brokensail (12359) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 31, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A: The beer pours a very hazy golden orange color with a large white head.
S: Butterscotch and cardboard are prominent, which is disappointing but not necessarily surprising. Toffee and caramel sweetness with a little bit of bready. Strangely, there is a strong Cracker Jack aroma.
T: A very strange fruity flavor that I can’t quite describe. Cardboard oxidation, toffee, butterscotch, honey, and some more Of the Cracker Jack character.
M: Medium in body with a fairly high level of carbonation.
O: I was happy to try this just because of what it is in terms of the series, but it’s really not worth drinking.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Source: Tasting, Ticker Tasting
pale yellow with a slight haze, thin dense white head, drippy lace,
light malt aroma with light earthyness,
slightly sweet malt flavor, nice cereal character, balanced by earthy hops, light bitter finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
hopscotch (9954) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle... Yellow lager with a small, creamy, white head. Spicy, white and black pepper nose. The balanced flavor yields pale grains, mild bitterness and light acidity along with a perfumey, lemon peel essence. Light to medium-bodied with fizzy carbonation. Finishes crisp and mostly clean. Not really a fan of this style, but thanks to mgumby10 for sharing the bottle!
hopdog (9537) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured a medium and hazy golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of grains, citrus, lightly fruity, and a trace of spices. Tastes of citrus, spicey, and very lightly fruit. Honey sweetness.
3fourths (8464) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
10-20% opacity. Golden yellow. Fresh, hoppy, yeast-forward nose, with some hay and soapy yeast notes. Flavor is lively, fresh, hay-like with heavy and assertive hops,. Some pilsner malts and some fresh hay-flavored hops. Nice.
DocLock (8331) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Medium gold pour with 2-finger white head. Aroma of citrus, wet hops, tangerine, and spicy peppery notes. The flavor is a bit tart with a heavy dry hoppy flavor, citrus, and some sour mashy notes. Finishes crisp but very tart and hoppy. This one is like a pils/Bopils hybrid, and I’d suspect that this one was the precursor of Troeg’s Sunshine Pils.
Ughsmash (7275) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Derek!.. I’ve now managed to track down the first 25 of these! Poured hazy peach with a short, swirly cap of whitish head. The aroma picked up soft, buttery notes and pale malts with early-stage composted grass around.. sweet overall, and age definitely showed. The flavor found honey and bready malts at the core (again showing age, but pleasant).. dry black pepper, earthy notes, and a touch of grass around.. finished with a lemon-peppery twang over honeyed bread. Light-medium bodied with low carbonation on the palate.. sweet complexion, but it dried out on the edges.. past its prime, but still a tasty and interesting brew.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to MrBendo: Pours a transparent pale golden with a thin, spotty-lacing white head. Aroma of fresh, wet, lightly citrusy hops and some mild pale malt sweetness along with light fruity esters. Body starts with a nice, light sweetness and fresh light flavor hoppy character toward a crisp, clean finish. Very drinkable and true to style.
blipp (6619) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at campground brewdown. Pours gold with a white head. Pretty well oxidized at this point (obviously) with some faint sweet apple notes, and off yeasty notes as well. Honestly, for a 7 year old beer of this style, I expected way worse.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - APR 25, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours gold with a large white lingering head. Smells of roses, earth, citrus, some strawberries, some hay and grass. Tastes of sweet citrus, touches of dry malt, some hints of grapefruit and blood oranges. Finishes dry. Very good session beer. I like that so many craft brewers are putting in the time to really attempt to nail down what a good every day beer should be capable of. Well done!