McGarnigle (550) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2012 4-pack of tall cans. I wasn’t sure what style this is, but it isn’t really a cream ale. Hazy orange. The citrusy hops are quite prominent, and it isn’t all that sweet (but hops are more for flavor/aroma than bittering). I don’t get those yeasty flavors others do. It is quite good.
willblake (2652) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
20110914 16oz can from 3rd Bass. How odd that the last rating of this beer was from over a year ago. At any rate, I’m sure I’ve had it before, maybe at TAP or something.... and that is what I was starting to write when I was accidentally on the page for Double Sweet Action. This is a pretty cool diversion of a beer in nifty packaging. Spicy character pervades in a way that seems almost to be Belgian yeastyish. Refreshing despite mild sweetness and soft body. Bitter though not dry. Sweet/spice/citrus on seedy toasty bread, it’s really not an APA or hoppy amber, and I am quite enjoying this nearly on a revelatory level. It doesn’t hurt one bit that this and the Bengali Tiger cans I picked up are adorned with bits of amazing poetic verse. I did not expect to be excited by either of these two beers, but with this one I am. Cool.
Strykzone (4911) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz. bottle with the ESBLS. A copper brown pour with a thin layer of foam. Kind of an earthy hoppy aroma that is hard to find. Tasted are soft hops and some toasty caramel that is faint.
pushkinwow (1996) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml can. Hazy orange with an off-white head, nice lacing. Blend of sweet malt and hops, it of fruit and funky yeast. Taste is a little off in terms of balance between sour, bitter and sweet, very little carbonation considering the head - almost no head, little thin, slightly stale with a quick finish. M’eh.
cfrancis (2324) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a murky amber with an almost non existent white top. Aroma is a mix of sweetness, sourness and bitterness. Taste is a slightly off balance with sweet hop with a mild bitterness then almost a sourness that is a little off putting. A metallic aftertaste that lingers in the mouth. Thanks to spinrsx for this.
jtclockwork (8234) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Pours clear gold. White head. Nose of creamy hops, sweet malt, lightly buttered biscuit and light caramel. Some herbal notes. Medium body.
cheap (4014) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2011
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
This beer is not a cream ale. It is almost a spiced APA. Poured from a 16 oz can I got from brew brothers. Strong olfactory presence; sweet and rotten at the same time, weird candy like as well. Big strong hop presence, wants to be an IPA but the maltiness is there and forces it to back off in a cloyingly sweet way. Large and in charge this sweet brew is. Seems like much more than 5% fer sure. Its almost like it wasn’t fermented enough to get the sugars out er somethin. Yucky kucky mucky. Reminds me of many amber ales that are overdone and experimented with. Cloying sweetness overcomes the palate at time. Finish is unique hard old style candy laced with alky. Long bitter finish of an amber that wants to be an IPA, wew. Quite dissapointing to the pale lager lover. The sweet may be a misnomer in the name of this brew, its not really sweet per se, its more like alky laced somthing or other.
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
hazyOn tap at Croxley’s Ales in Farmingdale. Pours hazy golden orange with white head. Aromas of sweet caramel malts, light citrus, and biscuity notes. Flavors of light spices, belgain yeast, bit of citrus hops, and caramel malts. Drinkable but nothing special.
Spookgolds (241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a dark golden color and was hoppy on the nose. Tastes slightly bitter, with some herbs/spices. Pretty good from a can.
MaBeer1972 (1284) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 18, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear and deep golden in color. Light, hoppy aromas. Flavor is of grass. Spice, more grass. I just finished mowing the lawn... na. Not this. Some malts in the middle. Then, more grass. Very herbal. Not that great. Certainly overhyped and overpriced too.