Mora2000 (5310) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Thanks to Cavie for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a yellow-orange color with a white head. The aroma is toffee and sugar, but like the Red Rack Ale I tried from this brewery, I get a lot of butter notes which are not good at all. The flavor is more of the same. The dominant flavor is a buttery sweetness. In addition to that, I get some grain, wheat and grassy notes, but the butter is so strong it completely kills the beer. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Fratto (2510) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Cavie. Very clear amber pour with a small white head. Aroma is musty, old malts, and some hops. Taste is a little bitter, caramel, a little nutty, and inoffensive.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Cavie) Pours a clear copper body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of caramel, toasted grain, citrus, and spruce. Flavor of caramel malt, herbs, light orange, and grass.
Cavie (3637) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear light orange color with a bubbly white head. Aroma is very hoppy upfront with hops, pine, and sweet sap. Flavor is dry and hoppy. Sweet notes and pine that have a bit of sharpness. Not bad.
Sammer (1006) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Amber pour from bottle. Aroma is a bit earthy and dull. Taste is a dash of malt, a dash of hops and not too much else. Not horrible, but not too exciting either.
hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle. a run of your mill pale ale. drinkability is decent but nothing to write home about.....
dmac (3701) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from a coworker. Poured a reddish amber body with a few large bubbles and a small to average sized foamy white head. Aroma is lots of caramel, grains, toffee and a touch of citrus rind. The body is painfully thin with bubbly carbonation and a very watery feel. Flavor similar to the aroma minus the citrus rind, basically all malt. This one actually gets better once you get used to the watery body but still not that good.
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle (thanks again to Pam). Pretty similar fair to their amber here. The pour was a bit nicer with a more enticing soapy white head, and bright orange-red body. A fairly hoppy aroma with some woody notes and mixed citrus. Also, some cereal grains, light caramel, and that same slightly off motor oil note. Some carbonation in the body of this one, but it has a fairly soapy feel overall. Citrus, toasted cereal grains, and herbal notes in the flavor. Again, average.
dbarnold (1125) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - APR 5, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a lighter pale ale, but in a good way. Some brief decent hop up front, then a light clean beer after that. Done look for this as a Stone alternative, it doesn’t have the balls or body to it, but it’s a light refreshing beer that has some good hop to it.
chicagobears (399) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a translucent amber/orange. Nose is buttery and slightly fruity. The initial butterscotch burst unmasks a grapefruit like dry hop bite. Has a toasted biscuit flavor as well. The combined flavor work really well together. This is like a pale ale/ IPA hybrid. This beer has its own unique character which I like!