danfosha (52) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2005
Nice copper amber color. Head disappeared quickly. Orange on the aroma, very smooth going down. Sweetness on the tale end of the finish. I haven’t liked many ESB’s, but this I would come back to readily. Poured this from a bottle I brought back from a trip to Alaska. Seemed to travel well. mikey (508) - farmington, Utah, USA - JUN 18, 2005
Poured a deep ruby brown color with a thin light beige head. The nose was fresh and pungent with flowery hops and a huge buttery maltiness. The Taste started with a zip of citrusy orange, not as floral as anticipated by the aroma. A hint of caramel sweetness arrives with a slight buttery edge. The end brings a firm dose of hops finishing it off nicely. The feel was medium/thin, but the beer was extremely drinkable. This would be the perfect session beer as the taste is more than interesting enough to hold your attention. 5000 (6900) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2005
Bottle: Copper, minor haze, large off-white head, frothy, lattice like lacing, virtually no carbonation. Wet malt aroma, almond paste (marzipan actually), soft graininess, even a tad floral. Well balanced start, a bit chewy on the malts with a soft hop presense. Very easy to kick back. No ashtray or nasty musty graininess like so many others. Moderate body and mouthfeel. Very soft hop bitterness lingers after the light finish. Light, well balanced, clean finish, rather enjoyable. sloth (2955) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2005
Small light brown head, good retention and a nice lace. Clear amber/copper color. Spicey hop nose, lightly floral, backed by a light grainy maltiness. Medium body, lightly creamy. Medium sweet malts, bready, lightly piney with solid notes of caramel malts. All nicely balanced, an easy quaffer. Finish is dry, malty and lightly fruity. Thanks Stephen! hotstuff (5278) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2005
Bottle. Thanks to jsquire for sharing this one. Small tan head that was mostly lasting, sparse lacing, fine-large sized bubbles, uncarbonated, transparent, and an orange brown hue. Malty, hoppy, sweet, caramel, and a citrus nose. Btter, hoppy and malty flavor. Palate was tingly. Medium body.
hopscotch (11410) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2005
Bottle... Clear amber ale with an American iced tea nose and flavor. Minor notes of clover honey and chicken broth in the floral aroma with a whisper of light molasses. Malty, but well-balanced flavor thanks to generous hopping. Medium to full-bodied with lively carbonation. Lengthy, moderately bitter, dry finish. Not one of my favorite styles, but this is a qualtiy brew. The Alaskan brewing company hasn’t failed me yet. Mad props go out to darkelf for the bottle! Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 14, 2005
Poured an amber color with a medium head. sweet and citrus aroma. Flavor was malty with a mild hoppiness. Nice session brew. Thanks DarkElf DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2005
This beer pours a deep amberish red color with a thin foamy pearlish head which dissipated quickly. Little lacing if any was left in or around my glass. The aroma is fruity sweet with hops florals, citrus and caramel maltiness in the nose. The flavor is medium to full bodied and creates a nice layer of tongue coating maltiness. Very little bittering noted until about mid-beer when an acetic sting of dryness begins to eat away at your esophagus. Malty backbone, some hopping bitterness, but heavily prickeling carbonation. Dry, tangy and somewhat sticky body. The dryness is a serious concern here, but otherwise interesting. atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - JAN 6, 2005
A slightly cloudy amber with a foamy tan head which I drank on my 29th birthday. Very, very nice malt aroma, somewhat sweet but also a bit toasty. Aroma is very nice, but somewhat one sided. Fabulous palate balance. Nutty and malty, some carmel sweetness a toasty malt and more nuttyness. Then on top of that, ther is a very plesant hop balance. This is a good beer from begining to end. mjg74 (3199) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 29, 2004
Pours an amber color. Smell consists of hops and sweet citric aromas. Flavor is bitter and somewhat malty. Finish is bitter as well.