scottw86 (1140) - Maryland, USA - NOV 2, 2008
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a clear brown/orange with a small off-white head. Light aroma of grapefruit and hops. Starts off with a slight taste of caramel malts and then turns very bitter. Some grassy elements. Finish was a little too bitter. Overall not bad, but more malts would make the balance better.
Radek Kliber (6587) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 355 ml
Appearance: clear amber ale with mid off white top
Nose: leafy bitter hop aroma with kiwi like fruit feel. Good.
Flavor/Palate : Frontal clean bitter hop character. Crystal like malt does solid balancing and filling job. Slightly harsher at finish yet still continuing with its proper hop profile. Refreshing American bitter.
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From botle. Light sweet tea aroma with fruity grassy hop resin, mild grapefruit. Hazy medium amber clear with no head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Starts with nice caramel and pilsner malts, medium grassy hop bitterness and light pine resin. Finishes quite bitter with resin and citrus peel and fairly heavy astringency. Decent pale ale.
Slipstream (2159) - USA - JUN 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cute label drawing of people in a motorboat. Pleasant aroma and flooded with flavor. Multifaceted - complex and enjoyable taste, not super-hoppy. This appears to be brewed by Mendocino/Saratoga for Sackets Harbor, in which case it is another fine product from them.
tomthompson89 (1924) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2008
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
light amber color decent light beige foam, nose is clean , hoppy smells nice. Flavor is all Hops!!! Piney, Soapy hops, not my type... Bitter soapy finish, needs some more malts to balance this one out. Although my wife loved it???
blipp (6619) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Aroma has both malt and hops, notes of grass, caramel and light citrus. Medium body. Flavor starts lightly sweet and ends on a bitter grassy note. Not bad.
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear amber brown. Small amount of head off a very firm pour and it sticks around for a short while. Nose is light. Green leafy hopppy scent. Flavor is actually pretty smooth. Consistent slightly salty hops coat your tongue and never really fade. Slight metallic tone on the very very end. Barely there, but something is up. The resin hop character is also there, and it stays pretty firm. Feel is thick on the liquid, good level of bubble, and it just leaves a lasting impression on your tongue. You can feel this one for a very lone time. Overall very drinkable. This was a surprise. Not that I thought it was going to be a disaster. It’s just nice to be able to find something that is not so mainstream be so nice. Worth a shot.
BEERGUY007 (206) - Scotia, New York, USA - JAN 7, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottlle from glenville beverage. Pours a light orange. Some white head, a little lace. Some hops, citrusy taste at the end, not bad, but not my fav
jimhilt (2451) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 28, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a four finger cream head that fades very slowly leaving a good lace. Clear amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Piney hop nose. Flavor is typical pale ale, piney hops, bitter. Lingering bitter aftertaste. $1.55 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, MA.
SpringsLicker (3221) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden yellow with a tall, long lasting, white head.
Fruity caramel aroma.
Building dryness, good balance, nice dry finish.