BMMillsy (1628) - Florida, USA - APR 23, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Beer of the month club. Pours a pretty red color with small quickly receding head. Sweet fruit aroma with lits of malt and a bit of a buttery tone. Flavor is malty sweet up front, followed by buttery floral taste, and ends with some bitter. A little metallic flavor takes away from things. Easy drinking with plenty of carbonation. Ok beer, but nothing I would seek out.
VALIS (228) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly sweet grain/corn scent, clear copper color. Taste is neutral, a bit crisp and gassy, slight bit of sweetness, spice, malt. Not bad, just plain.
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a friend’s Amazing Beer Club shipment. Pours a red amber. Grainy aroma,some caramel. Flavor is a little too sweet, grain and caramel.
samsmith33 (479) - - MAR 11, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Slight cranbury. / yellowish Orange. /just like the Pemi pale ale...ash or char, with creamyness. Maybe it’s pine. / a bit flat. /another slightly below average beer from beer of the month.
JuliusCaesar (162) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Average all around. Mild aroma and flavors. Good beer but nothing to special.
johnnnniee (2657) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear golden garnet color with a huge fluffy off white head that slowly dissipates and laces on the way down. Smells of caramel, mineral, and a bit of earth and spice with a hint of butter. the flavor is quite malty with caramel being the dominant taste. Earth, tart, and butter provide a bit of counter to the malty sweetness, but this one really leans to the malty side. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. A buttery malt bomb how shipyard-ish. OK for what it is, but there are better red ales out there.
Leighton (13033) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle on the road to Hill Farmstead, consumed somewhere in MA. Pours clear amber, lightly effervescent with a moderate, off-white foam head. Lots of toasty, sugary malts in the nose, some caramel. Medium sweet flavor, more caramel ntoes, some orange, bread, very low bitterness. Light to medium bodied with average, creamy carbonation. Sugary malt finish, creamy caramel, toast, very light pine. Pretty basic stuff.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Nikki’s Liquors, Providence. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of sweet berry-like fruit with caramel malts. The taste is caramel malts, stone fruits and faint hop note. Medium bodied, slight bitterness, low carbonation. Decent.
Spelt (231) - East Kingston, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 3, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cider and toffee aroma with some floral hop. Pours clear copper with a fizzy tan head. Decidely sweet. Again with strong toffee and apple character. Some bitterness on the finish. Thin body. A little cloying.
dpmeersman (13) - Rochdale, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Best thing this beer has going for it is its appearance. It has some underlying chemical odor that I can’t quite place. It’s upfront taste is hard to enjoy as that chemical order ruins it. Improves on the palate. Now being brewed under license by Shipyard Brewery. Won’t seek this one out again.