ryanfolty (2380) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
January 19, 2013 - bottle shared by BVery. Brownish orange pour with some head. Head foamed up quick with a light swirl. Aroma of malt and hops. Taste was the same, maybe a combo of citrus and piney hops. Taste was a bit stale.
BVery (9483) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Brownish orange pour with a smaller white head. Mild caramel malt, some spicy hops, not overly complex but drinkable.
jmohno (1507) - Iowa, USA - OCT 16, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy dark orange(un-red.)Short head leaving a thin ring.
Some bread and burt carmel aroma,slight wood.Some citrus.Dry alcohol.
Taste is crisp, tangish, citrus hops/bitter.Some smooth slickness with carmel notes,some yeast,dryness,dry finish.Long bitter dry grassywith grapefruit.Carmel/vanilla taste. Lacking some roastyness I like in ambers. Seems like they were trying to make a hoppy red ale. The more I drink it and warms the more I dont like it. This may be too dry,like they threw in a bunch of sugar to make it. Drinkability seems good,but also alcoholy too.Not too great.
Pretty shure it has oxidation also, just like the black ipa.
adnielsen (10475) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilburs Foco a while back. Clear, burnt orange appearance with a light brown head. Mild diacetyl, toasty, mild caramel malty, somewhat piney/herbal hoppy aroma. Yikes- notes of diacetyl and DMS - cooked veggies, butter- along with toasted malts and earthy, slightly piney hoppy flavor. Not good at all.
Ratman197 (13080) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber poured a clear light amber with a lasting ivory heasd. Aromas of carmel, earthiness and fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, earthiness and a hint of fruittiness with a crisp dry finish.
deyholla (9993) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Mundelin beer fest. Pours a clear deep amber with a yellowish brown head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has a good amount of sweet grains with a hint of light grains. Flavor is sweet grains with backing sweet bread with not too much hoppiness.
wlajwl (5675) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is mild sweetness and earthiness. The flavor is caramel malts, a mild nuttiness and an off property in the palate.
arkurzynski (2215) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Barley Pop. Deep amber color with off-white head. Light toasted malt and caramel with faint generic hops. Flavor is initially light caramel which quickly fades to a moderate, dry, pine hop bitterness. Catching some off-buttery flavors in the beginning and a bit of plastic at the end. Overall, okay for a generic amber.
Skyview (5538) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on draught at the 2010 Wisconsin Craft Beer Festival in Chilton, WI as Sprecher Chilton Choice. Pours a semi-clear copper colored brew with a thick off-white that leaves behind some nice lacing. Aroma of Munich malt, some floral hops and a hint of tropical fruit. Taste is medium bodied, with flavors of caramel and Munich malts, floral hops and a hint of spice. Finish is semi-dry with a mild bitterness that slowly disappears.
pkbites (862) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at 3 cellars. Reddish/copper pour with off-white head that dies quickly. No lacing on the glass. Malt & floral aroma with something else i can’t place (bubble gum? Cantaloupe? Jelly beans?). Sweet with a hint of hops. A bit of a watery finish. Good, not great. Definitely worth trying though.