Efeswasmy1st (15) - LaCrosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from growler into 4 oz tasting glass.
Appearance -- cloudy orange/red with little head.
Taste-- lots of caramel and fruit
Palate-- sour finish, no carbonation on the tongue
Overall a decent red ale, would like to try directly from tap next time.
ekoerper (589) - Iowa, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at TG. Malty aroma, lots of toast and caramel, some citrus and pine. Pours a light brown, slightly orange color, one finger off-white head with decent retention, leaves a bit of lacing. Flavor is heavy on the toast and caramel malt, nutty, bread crust, Moderate to high bitterness, some citrus notes but the hop flavors are a bit muddy. Medium body and carbonation.
sthlm (1231) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
[On-tap in Clear Lake, IA] Brown Ale? I don’t think so. This is definitely an amber ale. Pours reddish-amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is weakly sweet with really very little going on. Taste is caramel, barley, perfumey, floral notes, and underlying nuttiness (hazelnut and almond). Fairly thin, smooth, with a long finish. Overall, not my thing, but fairly well made. (Note, I just checked on the Toppling Goliath website, and it confirmed that this is an amber ale. I am changing it accordingly.)
crossovert (7565) - Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent brown ale. It is decent’y hopped with a slightly roasty malt flavor.
Keil (171) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is citrus, fruity yeast esters. Pours a dark amber. Flavor is citrusy with a sweet, caramel body. Finishes pretty bitter. Solid beer from TG.
heemer77 (5104) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 25, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Short’s in IC. The body is a little hazy with a khaki head. Nose is malty caramel with hints of apple. There is also some peanut. The taste is grapefruit and a little nutty pecan. The finish has a little wood and more caramel. Overall pretty good.
CanIHave4Beers (3322) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAY 22, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Iowa Craft Brew Festival 2011. Pours a reddish orange color with a small head. The aroma is clean (and fairly faint) with some toasty malt. The flavor is lots of toasty malt and a light tartness, overall very clean and mildly bitter but without a lot of hop flavor.
drpimento (2267) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 22, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured with a fine, creamy long lasting, light tan head, with lots of lace. Color is a hazy brownish amber. Aroma is very malty, caramel, ripe apricots, yeast. Flavor is similar with a some hop and apricot jumping out. Great body and carbonation. Finish is like flavor and has some duration with a little bitterness at the very end. Session beer. Yum!
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 20, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Hideaway. Poured a clear dark brown-orange color with a tan head. Light cocoa, citrus, plum, and roasted nut aroma. Medium bodied and sweet. Chocolate covered nuts, citrus, cereal grain, and toffee flavors. So so.