nimbleprop (3855) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle pours a translucent copper red with a creamy white head. Aroma is malty, spicy. Flavor is very spicy, malty, sweet. Finish is medium bodied and malty.
argo0 (11078) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 4, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle, thanks chriso. Small beige head atop clear dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some roast. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some cola, light orange. Medium body, low carbonation, some stickiness.
kassner (1291) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bought a variety pack at Payless while in West Lafayette. Hope all the rest are as good as this scottish ale, amber brown clear with a modest head but nice lacing, plenty of malt with just a little hint of soap.
tmgiddings (41) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber - Pours a muddy brown. Aroma is caramel, toffee, and some herb. Taste is caramel with earthy hops in the background. Mouthfeel is slightly oily with a medium body.
BigBang (299) - Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is the most impressive Upland brew for me yet. Iím normally not a big red fan, but this is very hoppy with enough malt to be delicious, potent, and flavorful, yet not a malt bomb, like many others I have tried. Nice balance, basically. Goes down very easily for high ABV. Good value as well.
Travlr (9827) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at DC local tasting. Bright, light copper color, highly carbonated, edge head. Aroma of butterscotch. Taste is bitter, smoky, dark cocoa and pepper. Very nice.
drfabulous (3378) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber bought at Louisville Beer Store. Some of that malt and caramel associated with the style. Hopped well. ABV doesnít bother me. But the overall balance is not very complex. Drinkable and nice, but not among the best. A good red.
pantanap (3323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from upland... Pours a medium caramel brown with a thin off-white head... Aroma of grassy hops and caramel malt...Flavors are a bitter hopped up amber. Not bad out of what I tried.
TheAlum (4971) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler on tap at the brewery (Bloomington, IN). Lunch at the brewery while picking up Lambic reservations. Pours a solid dark amber, some copper notes sneaking in with a good tannish head that dies to a thick film, laces well. Aromas are a caramel and toffee base, citrusy and floral hops, a touch of toastiness. Initial is a more inviting beer, caramel and toffee sweet malts, citrusy hop with orange as the driver, so not a real bitter beer, quite easy going. Toffee and toasty biscuits are a malt dominance, citrusy hops that are actually playing second fiddle to the malt base. Finish is sweet and fruity bitterness, as this goes down a little too easy. Not bad at all, but could use a bit more of a hopping.
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Crown#6. Pours clear amber/brown with minimal off-white head. Nose is smooth malts and some caramel, bright fruit. Flavor is very smooth and mellowed malts with a slight fruity hop back tone and a slightly over-barring alcohol presence. The alcohol taste really kills this one right now, maybe some age would help as long as the other flavors donít fade. Has potential, but a little off for me.