portableparty (2378) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Pours unclear dark amber with a tight foamy off white head that fades to a film and slight lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel malt and earthy light hops. Taste has subtle bitter earthy hops and slight herbal qualities along with caramel malt and light spice. Palate is medium gritty and chalky. Decent. HuskerTan (2335) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - OCT 10, 2015
A- Caramel, bready, citrus, pine.
A- Burnt orange color, hazy liquid, off white head.
T- Caramel, pine, bitter, grassy, citrus, candy.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, unbalanced finish.
O- I don’t really have any good ways to describe this beer, other than it was not to par as far as I felt it should have been. Just felt all over the place. JDBaker11058 (2334) - Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2017
appearance: clear orange copper, half a finger of creamy light tan head with excellent cling. aroma: caramel, marmalade, candied orange peel, graham cracker, toast, grapefruit, hint of pine and cardboard. taste: piney orange marmalade up front, then caramel and cardboard-y malts, some grapefruit and tonic water notes. finish: chewy, slightly syrupy with a bit of heat forming in the back of my throat; bitterness rises and holds the end. notes: Not a bad beer. Not my favorite style, and it didn’t quite work for me. Bottle from the Beer of the Month Club.
csaso (2314) - Missouri, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle - average size foamy head, murky dark copper color, well balanced with citrusy hops, solid malt backbone, and some yeasty complexity, very good overall
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2010
Golden pour with small head. Aroma of sweet malt, lemon zest and grass. Flavor is quite funky and sour. Citrus hops initially, leading to a slightly sticky, sweet finish. Hints of diacetyl.
milewide (2302) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2011
Beautiful red amber color with medium head. Fine combination of malt sweetness and hop bitterness. Good brew, but no different than many ales. boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Pours clear red....aroma is like a caramel bandaid.. taste is is some fruit and toffe..with an after bite...not bad XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Has a rather dull hop pine scent. Taste is an over whelming bitterness, nasty.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone TheHOFF43 (2052) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy copper with foamy head. Some mild hop aroma. Flavor is hops but well balanced. Abv is well hidden. Nice APA Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2009
Pours copper with thin head.
Aroma is decent herbal hop, some light lemony citrus. Toasted and caramel malt with a hint of vanilla perhaps?
Flavour is nicely balanced.
Medium hop with a nice toasted malt presence.
Almost comparable to a british pale though more assertive hop.