Elwood (3300) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: 16 oz. can from State Line Liquors. It pours a hazy deep gold color with a small, styrofoam like, white head. The nose is a little grainy and sweet but it has a nice little floral and pine hop action too. Some grain, but mostly hops with those floral and pine notes from the nose. Thin on the tongue but thirst quenching with a dry finish. I could pound this brew like nobody’s business. A great substitute for a lager.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can/16oz - Pours a hazy golden amber in color with a medium white head that settled to a creamy covering over the beer. Aroma was medium of biscuit malts, bready yeasts and citrus hops. Flavor is medium hoppy with plenty of bread dough malts. Some small amount of diacetyl, but not enough to detract from the taste of the beer. I like this way better than Genny Cream!
TheBeerGod (5284) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Amber pour with a short tan head. Aroma is grainy and hoppy with tea leaves, soft citrus and light caramel. Taste is hoppy with soft citrus, tea leaves, light spicy hops, thinned caramel, and grains. Light bready malt as well. Body is medium with a soft bubbly carbonation. Ends with more tea leaves, caramel, grassy and spicy hops, light citrus and grains.
pete4999 (1069) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can as pictured. Pours basically a clear orange/brown. Sorta sweet, not too bitter really. Really almost tastes like a wheat beer, though I guess a cream ale makes sense. Nothing to write home about, but not too bad either.
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 11, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy orange-amber with a nicely proportioned white head. The nose holds a rather nondescript malt profile- hints of caramel backup up by some spicy herbal hop notes. The flavor starts with bready malts, and quickly finishes with caramel, and orangepeel. Not much happening. A light to medium body sports low carbonation and a grainy but clean finish.
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16oz can. Pours a hazy gold with an average off-white head. Aromas of bread and grass. Flavor is bread, grass/wheat and a little caramel sweetness. Not much like a cream ale, but decent.
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on draft at Beer Run. Pours a hazy orange color with a medium sized creamy head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus hops. The taste is big citrus and leafy hops with a malty finish and a hint of vanilla. Medium bodied. Overhopped, not really like a cream ale, but still a good beer.
tastybeer (1738) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Pour is hazy gold with a nice white head. Good lacing/some retention. Aroma is biscuit, light floral/citrus hops, earth. Taste is creamy with a small hop bite. Getting some light buttered biscuit (diacetyl?). Palate is creamy, light bodied, above average carbonation. Very nice easy drinking beer.
ttutony (669) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slight spice and noble hop aroma with a fairly clean grain and noble hop palate. Good balance.
nickd717 (3558) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet action! I used to use that saying all the time freshman year of high school when I thought I was the next Will Smith, so I love the name. 16oz can thanks to cosmo4u. Hazy orange in color with a small off-white head. Citrus aroma with herbal and sweet malt notes. Some tea/leafy aromas. Flavor is nice, like a bitter/cream ale hybrid. Sweet caramel, orange, grapefruit, and tea. No unpleasant bitterness or strange aftertaste that cream ales can have. Carbonation is somewhat tingly but after it subsides, the mouthfeel is silky smooth. Overall, yeah, this beer is some sweet action.