Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer Camp mix pack 12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Decent head retention and nice lacing. Aroma of toffee malts with spicy, citrus hops. The taste is bitter resin hops with a faint toffee malt finish. Medium bodied. A little one-note but not bad.
arkurzynski (1521) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep red-brown with slightly off-white head and tons of lacing. Sticky grapefruit and pine with aromatic toasted malt and light caramel. Flavor dank grapefruit, tropical melon, pine, and sticky caramel and toasted malt in the finish. Well-played, flavorful ale.
Ughsmash (7136) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured clear light-medium amber with a well-retained, creamy beige head.. looked great in the glass. The aroma picked up spicy grapefruit and pine resin over soft biscuit and nutty notes.. fresh earthy yeast made a presence and was complementary.. very nice. The flavor found darker fruit as well as chewy bread and biscuity notes at the core.. fresh pine, peppery notes, and grapefruit bitterness around.. finished warm with mostly pine bitterness over bread and fruity malts. Medium-bodied with a creamy feel through the palate.. rolling carbonation.. smooth, tasty, and well-balanced.
emacgee (4026) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very sharp and clean copper ruby red with two fingers of sticky yellowish tan head. Nose is piney with some grain husk coming through, smells like a little roasted barley. Lots of grapefruit rind (no melon or peach.....) and a light floral quality. Slightly resinous. Kind of sharp in the mouth, definitely an aggressive bitterness. Peanut hull (to me) character, grain husk thing going on. Medium body, little bit of warmth. A bit scattered but nice enough.
LeftCoastRider (110) - , Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very clear but deep red-amber with a small creamy head. Mild malt aroma. Slight roasted caramel flavor, but also some good hops in there. Medium bodied. A decent effort, and a good red ale.
sherm1016 (1150) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, 2012 Beer Camp Variety Pack, from Whole Foods Milwaukee. Pours a deep, reddish-brown color with a white head and some lacing. Aroma is hops, citrus, grapefruit. medium on the palate with soft, creamy carbonation. Flavor is bitter, hoppy, grapefruit, caramel malt, a little roasty, with a light bitter finish. Very interesting.
Lukaduke (2193) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep rusty ruby red with a two finger off white head that slides away fairly quickly. Aromas are honeyed malts, grapefruit and a touch of earthy spice. On the palate its a malt bomb with touches of fruity hops and rustic spices. Not a big red ale fan but a decent example for sure.
TURDFERGUSON (3954) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from mix pack. This was much more malt forward than expected. The roast really takes over the body and flavor. Hops are much lighter than expected. Still a good solid beer in a style I don’t always love.
jtd6628 (357) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good beer. Aroma is light maltiness. Appearance is big head that lingers and clear dark red color. Taste is hoppy and sweet roasted malts with a medium bitter finish.