JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber color with a pretty big cakey head. Aroma dominated by grapefruit hops with just a bit of malt mixed in. Taste is of grapefruit hops and earthen/caramel malts. OK, but considering how great their IPA and big beers are, this one disappoints.
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 30, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Their lightest beer. It has to be. A good recommendation for the buddy who really thinks the buds, coors, and millers are good beers. Might be a nice stepping stone. Otherwise, it’s just yuor standard light amber ale.
hepburn82 (143) - SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A another solid beer from stone. Bottled, pours a hazy amber with thick head and lacing. Citrus and earth hop aroma, very malty body if a bit thin. medium finish. Not overpowering and quite drinkable. A good session beer for sure.
auerbrau (3117) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - APR 13, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 Oz Bottle. A sweet piney musk flows for with resinous glands, white pine boughs, and fresh rain. Pours a lightly cloudly ruddied amber with frothy soaps of deep stained ivory. On the tongue, a bright fresh tangy whip of mild malt and wicking hop cones. A middle ground for both malt balance and hop play. Nicely floral and citrus, with some pine tar. A bit of cherry and plum work through the hop forest. Mostly the hops shine in a coarse, vegetal glow on the bitterness level. Quality hop flavor is lacking for me. Otherwise, a nice drinker.
Doctormirk (100) - USA - APR 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampling at the brewery. Deep amber color. Slight butter, hoppy (grapefruit).
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - MAR 31, 2007
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle via Saarlander (thanks!). Pours a hazy dark amber with a slightly above average size beige head. Nose is all hops, and both citrusy and spicey, almost seems like a a combination of English and citrusy American hops. Tastes the same with a little bit of roastiness and some vegtables (DMS?). THis is weird but i think it sort of tastes like a watered down Arrogant Bastard! Almost as if you took AB and cut it with half water and added a gallon of DMS, lol. Thin body, high carbonation. Don’t really care for this one, and i think it is a combination of the DMS/vegtable flavors and watery body...
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle courtesy WeeHeavySD. Clear amber pur, 2 finger off white head that subsides to a thin layer in a couple of minutes. LIght citrus hops and toffee aroma. Medium body, dry mouthfeel. Burnt caramel flavor followed by a spicy bitterness and a dry finish. Pretty nice amber.
unclemattie (3992) - Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2007
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle. amber color, thin head. aroma is earthy, leathery. light bodied. flavor of shake n bake chicken. plus too much yeast settled in the bottom of the bottle.
JoeMcPhee (8148) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2010 Deep amber beer with a very thick, pillowy tan head. Sweet malty aroma, caramel, toffee and sweet citrusy hops over the top. The flavour is quite good. Light caramel and a reasonable hop flavour. Earthy malts. Body is quite light, but there is some resiny bitterness on the back that I quite enjoy. I’d like to see more of this in New York.
DocLock (7416) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Saarlander for this one via Mystery Swap 2.0. This is a beer that has evaded me for quite some time now. The pour is lovely deep ruby coppery with 1-finger off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, hops, some tropical fruit, some brown sugar. Tastes caramel malty, brown sugary, hoppy, with a fresh hit of mid-palate zesty citrus. Complex in aroma and flavor, I’d love to get a case of this.