IPAndy (120) - minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden brown with a sweet, banana/apple aroma. A touch of weizen in the scent. Taste is quite roasty and sweet (a lil chocolatey... honey as well) up front with a strong spicy bitterness in the finish (perhaps more than style dictates?) Good carbonation and mouthfeel, but there is a slight cider like tang that keeps it from getting full palate scores. For 7.5% abv, this is incredible- I don’t taste the alcohol anywhere. This is my favorite beer from Upland.
Tmoney99 (9610) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a hazy dark amber with an average frothy off-white head that diminished slowly with good lacing. Solid tart citrus nutty malty aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Medium balanced nutty sweet flavor with the same smooth finish of average duration. Much better than my expectations.
antzman (315) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - JUN 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a light orange/yellow with a full white head. The aroma is of sweet malts, honey. The flavor is really clean. Nice malty character with a light hoppy finish. An excellent spring beer.
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewpub. A hazy orangy brown with a loose offwhite head. Spicey sweet malt, honey or brown sugar with cinnamon and less so that christmas sort of flavor. The palate was what I would describe as average in weight, which makes for a fine drinking beer, though with this ABV, that is a dangerous thing indeed! The taste surpasses the aroma essentially by just turning up the volume. A little more floral and yeasty/bready. And in general more of that brownbread sort of flavor. The lingering spicey hop flavor reminds me of Saaz a bit, though don’t quote me on that.
tcruicks (282) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 22, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange-brown color with a medium white head. Aroma is really very nice but I would like it to be stronger- spicy, sweet, fruity, hoppy, caramel, maybe even some banana. Flavour is very similar to the aroma and it has a fairly dry finish, and lingering spicy hoppy flavours. Complex flavour, smooth, good overall.
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - DEC 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Secret Santa for this beer. April 05 bottling. Poured a cloudy amber with a small semi-frothy off-white head. Aroma of cinnamon, gingerbread, bisuit dough, some bubble gum. Taste is slightly sweet with some light cloves, cookie dough, cinnamon, bit of fruit. Finishes slightly dry, pretty clean. Interesting brew.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz - bottled April 05 - Aroma is strong with toffee, carmel, butterscotch, and almond. Poured a dark brown with no head or lacing. Flavor is right with nose plus some malt and bread dough. Smooth lingering palate activates more flavor. A nice tasty brew.
DocLock (7201) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to atpayne for this. Pours copper/ruby with a big, creamy, white head. Aroma of big malt, hops, fruit, black pepper, floral, and slight tobacco. Tastes malty, fruity, with some finishing caramel and hops. Great complexity, and well balanced. A great maibock.
5000 (5613) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a murky dark caramel, small off-white pancake batter like head, semi-strong carbonation, with fairly attractive lacing. Toasted malts, nuts, oats, light caramel, and cereal on the nose. Forwardly malty, but not as strong as the aroma. Also nutty, with a somewhat smooth mouthfeel. Medium bodied, finishes somewhat nutty/malty and slightly sweet. Light, but quite drinkable. Thanks goes out to atpayne for the trade!
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Now available bottled. Pours very nice clear amber brown with orange hints and a creamy tan head. It has a great sweet and nutty malted aroma. The flavor is full of nutty roasted malts and sweet carmel malt. The maltiness contributes to the fairly full feeling of this one and it finishes fairly sweet and only mildly sour.