Jaysus (17) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Recently had the cask version of this ale, and it was fantastic. Beautiful orange pour with a thick, light tan head that jest seemed as if it refused to let go of the glass (unreal lace). The hop profile hits the nose like a hammer, and the tongue like a pillow. Extremely drinkable, unfortuantley I had to limit myself as I was driving.
Abeersnob (16) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 27, 2009
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured and amber color slightly reddish great flavour,also great hop balance.caramel malts with a smooth finish good beer
mattdonders (16) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice! Dark brown pour with a thin white head that laced the whole glass. Aroma of hops. Taste of caramel and roasted malt until the swallow, then the hops grab the back of your throat and hold on. By the aroma youd think this beer was more hoppy, but it hides it well.Great full flavor and great balance.
rg1122 (15) - Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good. Job. Troegs. Please. Hop. Back. And. Make. Some. More.
intouch (15) - Lewisberry, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A well balanced ale. Nice head, great hops and smooth finish. A great all aroung beer.
jakentbc (15) - New York, USA - SEP 5, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
out of the bottle poured like one should. wonderful hop aroma, big hop flavor with slight malt sweetness.
CStar17 (14) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2005
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crystal clear appearence. The head disappeared quickly. Extremely smooth, not very complex in flavor but tastey nonetheless. I was expecting a little more spice. Kind of standard in many ways, but still worth a whack.
chyldking (14) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice amber pour, nose of caramel and pine resin-- fresh hops. Sweetness and body as you would expect greater than an IPA but well balanced by hops and carbonation. None of the cloying syrupy quality of many brown/amber ales. Goes down deceptively easily for a 6% beer.
beerluva (13) - Monroe, Connecticut, USA - MAY 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
floral aromas dominate this copper colored amber ale. lacing is good but doesn’t linger, head is minimal. initial sweet maltiness is followed up by the floral hops which give it a nice light bitterness which doesn’t linger. I think its a great beer for ipa lovers who maybe want to enjoy another style and still feel a little bit of an ipa’s bitterness.
brewhaha1 (13) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
a lot going on with this beer. not too much to say. I’ve had worse I’ve had better but all in all a solid drink. won’t leave a lasting impression but at least won’t disappoint.