hamilton23 (579) - Alpine, California, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 12oz bottle from Manny57. Aroma is citrus hops and roasted malts. Taste is nutty with nice amount of citrusy hops to balance it out. This had a nice amount of carbonation with small, tight head that left nice lacing on the glass.
Beerman6686 (3549) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
This poured a murky medium brown color with a beige head. Aroma was of bittering hops, nuts and roasted malts. Flavor was much the same as the aroma, thick chewy malts, lots of nuts and some bittering citrus hops. I still am not a big fan of india brown ales. I think the nuts and hops just clash for me, but its definitely true to the style.
bdigital (652) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the brewpub...pours a dark brown with no head. Nose has notes of roasted malts, some malted milk balls, pineapple rind and coffee...other citrus notes are present as well. Nice, silky body which leads to a crazy flavor profile...nutty, coffee notes present with some subtle tobacco elements apparent; some piney hop essence makes its presence on the finish along with a bit of citrus. Solid brew
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottole. Pours dark amber with small head. Aroma of fruits and alcohol. Flavor same. Very drinkable.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle courtesy of a friend. Thanks Eric! Pours a hazy dark amber with a thin frothy tan head that fades fairly quickly. Aroma of earthy, resiny hops and very faint chocolate notes. The taste is chocolate malts, leafy, bitter hops, resiny finish and a light tartness. Medium bodied.
alexsdad06 (3825) - Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from hoppymeal. Pours an eye bright clear copper color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma is a blend of fresh citrus and pine hops with a background caramel sweetness. The flavor has the same citrus and pine hops as the nose with a larger malt presence. Smooth caramel/toffee with a more mild toasted malt base. The finish is dry with a nice level of bitterness.
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - JAN 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
murky brown semi translucent pour with a lively beige head that leaves tons of A+ lacing. aroma is strange and cheezy, getting lactic nots galore. so is the taste. there is something in there thats nice, but i suspect some infection possibly. huge head, very tart and dry off taste and smell, overly lively on the palate. man, these guys do have bottling issues. i can get a faint taste in the after taste of a really delicious floral brown ale, but its covered by lactic tartness.
BigBeer45 (1173) - Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
had a hazy red-brown pour and gave a one finger off-white/light tan colored head that recedes to a thin cover and ring, carbonation seems to be light in this beer, left some spotty lacing on the sides of the glass, there was a thin layer of medium brown sediment in the bottle,
there were aromas of citrus and pine hops (the citrus reminds me of Short’s Anniversary 2009 beers which as made with Blood Oranges), some toasted malt and faint chocolate with hints of roasted malt, a little brown sugar sweetness in the background,
the flavors were toasted malt, a hint of chocolate, orange and grapefruit citrus flavors, some fruit sweetness but there is generous fruit citrus in this beer, finish has little hop bitterness with a bit of citrus on the palate,
mouth feel is about medium, but it appears to be a little flat,
this beer seems to be a brown ale with lots of fruit citrus - orange & grapefruit, and is easy to drink.
jtw (1058) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, pours a deep brown with an offwhite head. Aroma is toasty malt and green hops, a hint of tartness but not nearly sour (hopefully not a bottling issue). Smells and tastes big, with a full-body and but of perceptible alcohol heat. Slightly fruity and some vinous and wood-bark bitterness behind the body. Interesting, tasty, but probably not going to be revisited.
jtclockwork (6229) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Styles; shared with jcwattsrugger. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose of caramel, resin and medicinal pine. Taste of sweet caramel, earthy resin and light pinewood.