obguthr (3312) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich aroma of dried leaves, caramel, cashews, and cherries. Hazy copper, thin yellow head. Mouthfeel is rather fizzy. Flavor is dry leaves and few of the nuances found on the nose. Perhaps a bit of dark bread crust and cashews in the end. Didn’t quite deliver on the flavor.
MrBunn (2320) - Western, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pour is a nice coppery gold with a decent head and malty aromas. Kind of a biscuit and caramel nose with a little grass. Flavor has quite a bit of maltiness up front that gives way to a twangy hops presence of oranges and herbal hops.
TURDFERGUSON (3741) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from CBCz. Deep tawny amber orange with small sudsy white head, adequate lace. Nose is toasty malt, light butterscotch, toffee, herbal and grassy hops. Flavor is lightly sweet upfront, some light spice/rye, ends with a sharp bitterness.
douglas88 (5140) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear red hue with a large beige head. A big malty nose. Light fruit, dust, caramel, some light citrus. Very low hops. Decent. Easy to drink.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This brew pours a clear pale reddish-amber color with a medium foamy light beige head that diminishes slowly. Partial sheets of lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt and piney hops. Medium-bodied with flavors of resiny hops, caramel and malt. The finish is Moderately bitter with a floral hops aftertaste. Decent overall.
Theydon_Bois (5279) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home, from Wegmans Downington, 04/12/13.
Dark amber with a good sized off white head that retains well.
Nose is caramel malt, straw, light tropicals, candied orange peel, hop presence.
Taste comprises caramel, biscuit malt, caramelised sugars, orange peel, trace of red grapefruit, candied sugars.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, grassy hop bitterness leading to a lightly sugar coated finale.
r464 (1655) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Quite balanced with a malty sweetness and a bit of bitterness with hops in the finish. Caramel with a hint of nuts.
ben4321 (3348) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2012
Location: 12 oz bottle from Norm’s, 4/12/12
Aroma: The nose is heavy malty, with toffee, caramel, bread, and some citrus hops too
Appearance: This one pours a clear amber-orange color with a small white head and spotty lace
Flavor: Tastes more balanced with sweet malts (caramel, bread) and some hop bitterness (citrus, floral)
Palate: The body is light-medium, with a slight stickiness, a bit of slickness, and a somewhat dry finish
This re-rate from the bottled version (vs. draft) isn’t going to change the score at all for me. I still found the flavor to be slightly better then the nose because of the increased hop presence, and I still found the beer to be fine, but unexceptional.
3.2 - 6/3/7/3/13
Location: Draft at Hop Devil, 12/3/11
Aroma: The nose has some earth, pine, caramel, floral notes, light booze
Appearance: This one pours a clear caramel-orange color, small head, light lace
Flavor: The taste here is decently balanced, with caramel, earth, and pine
Palate: The body is medium with a decent mouthfeel, but it came off a touch muddled
This beer was decent, but not a standout. I didn’t hate it, but I was certainly left wanting a little bit more from this one.
3.2 - 6/3/7/3/13
Leafs93 (1505) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On the twelfth day of Christmas 2011. Pours clear reddish rown with a white fluffy head. Aroma is citrus, caramel and some florals. Taste is very light bitters with sweet finish. Tastes very unfinished. Light and airy. Overall this seems very incomplete, much more malty then other APAs.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours orange amber with an off white head. Floral hoppy aroma with toasty and earthy notes. The flavor has toasted malts, earthy hops, and light floral and grassy notes. Not bad.