hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Poured a medium to deep orange color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, a little fruity, caramel and some cookie dough and biscuits. Tastes of caramel, dough, and citrus. Fizzy and somewhat over carbonated body that detracted from the tastes.
jtclockwork (8958) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to my parents; shared at tasting at my house. Pours copper amber with off white head. Nose/taste of toasted grain and malt, lemon and touch of yeast. Medium body. Smooth.
3fourths (8238) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
caramel body, small white head. sweet nose of caramel, munich and vienna malts: light toffee, medium pancake syrup and mildly dirty yeast phenols (vitamin b). at 6% it’s full bodied and syrupy with a nutrisweet flavor masked by caramel malt. low hop bitterness, flabby texture, watery finish. needs to be cleaned up some, dried out a bit and brought down to 5% or lower.
Ibrew2or3 (7101) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured up on tap at the brewpub where there’s a clear copper body that supports an off white head. The mild aroma offers up malts, a sliver of roasted malts and then a biscuit sensation. The taste is malty to biscuit to faint light colored nuttiness before malt sweetness intercedes into the hop notes. To midway the hops take on the form of grassiness. It has a full almost rough feel as the hops and vibrant malts try to meld together but can’t. It ends with smooth malts and a mild biscuit malt note.
j12601 (6863) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at James’ place for a tasting. Pours a clear amber with a thin white to beige head. Soft musk and toast on the nose. Medium bodied, toast and a bit of malt. Not much going on, soft bitterness on the finish.
blipp (6358) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours amber orange with a thin white head. Light sweetness, grainy base, and just a touch of earthy hops. Not bad.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 14, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours copper with a creamy white head. Smells of oranges and sugar. Tastes of caramel, and vanilla ice cream. Interesting beer, but off on taste.
Ernest (6353) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2007 Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy medium amber, unfiltered. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, cookie, toasted bread), moderately hoppy (flowers, apricot), with notes of peach, mango chutney, and tangerine. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. This bottle’s back on target, and has always been one of Snake River’s best bottled beers by far. A very fruity example indeed. The brilliance of this beer just might depend on its age, though, it’s hard to say...all these fruity aromas might only come out after shelf time (they’re unfiltered, and thus may still be creating fermentation effects).
douglas88 (6336) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the brewpub which displayed a seemingly endless amount of flags commemorating this beer’s gold medals at GABF, so I had to try it. Pours a clear and light amber. The aroma was very light malt. The taste was full of a rich malt, light hops, and a almost dry finish. Enjoyable for sure.
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Fiery orange, fairly clear, moderate fizzy off-white head, falls quickly, spotty lacing, light carbonation. Pale bready aroma, very subtle grains, slight sweetness. Otherwise very non-descript for a Vienna. Malty tongue, soft sweetness, slightly bready, with a tinge of graininess. Clean, with a straw/grassiness that lingers. Body and mouthfeel are moderate. Not as rich as other examples (Eliot Ness for example), but bigger than many others and also fairly clean. Not big, but still enjoyable. Thanks Jordan!