Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - APR 27, 2017
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance was a fairly dark copper to amber sort of color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that fell off at a decent pace. Light rings of lace.
The aroma had some caramel/toffee malt up front with some bitter piney hops and grapefruit zestiness pummeling some toast and nutty tones.
The flavor took the malts and hops and added in some butterscotch. Quick malty aftertaste and rubs the finish with a semi-abrasive acceptable sort of alcohol level.
The feel was about medium bodied with a good sipping quality. One can notice the alcohol level in this one. Good carbonation.
Overall, worthy American strong ale to have again. BDR (2535) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2008
thanks to skyview for sharing. Brown with a faint toffee nose. Strong pine and grapefruit malts in the sweet body. Hints of toffee. JK (6342) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2008
Another from Skyview’s growler. Good hop and malt flavor, with very intense hop flavors. Some grapefruit, pine, and fruit. Thick and heavy on the palate. This is an exceptionally full bodied and full flavored apa. badgerben (5378) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2008
Growler from Skyview. Dark brown color with no head. A little nutmeg aroma. Chalky body with some spice and caramel malt. Slight roasted malt bitterness. KAF (2773) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - FEB 7, 2008
Growler courtesy of Skyview (thanks!). Dark amber in color with a small whitish head. There is some kind of toffee or caramel malt on the nose with citrus hop. The flavor is more of the same but no toffee here and a bit more appearance of the hops.
Skyview (6115) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2008
On draught at the Hereford & Hops brewpub in Wausau, Wisconsin. Pours a clear dark copper amber brew with an average-sized, off-white head that quickly dissipates to a fine film and white ring. The top head leaves behind some spotty lacing. Aroma of light caramel malt, distinct piney hops and grapefruit zest with a touch of tangerine. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonation with a dark pale ale character with flavors of grapefruit zest, piney hops and some roasted caramel malt. Finish is semi-dry, with a piney/grapefruit aftertaste that lingers well after the finish. I would almost consider this as an American Pale Ale but the higher alcohol level brings this to an American Strong Ale.