Dogbrick (10409) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask version at Fat Head’s in Pittsburgh. Pours a dark amber color with a thin off-white head. Thin and foamy lacing. The aroma is outstanding: Citrus hops, malt, caramel and fruit. Very smooth body, with a strong floral hops flavor, followed by malt and spice. The finish is slick and earthy hops and malt. This beer is definitely enjoyable on the cask, I’d like to try the bottled version too.
Sammy (10325) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2004
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Well-hopped, aggressive attack of malts and carbonation on palate. Fine cooper amber colour. Light, good as IPA! Some pine aroma. Mid-sip sour grapefruit citrus, spices and nuttyness. Refreshing on hot day. Unique and very drinkable.
Meilby (10310) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 355ml @ Hotel room, The International Cozy Inn, New York, NY
Pours hazy copper with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, peach, citrus and caramel. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long peach and citrus finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
shrubber85 (9625) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange peel, light white pepper, and caramel malt aroma. Amber with moderate head. Sweet caramel malt and moderately bitter orange peel flavor. Very nice.
DSG (9563) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 25, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2012 Re-rate 8/20/13: Bottle sample at a tasting at LiBira pub. Thanks zvikar. Malt, stale hops, bitterness. 6/3/6/3/12=3
(11/10/08) Bottle at friends’ house in Philadelphia (thanks David T). Clear deep reddish amber color with a bubbly beige head. Aroma of piney hops, resin and caramelly malt. Sweet caramelly malt at first with some toasted notes and then a bitter finish with hops and pine needles. Medium-bodied. Pretty tasty. 7/4/6/3/13=3.3
DrSilverworm (9445) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from the troegs Anthology variety 12-pack. Clear ambery-red color, minimal head and lacing. Spicy hop aroma, but not too strong. Sharpish carbonation, but good texture. Decent amber, but if this is as good as they get, then I guess I don’t really find the style to be too interesting.
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 5, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz. Pours a clear amber with a thin, white head that has some okay retention and no lacing. Aroma is caramel, floral hops. Taste is nice caramel malt, some lemon, dry hops, a bit earthy, toast, biscuit. Not bad. Nice bittering hops throughout.
deyholla (9262) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Poured a clear amber with an off-white head that dissipated almost completely. Aroma had a nice combination of bread, grain and a light pine hop note. Flavor began with bread and sweet grain and was joined by a nice pine hop in the finish to round out the beer.
jercraigs (9154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009-10-09. Dark amber body, small foamy beige head fades. Mild aroma of green leafy hops, touch of caramel malt. Flavour is lightly bitter, mild green leafy hops over smooth but modest sweet caramel malt, light toasty touches to the malt. Average plus palate is lightly carbonated. Decent, pleasantly quaffable but a touch muted overall. I suspect it has a bit more zip closer to the bottling date, but there is no best before on the bottle. Bottle from Premier Gourmet
arminjewell (9143) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep red with nice lacing white head. Pine hops with a touch of caramel in the aroma. Taste is pine hops, some caramel, touch of metallic taste, and a slighty bitter finish.