hershiser2 (3667) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2016
$3.09 bottle from Market Street Wine Shop, Downtown. Day of loss... hoping for an Indians victory this evening. Pours deep orange with a small head. Aroma is funky: caramel candy, fish, fig. Taste is not the nicest either: fig, caramel candy, orange. Meh. oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Pours a hazy medium orangish amber color. Aroma is lightly malty, hoppy, yeasty, with a touch of fruit. Flavor is a nice mixture of malts and fruits. drjay44 (3833) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Bottled 09/28/15. ABV 8% per the label. Pours a thick, gradually collapsing, ivory head, with slight lacing, over a clear, effervescent, copper (SRM 17) body.....nose is light pine, hints of citrus, mild fig, balanced.....taste is slightly sweet, with light toffee/caramel tones, light fig, finishing with a moderate herbal, slight pine, mild hop bitterness, balanced.....mouth feel, medium body, light alcohol heat, moderate acid from the carbonation. This recipe is different from the original as evidenced by the lower alcohol. It is a rather simple beer given the style. While not an undrinkable beer it needs a re-work of the malt and hop backbones. BJCP 6/3/12/4/5 altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods (Arlington). Hazy orange body with medium head. Nose is sweet, honey, malts. Taste is malts, caramel, honey, some hops. Citrus. Prickly texture. Sweet in the finish. rondphoto (4494) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 24, 2016
Bottle @ Double Shoppe / Ocean Springs MS --- Aroma of malt. Bright clear medium amber color, solid beige head, bands of lace. Taste is caramel malt that adds medium carbonation on the swallow before turning to solid medium hops in an extended finish. Really full-bodied, but also complex and balanced. Good stuff.
BlackBeerPG (894) - Darien, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2015
Taste is nutty, semi sweet, piney, citrus, and caramel malt.
Deep amber in color, and clear. Fresh hop nose, medium body. very nice lace head. solidfunk (9407) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Not a great balance. Like an esb with tons of alcohol, but doesn’t come together. Some barley and slight hint of citrus. Too much resinous pine. Brown pour. Bottle. BeerRenter76 (1037) - Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2015
The Dev-Ale has a fairly thin, off-white head, a clear, sparkling, copper appearance, and minimal lacing. The aroma is of light citrus, pine, and sweet candi sugar. Flavor is mostly of those things, with some breadiness and just a touch of alcohol, way in the back. The mouthfeel is mostly thin and a bit slick, it finishes mostly dry. Overall its easy drinking, and is pretty good. JPDIPSO (6287) - Wauwatosa, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Dark amber to light copper in color. Smallish dark beige head. Quite fruity is the aroma. Lavender and chamomile are a relax scent as well. This has a bit of age on it (bottled 8/12/14) so some of the scents may have subsided. Herbal hops and light fruit sweetness hit the tongue early. Light caramel in the middle with a continued herbal component. A little nuttiness, which might be from the age in the finish. 4/15 radagast83 (8476) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2015
12oz bottle, brought back from Florida. Poured a dark orange color with a small very light off-white head. Aroma was lots of caramel malts, with some light fruit, touch of the tropics. Flavor had some light bitter hop notes, with a lot of sweet malts.