Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is my first beer from Kansas.
The beer pours a hazy red-amber color with an off-white head. The aroma is grassy hops with some toffee and a little bit of chocolate. The flavor is just as good. In addition to a lot of toffee, I get some grassy hops and a dry powdered chocolate flavor. The beer has low bitterness and is very well balanced. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. One of the better ESBs that I have tried.
thirdeye11 (5644) - 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.
TheBeerGod (5366) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Iced tea colored with tall, sturdy beige head. Aroma is floral and earthy hops with tea leaves, sweet malt, toasted caramel, toffee and citrus. Taste is citrusy hops, earthy hops, caramel, toffee notes, soft nuttiness, floral notes and light nuttiness. Body is medium with a thick, frothy carbonation. Ends with light lemon iced tea, floral and earthy hops, soft spicy hops, caramel, toffee, citrus and sweet malt.
Suttree (5291) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting that this is called an ESB on the can and an IPA here, because when we were drinking this I commented on what an IPA-ish ESB this is. So, yeah, this is like a full bodied, slightly malty IPA. I liked it. Thanks to theisti for the trade!
Skyview (5273) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled via 16-oz can during GTMW 2010 in Madison, Wisconsin. Pours a semi-clear amber colored brew with a creamy off-white head that slowly dissipates to a white ring and spotty lacing. Aroma of multi-grain malt, some light grapefruit zest, a hint of chocolate and some sharp spice. Taste is medium bodied, some dry multi-grain malt, grassy and citrus hops and a touch of lemon. Finish is semi-dry, grassy hop finish with a lingering bitterness.
decaturstevo (5264) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour with tan head and lace. Caramel malt and a nice citrus hop aroma. Camarel malt with a citrus bitter. medium bodied with good carbonation. jcw.
Sledutah (5216) - Utah, USA - MAR 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can shared at RBWG 2011, thanks
Appearance: Hazy golden with a small white head and light lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, caramel and tart fruit
Taste: Tart fruits, caramel and some bitterness
kramer (5173) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
16 oz can. Pours a clear dark copper body with a nice frothy one inch beige head that had decent retention. The nose is about half right, the hops are fairly decent: English, leafy, pretty fresh. The malt is a bit off though, it’s too sweet, too heavily dependent on crystal malt. Not very ESB like at all. The flavor is much the same. The hops fit the bill pretty well, but when it comes to the malt it’s just a little too Americanized. Medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. The iced tea/ brown sugar like sweetness lingers a bit too long, outlasting the hops by far. It wasn’t a real chore to drink a whole can of this, but not something I’d buy again.
Strykzone (5155) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tangerine color with a nice tan head. In a 16 oz. can. I found this to be well balanced, if a bit to the malty side. Nice fruit, a nice varied hop profile, and that sweet malt. It makes for a very nice beer.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5136) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on draft at 3R6P this beer poured a hazy orange-caramel color with a large foamy orange-white head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was sweetish pine, grapefruit, perfume and undertones of faint caramel and nut. The flavor was bitter and dryish with moderate pine, grapefruit and lemon and light caramel, nut and bread underneath. The finish was long and bitter with lingering pine, grapefruit and perfume. Fairly full bodied. Interesting.