alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2007
Pours dark golden with a thick foamy head. Aroma is earthy, fresh, decent amount of malt and floral hops. Flavors are light citrus, sweet caramel, biscuit, bit of metallic, grapefruit on the back end. Still a hint of spiciness and some pine. Finish is the grapefruit more than anything else, fairly dry. It’s a nice take on blending the American and British IPA styles. I certainly wouldn’t call this an english strong. Feels too light on the body, not getting any esters or alcohol notes. robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2007
Pale Amber Color with White Head. Nice Sweet Caramel Malt and Light Hops on the Nose. Flavor is a Bit Metallic...Some Caramel, Toast and Pine Flavors...Light Citrus...Bittersweet Dry Ending. Hard to Get the Metallic Taste to Go Away. Hopefully Just a Bad Bottle. Beaver (1845) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2007
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear copper-orange with a white head that quickly dissipates to a thin film.CamdenD (1204) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 31, 2007
The aroma is fruity melon and metallic hops with a little pine. Some skunky notes come out on the second pour.
The flavor is caramel malt with a fruity (melon) and pine hop bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full with low carbonation.
Overall, it tastes more like a subdued American IPA or Pale Ale than anything British. I was expecting more of something like Odell’s old Cutthroat Pale Ale.
A highly drinkable and enjoyable ale. Reminds me of a toned down APA with a whole lot more class and malt. This might be Boulder’s most consistent offering -- would make a nice 6pack. badgerben (5316) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2007
Dark copper with a medium head. Strong, floral hop aroma with some residual malt sweetness. It almost smells like a bag of East Kent Goldings
with some Cascade added. Bittersweet taste. Strong malt body, but with a bit hit of earthy, English hops for bittering. It’s kind of like a cranked English IPA, but a little sweeter. Nice.
Kevin (2201) - Montana, USA - JUL 25, 2007
WTF! i mean if youwon’t do a real british style don’t fucking call it one. Damnit! - O.K. that will not affect my rating. apple juice colored body that actually looks a bit grey?? good lasting head from the bottle. orange blossom sweet aroma with a floral hop presence too, like water from a flower vase. burnt hop taste, damnit! pine lingers in a bad way here. this is abrasive & downright offensive. unbalanced. i’d really like to knowif this is what was originally wanted when this beer was brewed, or if they missed the mark, but had to bottle it regardless. there is some kind of malt flavor under all this burnt resin, but i’m just reading it as a bad tea note, if there is something else i can’t describe it past that it is muted. i was looking forward to this one even if i thought the label was stupid. oh well, hopefully the next in the series will be better.
3 6 2 1 5 hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2007
22 oz- rich, nutty, and flavorful. hops were allegedly earthy, and more in the english style, but they tasted pretty pnw to me. Did taste like more of an american pale ale, but there is some complexity that indicates this is something different. Nice. tyler_mn (2464) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2007
22 oz bottle. Dry and piny hops on the nose. Sweet malt. Grassy. Very aromatic nose. Pours golden copper with decent lacing down the glass. Slightly disappointing flavor: hops and malt give way to a watered down metallic finish. Earthy malt tones develop after warming. Decent carbonation. Slightly watered down finish. Skyview (6099) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 18, 2007
From a 22-oz bottle shared with joebrew, pours a clear orangish amber brew with a slow dissolving off-white head that leaves behind a good lacing and ring. Aroma of citrus peel, grapefruit and some lightly roasted malt. Taste is medium bodied, lightly carbonated with a moderately bitter grapefruit, honey bread and spruce tips. Finish is hopyy bitter with a tart grapefruit aftertaste. Definitely appeaching a West Coast IPA caliper beverage but still an Engish Storng Ale. joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2007
Pours a nice orangish/amber, with virtually no head. Nice biscuity malt hints as well as some nice floral hoppy accent as well as a hint of honey. Suprisingly bitter, with just a hint of sweet caramel malt on the front palate, but the hops quickely take over, and give a grapefruit like citrus acidity. Not bad