Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was an outstanding amber ale. Beautiful color with a lasting white head. Nice hoppiness thoughout and the malt keeps the beer in balance from start to finish. A great beer.
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2008 (4/8/08, 12oz bottle, thanks Peregrinari) Large and fluffy beige head atop clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, grapefruit/orange, light pine. Taste is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, caramel, light cookie. Soft, light-medium body with some resin. (8/4/7/3/14)
(1/19/03) Clear amber body with minimal tan head. Aroma is sharply cascade hoppy. Tasting it, I understood where the name came from -- it’s got a mild malty body, until you get to the strong HOPpiness in the BACK of the taste. Finishes with moderately sweet grapefruit that doesn’t linger. (8/4/7/3/14)
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite hoppy, very Cascade, lots of grapefruit. Some definite malts for balance. Clear amber color. Carbonation is a bit lacking, is creamy, but needs more heft. Decent.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had a pitcher at the bar all to myself. Very hoppy in the aroma- pure cascade hops are noticed. Nice deep amber color, with an off while head that stays for a while. The taste is also loaded with hops although some caramel malt is noticed. THe aftertaste is bitter, and resiny, and leaves a hoppy aftertaste. Not enough carbonation- and I have had this at different bars and on different nights- and teh carbonation is never really enough. I would love to see this sold in bottles soon! Overall a very good new experimental beer from Troegs.
Amber1 (32) - USA - NOV 2, 2002
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
very lively and fresh hop aroma on draft. orange to amber in color, it poured nicely, hope to try bottles someday.
Drinkingdan (371) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I thought this was a good brew. There was a lot going on and kinda complex. I think I have to try it again and again and again....
JFGrind (1837) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The hop-back method Troegs employs in the brewing process gives this beer a fresh hop aroma. The aroma is not overwhelming, definitely different form a dry-hopped beer. As for the taste the ale has a complex taste that is complimented by the hop bitterness. I’m hoping this beer could be brewed by Troegs on a regular basis. As for now its only a limited run available in draft only.