r464 (1655) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Coppery orange in color with a thick light tan head. Dark malt, hops, caramel, spices. Bitter and dry finish. Interesting and different.
Nuffield (3542) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this on tap without knowing its style. I considered it a double IPA--it has a substantial hop bouquet, softer than Cascades or other West Coast varieties but still citric, and an equally prominent malt backbone. A little bit demanding of the drinker in the finish but still well balanced. Rich palate, a bit sweet. (on tap at the Groveland Tap, St. Paul)
BeerKurve (358) - - NOV 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark Orange/Brown with a foamy head. Rye, Sour Mesh, Yeasts, Wood and Barley. Rye and Malt aspects of the beer are imbalanced; Combine that with a stronger carbonation and you get a stingy feel to the beer thanks to the strong rye aspect; Could’ve been Maltier instead of "Rye-ier". It’s hard to rate a beer style I’m not familiar with, however I wasn’t really blown away by this beer. If the flavor had some more balance to it, I definitely would’ve enjoyed it more.
reberiii (186) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pleasant light aroma, Old 152 is an extremely well rounded beer. Slight citrus on the nose, copper pour with full head, caramel and hops are immediately prevalent on your first sip.
BVery (5141) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light orange-amber pour with a big foamy head. Good looking beer. Aroma and taste are earthy, dusty, with a bit of pine hop. Not bad.
Trev (1775) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle: Amber pour with a medium foamy head.
aroma is grainy rye. woody, light resinous hop.
flavour is toasty bready light to medium sweet caramel maltiness, slightly sour grainy rye again. earthy sprucey woody hop.
JK (4157) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Lots of grain in the aroma and the flavor. Some lightly bitter hops, with a very earthy quality. Bitter grain in the flavor. Hazy copper color. Very much like an American pale ale.
ElGaucho (2117) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nondescript aroma. Hazy reddish amber. Frothy yellow/off white head. Malty, old aleish flavor. Tastes stone smoked. Not my favorite but true to style.
sherm1016 (997) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from Downer Wine and Spirit. Pours a light brown color with an off white head and some lacing. Aroma is rye, bread, some pine hops. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, bread, rye, toast, nutty, with a dry, bitter hop finish. My first Kentucky Common. Very interesting. Not sure what the sour mash adds, but a tasty brew nonetheless.
Nsanders (332) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper with a medium white head. Smells earthy, peppery, and rye-like. Sweeter than it smells, but bitterness is definitely the stronger flavor. Medium body, light carbonation. Good fall or anytime beer. With the name ’Old 152’, I didn’t know what to expect, but found it to be one I liked more from this series.