bhensonb (14170) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 12, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
NIce aroma of citrusy hop with underlying malt. Beautiful copper/amber color with a light tan head. Starts with wonderful hops, mostly citrusy, followed by a thrust of malt, ending with very nice bitterness, possibly with some pine coming past the citrus. Itís all in the perception. Thereís some sort of tobacco type spice? in the finish? Maybe itís a bit of herbal note. Thereís something there. Really very good.
dwyerpg (5683) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 11, 2006
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hops throughout the aroma. No head. The haps are in this so much to the point that it makes you think of an APA more than an amber. And Iím not complaining. A little caramel in the finish.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled at Issac Newtons. Pours amber with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts, citrus, hops, and slight fruit. The flavor is hoppy bitter, fruit, citrus, and sweet caramel malts. Good body, good brew.
bgburdman9 (861) - columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The head on this was pretty weak. I poured rather firmly and not much appeared, A little grapefruit hoppy and carmel malty aroma. The flavor was the same citrus flavor but not a whole lot of bitterness. Had a very light feeling in the mouth, and had the consistency of a glass of water.
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Amber colour, mediumsized foamy white head. Fruits, raisins, malts and hops in aroma. Flavour is strong hops, a bit of raisins and a long hoppy (flowery) aftertaste.
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear deep amber color with a nice initial off white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is a nice balance of hops and malt. The flavor is also well balanced. Caramel malts come through nicely. Very smooth medium body beer. A pleasant suprise.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle via trade with cbkschubert - Thanks Craig! - Pours dark amber with a creamy offwhite head that stays pretty well and laces a little. Aromas of light citrus hops over big caramel malts. Flavor is caramel with light citrus, a little toffee, some bread, slight bitterness on the finish but not really what I would call "aggresive" hoppiness.. Medium bodied average carbonation and fairly crisp and clean.
Skinnyviking (8904) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2006
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
White head. Clear yellow body. Weak hops aroma - served very cold. Relatively sweet flavor, not much bitterness. Some aftertaste which I cannot figure out.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 22, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Clear reddish-orange color with off white head. Smelled of malty caramel and toffee accented by light flowery hops and rose hips. Flavor was similar with the addition of toasted bread or nuts and dried cherry. Dry on the tongue.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 20, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours a light, clear copper color with a small dense white foamy head. Nose is caramel malty and some sticky hop notes. Palate is crisp and clean with a light bitterness, very smooth. Flavor is caramel syrupy sugar maltiness with some more of the hop flavor from the nose.