maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle at the 14th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering on 03/19/2011 courtesy of butters. Clear golden body with a small white head. Sweet honey pale malt and light floral hop aroma. Sweet floral and pale malt flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2012
Originally reviewed: 11/16/09. This beer is contract brewed by Clipper City for the BrewThru chain located in and around the OBX. Grabbed a sixer when I was there awhile back.
Poured into my pint glass. Pours a light orange with a thin white head on top. Very little lace sticks to the glass. Candied malts and light orange zest in the nose.
Good crisp body on this one. Moderate amount of carbonation. Flavor is pretty mellow and average. Some light bittering hops and a sweet malty finish. Could stand a bit more of a bitter pop in there. This is a great beer for the BMC crowd. Refreshing, but not anything I would go out to get. Drake (14063) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2011
12 ounce bottle courtesy of Butters at the 14th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering, 3/19/11.
Pours a clear amber color with a medium creamy offwhite head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of grainy malts, caramel and a bitter hop finish. The taste is sweet malts, grainy notes, caramel, peach-like fruits and a faintly bitter hop finish. Medium bodied. italianjohn (3228) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2011
Clear golden blonde pour decent off white head left some striped lacing .... aroma is of sweet caramel malts, little grainy and grassy .... taste is of caramel malts, sweet little grassy and grainy better than the summer lager little lemony twist into the malty finish and light bitter hop .... refreshing summer brew BeerandBlues2 (13718) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Bottle shared by Butters at the 14th Richmond Gathering. Pours clear gold with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma and flavor are average malt (cookie, toast, caramel), heavy hops (floral, pine, citrus), and apple/pear. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth with a dry finish.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2011
(Sample Date: 3/19/2011 Source:Butters) Big spicy hop nose over moderate caramel. Clear golden with small white head. Very spicy hop flavor with moderate fruitiness and some caramel. Medium body with fizzy mouth feel. Finish is fruity and spicy. Butters (4063) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2011
Don’t know why this is retired? It is definitely in production seeing as how I just picked up a sixer at OBX. Same label, but now it says "brewed and bottled at Clipper City Brewing Co., LP - Baltimore, MD"
Clear golden amber pour with ring of whitish head. Nose is buttered toast, corn, and very faint sweet floral hops. Flavor has a more pronounced hop profile, hints of canned corn. But overall, a decent little pale ale. Easy drinking, and citrusy refreshing. And only $5.50 a sixpack! ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - NOV 11, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours a golden amber color with a thick white head. Has a light sweet malt aroma. The flavor starts with sweet caramel malts and finish with mild citrus hops. Better than I thought it would be. hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2008
12oz bottle (I think thanks to Miver). This one was sitting in my bar for a while - I acutally forgot about it. Light foamer when opened. Poured a medium and clear amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of toasted grains, caramel, nutty and some card board. Tastes of caramel, grains, and very light citrus. Tastes and body on the thin side. TheBeerGod (6254) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2008
Bottle. This is no longer made, to my understanding. The remaining stock at Brew Thru’s is the last of it. Pours gold. Small white head. Nose is lightly hopped with sweet malts, and caramel. Not too bad. Taste is slightly hoppy, grassy, light caramel, chewy malts and grains. Body is light-medium with moderate carbonation. Ends with more malt, faint caramel, bigger grains, light hops and grass. Not as horrible as I thought this would be.