hopdog (7652) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2005 Poured a medium to dark and slightly hazy copper color with an averaged sized off white head. Caramel in the aromas and tastes (stronger in the taste). Other than a trace of hops, not much else going on here. Smooth body.
Ernest (5610) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is
clear medium amber. Aroma is moderately malty (cookie, cereal), lightly
hoppy (flowers). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly
bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter,
slightly husky. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation,
Cornfield (5276) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2005 I remember the sweet, malty finish the best. A copper-tone brew with a marginal head and adequate carbonation, it was a scratchy-red mouth-feel, a touch of sweetness. I need to try this again at a later date.
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beerguy101 (5206) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 19, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light red color. Medium white foamy head. Aroma is bready, fruity and sweet. A light to medium bodied red/amber ale. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are mild and slightly spicy. A little thin bodied, and the malt sweetness sort of predominates the beer. Drinkable, but sort of a middle of the road average amber. Mouthfeel is a touch thin. Finish is clean and smooth.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lightly hazed amber color with a smallish off white head. Dull malt aromas with a hint of floral hops. No objectionable just plain and boring. Light sweet caramel and mild malt flavors. Some light nut flavors. Just saw this was a irish ale, I would have never guessed. Another american amber I would have wagered. Still to me most ambers are just that, an amber.
PorterPounder (4610) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Wake me when this one is over. Light copper appearance, little to no head. No aroma whatsoever - I tried. Very muted flavor, slightly medicinal in nature. Perhaps a bit of roastiness - but otherwise pretty bland. Decent mouthfeel. Pass on this one.
nick76 (4077) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is sweet caramel malt and some yeast but not very hoppy. The Appearance is copper brown with lots of particulates. The flavor is both good and bad. It has some sweet caramel malt taste but also a paper taste. The hops are light. Palate is average and the aftertaste is like sweet carrots.
Pailhead (3859) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Aroma of caramel and light hops. Pours a very dark transparent amber with an off-white head that quickly diminishes. Light initial caramel malty is quickly overtaken by a nutty and lightly hoppy finish. A little on the thin side.
Strykzone (3813) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Copper color with a considerable head. Aroma was that of a pale ale but with more sweetness. Hints of citrus. Taste was unique if unspectacular. This is definitely not a great beer, but there are much worse. I scored it pretty much down the middle.
ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 27, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Maybe I just dont like this style. Pours a reddish brown, very clear with some some off white foamy head. Has a hint of malt sweetness. Flavor has a slightly bitter hops taste. Very dry throughout and finishes somewhat bitter and soapy. Definitely needs alot more malt, and is prone to a metallic taste. The pacific hops flavor does not seem that fresh. Finish is unremarkable and even a bit sour. Very little aroma.