phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught at Bonnaroo: This brew pours a nice nut brown colour with a medium sized tan head. Aromas are nutty, caramel and hint of raisins. Taste is very pleasent, creamy- noticeably hop character, very tastey all around.
robbmotiwalla (59) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 29, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft at mellow mushroom ($2 on terrapin tuesday in kennesaw) nice brown color. wow, alot more hops than i would expect, they are more pronounced than the nutty brown side. much better than the dogfish head IBA. this is my favorite from terrapin
KDorgan12 (169) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - MAY 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft-Nashville. Holy Crap this was hoppy for a Brown Ale. A nice kick in the teeth with a sweet, mellow, malty finish. Never had anything like this one.
kevd193213 (874) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Brown slightly cloudy pour with a thin tan head. Aroma of malt and faint hops. Taste of caramel malt and coffee with a surprisingly strong hoppy finish.
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the grand opening of the new brewery. Color is a nice deep mahogany. Medium sized, mother of pearl color head. Earthy, hoppy aroma. Hoppy taste with a sweet caramel backbone.
dchmela (2631) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ the GOBF. Pours a chocolaty brown with a thick creamy head. Roasty grain aroma along with lots of citrus and pine. Chocolate malt, roasted grain creamy taste. Finishes with a hoppy bitterness. Really a unique beer and I can’t wait to get this in bottle.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2009 Pours dark brown with hints of amber with a dense one inch head that showed solid retention and very good lacing. Smell is much more typical of an IPA than a brown ale. There’s a huge resiny pine hop aroma up front with a decent amount of citrus thrown in as well. Only a hint of sweet malts in the nose. Much like the smell, taste is dominated by the hops - pine, grass, grapefruit. There is a little more sweet malt presence with some caramel and bread. Still, for a brown ale, this is really hoppy. Very smooth but extremely crisp in the finish with a hop bite in the aftertaste. I really liked this beer though I have a hard time comparing it to brown ales. Either way, this is one I will buy again.
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
darft @ ravenous pig beer dinner. Paired with fois gras. Some citrus notes in the nose with a hint of toasty nuttiness. Pours a light brown. Bitter hops, some citrus, with a good dose of roasted malts, with a slight nutty toasty flavor. This paired very well with the seared fois gras! The hops cut through the fat in the liver while the roastinees blended well with the caramalization on the seared foi gras!
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at The Ravenous Pig beer dinner, paired with seared fois gras. Yum. Clear brown. A bit of off white/tan carbonation. Piney, bitter, citrus hops up front, roasty, toasty malt in the middle, and hops again in the end. Medium body, balanced carbonation. Real easy to drink, nice session brew.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Ravenous Pig beer dinner. Paired with seared fois gras, zucchini bread, carrot foam, and roasted wild mushrooms. Another fantastic pairing! This brew poured a clear, rusty brown color with a minimal, foamy beige head. Aromas included potent citrus hops atop a roasty caramel malt base, with scorched brown sugar edges and a touch of tasted bread. The flavors stay the course, with fresh grapefruit bitterness countering lightly sweet, toasty caramel and a touch of unexpected chocolate. Medium-plus body. Smooth and easy drinking, with a moderately hoppy finish. This is a really nice beer. The potential food pairings are seemingly limitless.