shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a light copper color with a white head. Aroma is caramel, vanilla, crystal malt, and earthy spicy hops. Flavor is caramel, grain, toast, some crystal malt, and a slightly citrus hop finish.
pinkzambia (1426) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 2, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap: Clear gold with a white head. It has a citrusy hop flavor with a crisp finish. Refreshing summer pale ale, but nothing monster great about it.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours an orange body with a white 2 finger head. Nice citrus with some floral and lightly earthy bitterness. A hint of pine and grapefruit but very subdued. Not bad.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: (Labeled Wild Fire) Pours an infected looking (all head) effervescent orange. Very papery aroma- oxidized character covers up some mango & peach fruity hop notes, as well as candied citruses in that background. Over carbonated and thin bodied. Papery/dusty citruses in the fore flavor. American hop fruity notes of mango and light citric notes. If this bottle wasn’t infected/oxidized then it wouldn’t be all that bad.
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brewed on 05/28/08, sampled on 04/24/09, so, y’know, not expecting much. Actually, though, it wasn’t bad. I didn’t detect any oxidation, like I expected. Some pine, some citrus, some sweet background notes. Not overly unique or complicated, but pretty tasty.
BlackForestCO (976) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2009
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle shared by Crosling. Poured a clear golden color with a thin white head that faded to a layer and left some spots of lacing. Aroma of stale graham cracker, butter, and overwhelming horse manure. Crisp, lightly bitter entry leads into an empty, dead middle until you are hit with a lingering aftertaste of corn and rotten stewed vegetables. Moderate carbonation and a light, watery mouthfeel. This beer was pretty gross, so much so that we thought something may have happened during shipment that could have ruined it, but we had others from the brewery that came in the same shipment that didn’t show any signs of problems, so I guess it just is bad.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2009
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Cons: Completely foul aroma smells of spoiled vegetables, manure, a faint hint of citrus hop & pharmaceutical drugs. Flavor is absolutely rancid in every way. Butter, cooked corn, cabbage. The finish is particularly bad, like a fish market. This is the worst beer I’ve had in years.
maltdog (616) - Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled and purchased at Appalachian Vintners in Asheville NC. "Wildfire Extra Pale Ale" bottle dated 08/29/08. Hazy gold with lumpy white foam like the wake of a snowplow. Amazing and unique aroma- mango and dank/piney hops- against a nutty malt backdrop. Crisp, wheaty and citric flavor... a flash of honey and then tonic water dryness. Dried pineapple. Mellow orange and spicy aftertaste. Saison-like. Light palate features an electric CO2 buzz, like zapping your tongue with a 9V battery. Outsatanding pale ale, superlatively refreshing.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Total Wine & More in Cherry Hill. Labeled a Four+ Wildfire. Pours a hazy straw with a towering white head that grips the top of the glass and stays there all day long. Mildly tart aroma with yeast and a little citrus. Pleasant and slightly sour apple flavor up front followed by malt and backed up with plenty of hops. Thin texture and a very dry, very crisp finish. This reminded me of a thin version of Duvel.
csbosox (1217) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - MAR 3, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle, thanks Heemer77. Golden colored, brilliant clarity, and a smallish white head. Spicy, almost rye like, fruity and caramel-like aroma. Vegetal, spicy, grainy, woodsy flavor with a mild to moderate bitterness. I didn’t really care for it, but it was easy enough to drink.