shrubber85 (7288) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Sweet orange malt and citrus peel aroma. Hazy golden yellow color with nice large, fluffy head. Lightly sweet orange and moderately bitter grapefruit peel flavor. Nice and unusual - only hoppy cream ale I’ve ever had.
DiarmaidBHK (3347) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Michaels Bistro. Pours golden with a thin white head. There’s a slight hint of pine on the nose. Nice creaminess on the tongue. The finish has nice amounts of hop flavor. It’s sort of a citrus tang. Nice version of the style.
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12/30/11. 16oz can courtesy watson1977! Hazy orange pour with a nice khaki head that sticks for quite awhile and laces in soapy rings. Pretty solid aroma of citrusy, lemony hops with grass and a bit of seltzer water. Sweet, almost fruity flavor at first that shows watermelon, grass, and lingering dry hoppiness. There’s also a small aspect of metal and what hits me as alcohol in the flavor, though that doesn’t seem right. Either way, a tasty surprise!
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz can. pours a brilliant orange tinged amber with an eggshell head. Sweet, light caramel and orange nose. Nice, light bready flavor, light tangerine/orange zest late. Finish is clean and slightly dry. Excellent sessionable sipper.
TheEpeeist (3272) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
16 oz can. Muddy orange with brief beige froth. Nose is cooked cabbage, pine and candi; weird, almost offensive. Medium light, moderate carb. Taste maybe does cross the line; orange marmalade, stale caramel, tart lime juice and basil. I thought this was OK on tap, what went wrong?
BeerandBlues2 (9355) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours hazy amber with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is biscuit and straw malt, light hops and fruity esters. Flavor is moderate malt with medium hops and bitterness, light esters and a dry finish. Light body, low warmth and carbonation.
sonnycheeba (3295) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours hazy amber with thin white head; minimal lacing. Aroma is caramel, malt, orange and sweetbread. Taste is sweet with notes of floral hops, orange peel, and malt. Light body and medium carbonation. Very smooth with a soft creamy taste.
zizzybalubba (1380) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz. can from Grape & Gourmet. Yellowish-orange pour with a foamy off-white head. Aroma of tangerine, pineapple, passion fruit, and wet grass. The taste is not as hop-forward as the aroma would lead you to believe; sweet lager-like malts actually complement the hops quite well. Not bad for a cream ale.
Dorwart (2356) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good sized bright white head of varying sized bubbles. Nice hoppy aroma with some mandarin oranges, fresh cut grass and some light malty notes. Color is a dark orange. Pretty thin body and palate with some sweet malts, more oranges, flowery bitterness and a soft mouthfeel. Rather creamy in the mouth. Guess that makes sense. An ok brew.
kramer (4856) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz can. Pours a little darker than expected for a Cream Ale, very dark gold under a nice two inch frothy off-white head. The nose is nicely hoppy with delicate floral hops, some light caramel maltiness below. The flavor is quite hoppy for the style as well, just a nice cleansing bitterness to lift the slightly sweet bready malt. Finishes with a lingering hoppiness. Light bodied and very drinkable with nice light fizzy carbonation. A pretty nice beer, simple and straight forward.