dnstone (2516) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2015 Amber color with white sudsy head. Bready, malty aroma. Spiced, bready malty taste.
Ernesto987 (5373) - Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, tons of great sweetness, light boddy. its decent, light and sweet. some drinkability.
ilovedarkbeer (2698) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark reddish brown color with a medium sized creamy off white head. Malt with heavy brown sugar, and orange citrus hops. Bit off balance
propsync (33) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown pour with a citrus aroma. If a brown ipa was ever a style, this would be the winter version. Hop, carmel sweetness, and a underlying spice flavor rounds this out. Different, not exactly the amount of hops I would expect in a winter brew, but it was done well.
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HIGHB4LL (837) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle form Supermarket Liquors. Appearance: finger of tan head, copper to blood red color, clear, good lacing. Aroma: caramel, light fruity malt, light spicy hops and grassy hops. Palate: average carbonation, light sticky texture, medium body, very smooth. Taste: sweet malty caramel into fruity malt with light spicy and grassy hops that balance out the sweetness. Overall, pretty good beer, a pleasant surprise. Pretty complex and subtle simultaneously.
dlihcsnatas (587) - Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown brew with a thick head that holds a while. Smells of herbal hops. Taste is citrus, herbs and spice. Pretty much like an APA but with a small hint at some caramel malts. Easy drinking with a slightly bitter finish. Good stuff and they did a good job of going after something that is like Sierra Nevada Celebration. Now if they would make it cost the same that would make it perfect.
commonmac (1000) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Busters in South Mpls. Pint glass. Strong amber color with impressive lacing. Malty sweetness in the aroma. Some subtle hop notes. Taste emphasizes the hops with malts sticking around to say hello. Some good spiciness as the flavor develops. Finish is mostly hops but enjoyable. I’ll be the first one down to try it again.
mtravis63 (30) - Haughton, Louisiana, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 12 oz. bottle. A little scent of caramel, nuttiness, spruce, and faint citrus. Amber/Copper color with thin tan head and medium lacing. Lightly bitter and slightly acidic feel to the palate with a stinging feeling for about a minute after taste continuing to a and hop resin finale. A very thin texture with little carbonation. Overall the First One Down wouldn’t be my last one I would drink!
hopdog (11005) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. Poured an amber color with an averaged sized head. Some fruitiness, caramel, and spices.
wlajwl (5503) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is pine, bread and spices. The flavor is grapefruit, malts, fruit, mild hop resin and a spicy/slightly sour finish.