SSSteve (4006) - - FEB 17, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2005 sweet lively citrusy aroma. taste is equally as lively as the scent. taste is citrus similar to a mandarin orange. sparkles on the tongue goes down very refreshing. unique.
legion242 (2343) - Richardson, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
First. I must apologize to this beer- I drank you in one of the worst beer bars I have ever experienced: Taco Mac. Perhaps if I had had you in a more respectable establishment, you would have tasted better.But I ad serious questions regarding the cleanliness of the glass and the waiter pissed me off. I will try you again soon, I promise.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Degrath for giving me this one.
Pours a hazy pumpkin body and a fluffy eggshell head. The aroma and flavore are rather malty… notes of caramel and other sweet grains. There is a bit of hoppyness here, with notes of spruce and pine chips. There is a great butteryness texture to the body… very creamy. This fully reminds me of Honey Nut Cheerios but with a crisp lightly hoppy bite in the finish… This is rather enjoyable. Just what I needed to calm my rather anticipation ridden and demanding afternoon. Man, That MoFo better call or fax me by 6:00pm or I’ll be pretty pissed!
Now back to work! : (
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - FEB 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dry, piney, hoppy aroma, crisp, subtle malts. Hazy yellow orange color with medium sized white head. Flavor is hoppy, somewhat thin, notes of honey and malt.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Well as it says the hoppy flavor doesnt stick around long, but too bitter for me. Pours a light yellowish orangy color. Flavor has some grapefruit hints with a bit of btterness that is about too much for my likings.
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - JAN 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. 42°-> 46°. NB Worthy glass. Poured really light orange, maybe some yellow hues. Small off white head (due to my overly careful pour). Nice lacing. Pleasant citrus/grapefruit and honey nose. Sour, almost wheatish malt start (is that the rye?) with a solid citrusy, honey background. The taste morphs into the citrusy hops and keeps the grainy flavor (nice) around. Finish is pretty well balanced, leaning more towards dry, with a residual citrus peel flavor. Feels "full" in the mouth, moreso than most APA’s. This is a tasty example of one of my favorite styles. Thanks Jay/Springlicker!
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - JAN 11, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle contract brewed by Frederick B.C. spot for best before date is left blank. No head, slightly hazey copper color. Fairly big carmel and peach nose...some grain bag too. Not a lot in the flavor...some carmel hits as I swallow followed by a fruity citric bitterness...a gentle lingering bite. Malty beer. Not sure I get much rye in it. Decent pale.
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer pours dark golden with a fizzy off white head that mostly dissipates. Aroma is nicely citricly hoppy. Flavor is nice grapefruit hops. Not super strong by hop head standards, but as pale ales go this works pretty well. Nice session type ale. The rye works nicely, and I wish more brewers would use it. Both of the rye beers I have had have been very good. Enjoyable. Thanks Kawa!!!
mrmilo73 (3) - USA - JAN 9, 2005 does not count
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice hops and citrusl, flower aroma . dry finish but not to bitter. A nice amber colorclear withourt particulate. made me wish i had another
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2005
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Frederick Contract Brew. Whenever I see Frederick on the label, I cringe. They spoiled my beloved Oatmeal Porter from Highland Brewing and probably are going to brew more of their beer and make them taste as unidimensional as the Oatmeal Porter from them. All right, off of my soapbox... Well, they did it to this beer as well. Cloudy gold in color with a thin, white head. Aroma is lightly piney, citrusy, and orangey hops with perfumey, sweet rye. Flavor is somewhat flat vs. what the aroma showed. Quite odd, a very short finish. This may be old. It tastes like the equivalent to lightly bittered citrus soda pop. If you cannot obtain a bottle of this to rate just bitter some Sprite and then do your rating. It would be the same.