - FEB 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is actually an English pale with both east Kent and Styrian goldings hops. Nice dry biscuity and spice nose with a touch of caramel. Clean and soft mouthfeel with plenty of earthy pepper and spice. Clean soft and rich session brew.
fly (1393) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - JUL 10, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap @ Stumptown. Blame Vinie for having made so many other good beer that this one didnít just blow me away. Really wish I could talk to him about whatís behind it as with the dead leaf in the name I wonder if he wanted a supressed bitterness or if thatís just my imnagination running wild. Plenty fine beer to drink on a deck in summer, thatís one thing I do know.