fiulijn (15436) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewpub, 6-4-7-4-13=34
Hazy amber color with small creamy head. There is an earthy touch both in the aroma and flavor; the flavor is basically caramel, with a good bitterness level and mild hop qualities (some resins). Good.
Nitro at the brewpub, 6-4-7-3-13=33
Hazy amber color with obvious creamy head; it seems darker than the CO2 version. Smoother mouthfeel; the earthy touch is now almost absent, just the good caramel is left; similar to the other version, but some of the pleasant edges of it don’t appear here, especially the final is blander.
yngwie (14626) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 22oz. A lightly hazy beer, amber in color and topped by a small, dense, off-white to light beige head. Quite hoppy aroma, piney and citrusy, with caramel maltyness in the back. Some bitterness in the flavor, but not too much, balancing the caramel maltyness quite good. Full body with pleasant carbonation. Citrus peel and some tropical fruit notes in the else bitter and caramel malty finish. Sure a tasteful one, drinks easy, but it’s a bit too malty on a summer day this hot. 130630
Oakes (13021) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bright amber colour. Slightly fruity hop and toasty malt in the aroma. Light bitterness, light toastiness. Vague, but what comes through in good. It just needs to be more assertive.
argo0 (11820) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(nitro) Clear amber body with creamy off-white head. Aroma is slight; medium sweet, caramel, light grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, some grapefruit mid-tongue that fades before the swallow. Creamy, light-medium body.
bhensonb (11795) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from the brewpub. Pours clear copper with a minor whiteish head. Something of a citrus aroma. Med. body. Flavor is light roast malt with some piney/floral hop. Mild balance of malt and hop on into the night. Not exciting but it drinks well.
Earlier Rating: 1/15/2011 Total Score: 3.3
Nitro tap at the brewpub. Pours amber with a creamy near white head. Light hop aroma. Med body. Flavor is mildly pine over a mildly roasted malt. Think the nitro is adding/exposing a slight tanginess. At 42 IBU should it be hoppier? Is the nitro smoothing down the flavor? Still it drinks well and had a nice lingering bitterness. Washed food down well.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: September 09, 2009
Appearance: clear copper, creamy beige head, sheets of lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, nice dose of citrus hops
Body: light body
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, combination of crystal and caramel characters, robust hoppyness with citrus and earthy hops, plenty of balancing bitterness leaves a lasting bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
BeerandBlues2 (10371) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle at home. Pours clear amber with a small, frothy white head, short retention with spotty lacing. Aroma is toast and nutty malt, grapefruit and floral hops with light peach esters. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness tipping the balance over the toasted malts. Some light fruit notes with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Ibrew2or3 (7229) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours with a clear amber body and copper edges supporting a dirty white head of foam. The modest aroma offers up malts, some roasted malts, muted pine hops and then a mild mix of earthy tea hops, slight citrus hard candy note and fruity esters. Smells alright. The taste is similar with pine and earthy tea like hops that are having a good time together and deliver a pleasing load of hop bitterness. Behind these hops are bits of citrus hops, roasted malts and a biscuit malt note. Pretty darn nice hop forward session brew.
Ughsmash (7224) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Poured medium amber with a tall, fluffy head and quite a bit of sediment in there. The aroma picked up sweet bready and fruity notes with accents of detergent and lavender.. earthy on the back of the nose. The flavor found bready and nutty malts at the core, with tangy fruit skins and related bitterness around.. sweet caramel, darker fruit, and dry, spicy earth on the finish. Light-medium bodied with high carbonation on the palate.. decent balance, feel, and flow.
marcus (6979) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours orange copper with a thick beige head and a fruit and toffee aroma. There is a medium-bodied smoked malt flavor with a mildly bitter finish.