Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Honey amber with a thin ring of bubbles. Nose-light grass, seltzer. Taste-solid pale ale flavors-caramel, nicely restrained hops, soft mouthfeel, powdery, musty, light honey. Overall very drinkable.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brownish Amber. Light hop aroma with a malty backbone. Very malt and bready taste, with little hops...almost more of an Amber than a Pale Ale. Slightly sweet finish.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lightly rusted gold slightly hazy body. Nice creamy/soapy off-white head. Aroma has slightly citrus hopped toast, some light brown sugar in background. Pretty good and rounded caramel malted hops. Pretty simple, but pretty good.
IrishBoy (4000) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 20, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from cbkschubert; Malty and fruity hop nose; hazy amber with a small beige head; flavor of sweet caramel with a tiny bit of hops in the finish.
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer pours cloudy dark honey color with a well retained off white head. Aroma is nicely balanced, though far from over-powering, between spicy hops and bready maltiness. Flavor is initially a bit sweet and the finish is decently spicy hoppy. Not a blow you socks off effort, but a nice drinker none the less.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 13, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2006 Bottle: Pours a hazy amber color, decent head and lacing. The nose is very light and malty, some metal and odd thin blood notes. The flavor is thin, lacking much bitterness, body or character. Like an off-ph amber ale or something. Finishes thin. Eh.
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Having enjoyed this beer for many years my opinion may be a little bias. This was my first craft beer back in 1989 (when I became legal). I would always enjoy it on my many trips to Santa Fe. 12 oz. Bottle. Pours a murky dark copper color with a white head and lacing. Sweet malt and fruity notes in the nose. Sweet malt with hints of bread and a slight hop bite at the end. Very good beer. It goes very well with Tex-Mex, Southwestern, and interior Mexican cuisines,(and good ol’ Texas BBQ as well!).
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber with a frothy white head. Bubblegum and floral hop aroma. Bubblegum and strange cherry candy like flavor. Clean and fruity. Interesting beer. I wouldn’t put it up against my favorite APA’s, but if not judging by catagory, a quaffable ale. Not what I was expecting but a nice surprise.
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 19, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked this up from Susan’s Fine Wine and Spirits at the corner of St. Francis & Cerillos (highly recommended; good inexpensive selection of "western" brews). Pours an ever so slightly cloudy amber with a white head. Good lacing. Fresh bread aroma. Nice, full malt up front with a surprisingly mild hop finish--this tastes more like an amber to me, but it’s pretty good nonetheless. Highly drinkable.
Ratman197 (11766) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 2, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, light apricot and some citrus notes. Palate was light to medium bodied. Flavors of carmel, light orange and a hint of apricot with a crisp clean finish. Very drinkable beer, but nothing special.