BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml brown bottle from Ron’s in Farmington. Translucent amber body with almost no head to speak of. Smells very hoppy - bitter and citrusy - with hints of malt. Tastes hoppy - somewhat citrusy and bitter - with some malt backbone. Flavor is a little more watery than one might expect. Still, what flavor there is a rather good. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium-bodied, somewhat watery. Very drinkable. What flavor there is is impressive, but not as strong flavored as it could be. I could see myself having this one again.
BBB63 (6154) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle and served in a English no-nik pint glass: Clean golden hue topped by a small but lasting frothy head and left impressive rings of lace. The aroma has notes of herbal, earthy, and juicy hops along with a base of grainy malts and a hint of dusty cellar. Well it is still an English Pale Ale at heart, this one seems to be a bit more hopped and it shows towards the finish. The base is a biscuity and earthy which I felt works well with the profile. The aftertaste show a note of mild acidic tea like offering. Overall if you add some body and mellow out the carbonation a tad, this would be very good. I would to see what this would be like on cask.
vanvenlo (1305) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
20 Aug 2006 - Fruit malt and big hop aroma. Golden orange-brown colour, low head and suds lacing. Big sweet grassy hop flavour. Big bitter hop finish and a bit thin.
Lunkie (1459) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 28, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sweet malt hop aroma. Clear red amber colour with poor head and lacing. Bitter malt hop flavour. Flat palate.
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a frost-hazed golden/copper with a decent-sized, off white head that loves me long time. Biscuity, lemony aroma profile with hints of diacetyl, vinegar and some aromatic grasses, mild florals (lilies) and sweaty yeast. Creamy & dry with a fluffiness that fills the mouth. Balanced flavor with pastry-like malts in elegant chiaroscuro against dank English hops. Flashes of tea, honey and lemon.
<font size=-4>Pint bottle purchased several months ago from <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp? Liquors, Oak Lawn, IL 60453</font>
hotstuff (4269) - Indiana, USA - JAN 17, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Small white head that mostly diminished with poor lacing, transparent, visible carbonation, and an orange hue with a little bit of gold peeking through. Earthy, hoppy, bitter, citrus,and some hints of herbal in the nose. Flavor was mildly hoppy, lightly bitter, citrus, and earthy. Mouthfeel was fairly smooth. Light-medium body. Quaffable, but needs some more body.
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2007
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Huge foamy white head atop this crystal clear yellow brew. Aroma is fresh citrus and pear. Humm, surprisingly smooth, malty sweet but really doesn’t seem very bitter, almost no bitterness at all. Very grassy, more like a pale ale. The bottle says Thrice hopped...maybe with water hops. Definitely was expecting more from the $4.50 a bottle price tag.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a nice gold; clear, yet thick. Smells of hops and grass. Has a Pilsner-like hoppiness with a malty finish. Average mouthfeel. Classic bitter; pretty good.
TuckahoeJoe (12) - Tuckahoe, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The label says ’triple hopped’...I don’t know about that, but it is nicely hopped with pleasant aroma of citrus and pine. It pours medium golden orange, and though it doesn’t have the longest lasting head, it’s wonderfully ’icecream soda’ like. It’s got a smooth refreshing malty (not bready) taste and finishes with delightful hoppy mild bitterness. I don’t think I could get tired of this ale, but at $3.99 for a half liter bottle I can’t afford to try!
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 5, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) Medium gold with generous off-white head. Faint floral hops aroma. Flavor was a good balance of mild hops and a slightly sweet malt. Medium body.