CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 20, 2006
Bottle sampled in mid-June ’06, courtesy of Sammy: Pours a clear orange bronze with a thin ring of wispy white head. Soft toasty sweet caramel malty aroma has some nutty character and earthy English hops. Body starts with a light caramel malty sweetness and a drier, more bitter earthy and mildly warming finish. Could use a touch more malt and fresher hops, but still an ok beer. sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2006
Bottle probably thanks to Sammy: Orange copper color with a white head. Aroma of citrus and caramel. Flavor similar to the aroma with some grassy notes as well. aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2006
Pale and smells like oranges/grapefruits, taste like medicine with a bite and carbonation; bitter finish. StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2006
341ml bottle - pours with pretty much no head at all. Very lightly carbonated; put a bottle of this in a paint mixer and it probably wouldn’t explode on you. That’s good news if you decide to put it in a paint mixer. I could have probably done with a touch more carbonation, but whatever, it’s good. Aroma is sweet and malty, a bit piney and sharp, almost grassy even. The taste is really nice. Nicely balanced, assertive and bright, a little bit woody. I like it. VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2008 341 ml bottle - pours coppery orange with a nice fluffy head that was lasts throughout the glass and leaves sticky lace. Interesting nose - pine, light malts, yeast, some citrus, and hops to balance. Taste is quite beautiful - sticky, resiny hops, but not overblown - sort of soft and muted, but definitely there; an expert melding with the malt and yeast - more than the sum of its parts, which is exactly what a beer should be - everything is well-balanced. Minimal carbonation is true to the style, makes it seem almost like cask. Very pleasant soft woody undertone leading to an earthy finish. Very nice. Bolder than most EPAs I’ve tried, but lighter than a typical IPA. A really good beer.
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2006
Draught @ Hostex: Pours dark amber - almost red - with very, rapidly dying, head. Aroma is caramel, malt, and hops in that order. Flavour astounds; an unexpectedly tasty and earthy ale with good hopping and a terrific front palate delicate sweetness. It all comes together in great fashion, perhaps benefiting from lowered expectations from the "good" aroma. JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2006
pours amber darke with almost no head has a sorta watered down tast with hints of hops. Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2006
Bottle: Light copper colour with a thin bubbly white head that fades fast.
Aroma was biscuit malty with a hint of hoppy orange peel.
Flavour was clean though a little thin and watery in the front. A present but not overly assertive hoppy bitterness in the finish.
A nice session beer, but somewhat thin in flavour. shintriad (701) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2006
Bottled. I was very pleasantly surprised at this beer: crisp, grassy hop notes and a compatible malt presence gives this British-style session ale the right balance to make a plain, simple, but pleasant beer. Looks good, tastes good. I usually like a bit more oomph in my beers, but this will definitely do the trick. Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2006
Bottle. Pours an amber without any head. Lightly carbonated. Malts predominate on the nose. That continues onto the palate, but could use more hops for balance. Slightly bitter throughout. Thanks Blankboy for the bottle.