jcwattsrugger (12347) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a retaining rich tight light tan head that laces and hazy brown/orange color. Aroma is soft sweet medium malt, some lemon. Taste is candy sugar, sweet, medium malt-caramel, clove, secondary citrus-lemon/spice hops. Medium body.
hopscotch (11005) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft… Murky, burnt-caramel ale with a small, creamy, white head. Fantastic retention. The fruity, lightly spicy bouquet is a medley of pineapple, apricot, papaya, mango and light clove with a subtle undercurrent of musky, leathery hops. Full-bodied with a mildly creamy mouthfeel and modest carbonation. The flavor tilts toward the bitter side of balance and is very fruity – apricot and pineapple really stand out. Bittersweet, drying finish… then the bitterness lingers a good while.