KyotoLefty (9033) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml Can. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, grass, earthy hops. Nice, glowing, red-orange. Sweet luscious malt flavor, great bitterness from English hops, earthy and a bit dirty. Good stuff. Very drinkable, rich and fun but not heavy or boozy. A nice ramped-up ESB.
alexsdad06 (8700) - Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz. can from Root Cellar. Pours a clear deep amber/copper color with a medium sized creamy ivory head. The aroma has grass, some citrus and resiny hops and a touch of caramel malt. The flavor is toasted bread with hints of caramel, light citrus, grass, with decent bitterness to the finish. Medium bodied. This is a drinkable option with a slight bump for the can. Golf season is here and you can’t have too many options in cans.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 31, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can thanks to LtDan. Really? A 7.3% 93IBU ESB? Pours with a hazed amber-orange hue and a tan head that fades in the time it takes to write this sentence. Aroma of hops: pine, orange peel, toffee and cake. Smells a bit like a faded DIPA. Taste is hoppy, pine, bitter, malty. A bit astringently bitter. Some orange. Kind of a messy/faded IPA more than a bitter, although there is plenty of lingering bitterness. Malt profile is nice though. Bready with some caramel on the finish. Clean on that account. Even if the brewer was going for something else, this comes across as a faded and underattenuated IPA.
blipp (7904) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours amber orange with a thin off white head. Floral hoppy aroma, with crisp grainy and herbal notes, and a light sweetness. The flavor has floral hops, light herbal and earthy hops, and sweet and grainy malty notes. Good stuff.
SudsMcDuff (7872) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep tan .. medium foam, light spots of lacing .. . the car is dead, so i can’t close the windows .. . light earthy hops, caramel and biscuit .. . pretty easy to put down, i just really would have loved a can that was a touch greener .. . There’s a spoon stuck to your elbow. Do you even know that?
Plovmand (7754) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at Papsoe. Pours hazy amber with a medium white head. The aroma is fruity hoppy with some caramel notes. The flavour is bitter grassy hops, citrus, caramel and some peaches. Highly bitter finish.
Ughsmash (7507) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint can. Poured clear, lovely reddish-orange with a tall, well-retained beige head. The aroma picked up grassy and herbal hops over mostly biscuity malt.. deeper peppery orange notes.. not greatly exciting, but it seemed well-balanced. The flavor was more bitter than the nose suggested, with orange zest and herbal notes leading.. again a biscuity core with a pinch of honey.. finished with a lot of residual, mostly orangey bitterness, peppery alcohol, and a hint of cardboard. Medium-bodied with rolling carbonation across the middle of the palate.. a bit too spicy and bitter, losing some balance.. overall an OK drinker.
Radek Kliber (7086) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can 473 ml
Aroma: front : creamy wrap with pleasant hop approach. Slight citrus, bit of black pepper, vanilla , refined alcohol. Good solid blend. 7+
Appearance: hazed amber with medium white fine top. Nice lace provided.
Palate / Taste: medium bodied. Herbal with black tea notes, some arrange leaf, hint of dry alcohol. Dry at edges. Refreshing.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GLBN IPA Challenge 2011, sample. copper colored pour, notes of tea, british hops, light tabacco, sweet toffee maltiness, orange marmalade. Decent ESB, Average IPA
onceblind (6914) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly murky dark copperish orange with a foamy off white head. Aroma of toast, dark caramel, and a big grassy hop tone. Taste was big and toasty with a big toffee sweetness. Finished by some grassy dry hoping. Bitter, malty, and caramelish dry. Complex and interesting.