Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JUN 7, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a bright, clear bronze with a pillowy off-white head. The nose is of grainy, bready malt and doughy yeast notes with a bit of earthy hops in support. Light to medium-bodied and almost creamy with a quick transition to a lightly astringent and mildly bitter finish. The flavor is of dry, dark bread-like malt with a sold earthy hop backing; more emphasis has been placed on the flavoring than the bittering hops. This is a decent beer. It’s not among my favorite ESBs, but I may have drank it a tad too warm.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Date: May 09, 2009
Appearance: hazy dark amber, wispy off white head, bits of drippy lace
Aroma: dry caramel malt aroma, light earthyness
Flavor: rich caramel malt flavor, nice bready sweetness, light earthy bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
ZR2Blazer (87) - Christiansburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle – Pours medium dark amber, low caramel colored head. I found this to be a very easy beer to drink. The Bitter hops finish clean and leave a nice aftertaste, but not near as strong as other hoppier American Pale Ale’s. For me, this would not be a go-to beer, but it’s a good change.
hopscotch (10523) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle... Clear amber ale with orange highlights and a large, frothy, off-white head. Fantastic retention and lacing. Biscuity, soapy nose. Light-bodied and very mildly creamy with lively carbonation. Bitter, toasty flavor and finish.
topherh (1919) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours coppery with a one finger white head. Aroma of caramel malts and wet grain. Flavor is bitter with a bit of caramel malt, but not real balanced.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from a mixed pack on 02/14/2009. Clear copper amber body with a medium creamy off-white head. Toasty nutty notes with some cheerios. Slight grain, toast and cheerios flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
coyotehunter (696) - , Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy MrBunn...Reddish Amber pour, modest head. Slight scent of apple...not much else. Hints of caramel, but its quite disappointing.
MrBunn (2645) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper with a finger or so of head. Aromas of apple juice with a little bit of hops. Astringent alcohol shines through a lackluster body of caramel malt and spice. This just isn’t a very good ESB.
grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from coopers. Pours a light amber color with some stale hop aromas. Taste is decient but not great with some mild hops and malt. Not the best of this style.
mrant (330) - New York, USA - MAR 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells of pleasant bitter hops. Taste is well-balanced malts and bitter hops. Very nice ESB.