TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 mL bottle. Artwork is very typical for upstate New York. Nice copper colour with a small head. Some drowsiness to the hopping, which seems otherwise American. The flavour is quite mild, with very little malt presence to go with the hops. I’d expect the oatmeal to add a little more to the body. Nice bitterness. Okay amber.
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle poured an amber color with a fair amount of head.Light malty flavor with a quick finish.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
March 2013 from bottle. My first beer from this brewer and not disappointing at all. Amber color with a white head. Caramel aromas with spice, fruit and malt. Good hop balance and a smooth finish.
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - AUG 4, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Caramel malt and citrus peel hops aroma. Hazy deep amber with a small off-white head. Biscuity caramel malt and weedy citrus peel hops flavor. Light body, soft carbonation. A bit harsh.
shrubber85 (10760) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light caramel malt and grapefruit peel aroma. Amber with small head. Sweet caramel malt and moderately bitter grapefruit peel/quinine flavor. Okay but a bit rough.
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into a goblet. Pourss a ruddy amber with a slight off white head that leaves medium lacing. Very strange aroma that is sweet and grassy. The oatmeal is really present here, all around, and it works great. Smooth mouthfeel with big grassy, bitter hop character.
jcr (2576) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear amber body. Frothy, off-white head. Aroma of toasted grain, light pine, grapefruit. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Caramel and hops in the flavor. A bit more bitter than amber ales, but not a big hop display that’s promised.
ben4321 (5784) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 7/2/13
Aroma: The nose of this one is fairly hoppy, with mostly tropical/citrus fruits
Appearance: It pours a dark orangish-red color with a foamy beige head and plenty of lace
Flavor: The taste is medium-plus bitter, with some underlying sweet notes to it
Palate: Medium bodied, has a somewhat creamy feel, a little stickiness, and lively carbonation
This is pretty nice hopped-up red. I didn’t find the oatmeal to be particularly noticeable. The finish is just a hint off, which hurts the drinkability a bit, but overall, this is a solid, hoppy red.
Patrickctenchi (6101) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber-red with a frothy, light tan head.
Aroma is floral, light oatmeal.
Taste is like an APA, a little peel and pine,
Steady herbal/leafy bitter....nut, wood.
Not what I expected, but not bad.
Strykzone (6763) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. An amber beer that is clear and sports a nice three finger beige head. An aroma that is full of citrusy hops and oatmeal. Malts are almost buried. The flavor brings out those hops nicely. They are nicely bitter and citrus with some pine. They are definitely the star of this show. Oatmeal is interesting here. Malts play second fiddle. Not sure why this was not called an IPA because it pretty much is one. It is a tasty one, too.