fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 23, 201317Beer (340) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 12, 2017
A nice, medium-bodied amber ale with plenty of flavor. Hoppier than most pale ales that you would actually get in the UK. A little spicy, nice malt backbone, and a healthy dose of English hops. A solid beer for the style, and a bit underrated on this site, IMO.
Malt smells. Pours orange brown with a thin white head. Tastes of bread and sour hops. Short finish. Balanced and drinkable. jredmond (8204) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2015
Sampled the weekend of Streets and Annie’s wedding. Pours a light amber body with soft off white head. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with normal carbonation and notes of bread, fresh dough, caramel malt, soft prickly herbal hop and spice. Pretty plain, but not bad. Ratman197 (14668) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2015
Can poured a clear amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of caramel and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of caramel and a hint of earthiness with a smooth finish. two7offsuit (448) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 24, 2015
Pours a golden/orange color with a white head. Aromas of caramel and spice with similar favors. Whalernation81 (8) - Bristol, Connecticut, USA - JUN 1, 2015 does not count
This may not be my favorite CT beer but I’m not leaving this without saying it may not be my bottle of beer but it shouldn’t stop any beer drinker from trying it
tfontana (950) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle. Aroma is bready malt with slight fruitiness. Appearance is cloudy orange with negligible white head and minimal lacing. Taste is moderately sweet maltiness with hints of fruit. Palate is medium bodied with thick texture and lively late carbonation that bites the tip of the tongue. Finish is mildly bitter and long. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2015
4oz on tap at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Oxford CT. Mostly clear golden orange color. Thin white head. Leaves some decent bits of lace. Malty sweet taste, some cooked vegetable. Caramel. Mildly toasty. Medium body. Kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Moderate sweet taste, light bitterness. An alright amber ale. Underwhelming. Bebum (962) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Hazy middle amber/honey color, explosive head.
Exhuberant nose, one of the most powerful I remember encountering in a beer, yeasty, hoppy, floral.
Middle body, strong flavor, very high carbonation as can be predicted from the head, asserrive mouthfeel, fairly long palate.
Bitter, more so because of the dryness, good acidity.
Hoppy, more than I expected, but also malty, resiny.
Too dry for the bitterness, so far as my palate is concerned.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone rjplumer (1074) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Deep fruity aroma. off-white head slims to a thin film on top. Hazy red amber body. Smooth sweet caramel with an earthy fruit taste. Nice use of classic English hops and malts. Dry finish. A respectable brew, I’d happily have more. sailracer (486) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Bottle. Great color- a rusty amber. The flavor was not too sweet and not too hoppy. It was drinkable but unremarkable.