Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - OCT 31, 2016 JessterCPA (130) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
What a nice beer. I met the brewer, Rick Reed at the brewery, and I have to say...impressive.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a dark rugged amber color with a finger’s worth of foamy white head that dissipated at a nice pace. Slow moderate lace.
The aroma takes on a blend of caramel and toffee malts to blend with some citrus bitter hops.
The flavor balances nicely between the citrusy bitter hops to the sweetness of the malts. Light blended aftertaste with finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Low carbonation feels good, nice and low.
Overall, good amber ale that I would come back to. djd07 (15543) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle during RBWG. Pours a cloudy orange with large frothy white head. The aroma is strong citrus and spruce. Medium mouth, citrus and pine, good. gdubu493 (60) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Aroma: Citrus (burnt orange), molasses, pine, flat
Appearance: Deep, golden orange. Gorgeous, thick, creamy, coffee colored, three finger head that disappeared slowly.
Taste: Citrus front-end, raisins.
Palate: Flat front-end that doesn’t liven up.
Overall: I poured this 12 oz. bottle into a glass in which I like to drink beer. It drank as I thought this American Ale would. RateBeer member nittanytide summed it best, "Pretty one-dimensional, but a decent hoppy pale ale." #respectbeerbrethren jw0406 (1304) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2014
16 oz draft pours a dark amber color with a small white head. Aromas of sweet malt, caramel, light floral. Medium bodied, enjoyable. ryanscourt (1531) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Not a great beer for me. Very short experience. Almost no floral components. More flavors of cardboard than enjoyable flavors.
BLADT (701) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Poured from 12oz bottle. Hazy pumpkin coloration. Smell is caramel and faint fruit juice. Taste is dry, somewhat metallic, with pineapple at the end. Healthy carbonation, but minimal head. This beer is missing any notified hops and as a result is two dimensional. Decent. cgarvieuk (25984) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle in hotel room orlando.. Thanks John... Copper... Massive off white foam head... Soct sweet woody malt nose.. Dark roast... Light bitter roast... Maverick34 (3302) - New York, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottled. Pours a clouded brown. A bit overly malted and mild hops. Not too great really. jsmerig (1662) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Pours a hazy amber with a white head. Aroma of hops and slightly toasted grain. Taste is smooth with a bit of pineapple up front that quickly dissipates as the bitterness takes over yielding a bit of coconut and tart in the finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone TigerSoul2 (1) - - DEC 13, 2013 does not count
Poured with a very lively head, in fact I first thought the bottle I opened had been shaken prior. The head did settle but left behind a thick foam of ’Brussels Lace’ all the way down to the end of the pint glass. A pleasant enough beer, but needed a little more hop character.