rabba9 (115) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2009
Bottle pours copper and gold with a medium white head. Aroma is heavy citrus hops with a hint of biscuit and malt. Taste is citrus hops, malt, with a long lasting residual bitterness. Body and carbonation are medium. To GFF and those who are trying this beer in Iowa, Brau Brothers brews 5.0% ABV versions for Iowa distribution to comply with their distribution laws. Give it a try again if you are out of state. bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2009
Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint. Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Pours an orange amber with a very large head. Lots of lacing.
Aroma of citrus and pine hops with some dry malt.
Begins with a very nice balance of strong citrus/pine hop taste (but not too much bitterness) and semi-sweet toasted malts, then suddenly turns very dry and bitter towards the finish.
Very smooth and dry. Medium body and carbonation.
Exceedingly drinkable due to the smooth body and great balance.
Bottle pours copper gold with small head and some residual sheets. The aroma is quite fruity, almost surprisingly fruity, cookies, and some floral stuff. The flavor is nicely bitter, malty, fruity, and quite decent actually with a rather substantial palate. I’m pleased. GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - SEP 19, 2009
copper color, a bit of citrus hoppiness. flavor is a nice mix of malt and citrus. It says APA here, but it was marketed to us on tap as a double IPA--definitely not a DIPA. fairly dry body. It’s OK. igneous1 (1538) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 17, 2009
copper color, clear, decent citrus hoppiness in the nose. flavor is a nice mix of brown sugar and citrus. the bitterness is more along the lines of an IPA rather than an APA. clean and crisp...not bad.
Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 5, 2009
Bottled. Poured milky, yet healthy golden with a short cap of off-white head. The aroma was fragrant and very enjoyable with earthy and light citrus hoppage over thick biscuits and caramel.. the malts actually stole the show, which wasn’t necessarily a bad thing. The flavor had the same biscuit and caramel malts at the core, surrounded by a bit different bitter hop array than the nose (white pepper, resiny pine, and earth present here).. finished with thicker sweetness and sufficient residual bitterness. Medium-bodied with fluffy carboation on the palate.. sweeter than it was bitter, but balance was there.. a bit slick at times, which impeded the flow slightly. This was by far the best brew I’ve tried from these guys. mettkea (6) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2009 does not count
From a 12 oz bottle into a glass. Nice copperish color with a nice malty nose. The taste (like the aroma) started very malty but ended with a nice hop kick similar to an IPA. Scotthops (8) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2009 does not count
12 oz. bottle in pint glass. Light amber in color, without much head. Nice hop complexity and well balanced, with some caramelly sweetness. Tastes a little thin with burnt maltiness at first, but flavor lingers and develops more with additional sips. Hoppier than many american pales, more like an IPA. My favorite Brau beer. Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 14, 2009
Pours copper with a thin tan head. Smells of caramel, some earth, tea, spice. Tastes resiny and sticky sweet with some earthiness on the finish. fidelis83 (2517) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - AUG 14, 2009
Pours hazy burnt orange with a 3 finger off white head that has great retention. Aroma is caramel, pine, citrus, brown sugar, sugar cookies and sweet graininess. Flavor is caramel, toffee, citrus, light woodiness, brown sugar, biscuit, woody notes and a little pine. Finish is mild grapefruit, some pine, lingering brown sugar, biscuit and mild bitter hops. Palate is lightish bodied with a slightly dry entry and slightly more dry finish, smooth feel and moderate carbonation. I found this to be a nice, hoppy, very drinkable beer the best I have had from Brau Bros. so far.