Doodler (312) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallboy can. Thanks to Ratman for this one. Pours an amber orange with a small head. Malty nose with tons of hops and grapefruit. Nice clean flavors and resiny finish. Loads of taste, My first beer from Kansas and it is a winner. Very refreshing ..
AmEricanbrew (5575) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Clear dark amber color/ beige head. Nice caramel malt powder, sweet spicy aromas with some floral hops. medium bodied with a rich, smooth mouthfeel. Malty sweet caramel flavors with a spicy bitterness to balance- easy drinking.
changeup45 (1715) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from unclemike. This pours a dark amber-brown color with a good thick head that quickly settles down to a thin layer. Citrusy hop aroma with grass, herbs, as well as pine. The flavors are both malty and hoppy showing pretty good substance. Caramel malt that has a bit of a toasty or grainy element to it. This is, however, somewhat thin upfront until the citrusy hops take over into a long-lasting bitter finish. Nuts and herbal notes mix in with a little tea-like quality. Far more bitter than expected based on the style. I can definitely see this as a ESB/IPA type of hybrid. The body is thick yet it goes down rather easily. I wasn’t sure what to expect but I must say this is a pretty good beer.
TwoSipDip (8880) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2013 Tasted on tap at the Flying Saucer in Kansas City, Missouri. Orange-ish appearance. Medium creamy head, bitter aroma. Delicious bitter taste despite alcohol. Great!
beersearcher (2315) - Glendale, California, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a lovely hazy brown/orange. Almost pink in certain light. Nice pub ale with a bitter touch and a nice alcohol kick to it.
nuplastikk (4268) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 24, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
16oz can. Thick, orange-brown, with a creamy off white/beige head. Nice floral hop aroma. Thick and full bodied, with a toasty sweet malty taste and a solid hop backbone. A little mellow on the carbonation, which helps give it an English feel I suppose. The hops and ABV let you know this is all American, with a resiny thick finish. Well done, enjoyable beer.
bhensonb (10688) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours hazy copper amber with a yellow/white head. Lots of hop in the aroma. Med body/mild carb. Flavor is a pretty strong dose of mild roast caramel with a large amount of hop. Floral/resin/citrus. The bitter really shows up strong in the finish. Good brew.
thirdeye11 (5479) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(16oz can thanks to Mora2000) clear rich amber, few khaki bubbles. Nose of melon, light funk, rye, and bready. Taste of bitter pine, unsweet grain, grapefruit rind oils. Soft carbonation with a spicy rye linger.
Ratman197 (9444) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz can poured a clear amber with a lastin amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, cocoa and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied anmd smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, light cocoa and a hint of citrus with a smooth dry lingering bitter earthy finish.
TomDecapolis (4425) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 22, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can pours a hazy deep brownish amber with a smaller bubbly off white lacing head. Aroma of nice floral and citrusy hop notes. Really hoppy for an ESB. Getting some tea, toffee and nuts. Flavor of toasted malt, tea, floral and orange hop notes.