riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2008
Orange golden pour with a nice lasting white head and fantastic lacing. The aroma is very hops with hints of citrus and pine along with some toasted caramel malts. The flavors is pretty straightforward caramel followed by a nice dose of grapefruit and pine. Did not strike me as an alt at all, but I really liked the nice hop profile. Skyview (6093) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2007
Last stop in Portland during ABA Beer Tour 07. On draught at the brewpub pours a semi-clear brownish amber brew (resembling iced tea) with a thin off-white head that quickly dissolves to a fine film. Aroma of multi-grain malt, graoefruit and lemon zest and a touch of pine. Taste is slightly sour, medium bodied and lightly carbonated. Flavors picked up in clude multi-grain malt and pine, but not as over-powering as the Magnum PA. Finish is dry with a lingering bitter aftertaste. notalush (5897) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Third beer into my flight here and I’m starting to notice a sameness between all the beer - this is clean, medium dry, crisp, with piney and citric hops - nothing stand out, but clean and quaffable - a light bit of estery notes - not as malt-forward as most alts I have had - decent. duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2004
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Labrador. Doesn’t really taste like an alt to me. Loads of American hops in here. Lychee/piney hops and toffee-ish malts, still pretty tastey, I like the name too.
Ruby amber color with light head & lacing. The aroma is rich & malty with lots of resiny hops for the style. The flavor has a good mix of dark malts, medicinal hops & sweet body. Finishes good & balanced. Clean, fresh, yum!
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 30, 2004
Medium gold color. Aroma is fruity and hoppy. A medium bodied alt. Malts are nutty and fruity. Hops are grapefruity and piney. A touch sweet, but a nice beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 28, 2009
Tap @ Bailey’s Taproom... Poured a clear orange with a beige head. Aroma of floral, earthy tones and malted grains. Seemed almost like a muted pale ale in character. A mild hop bitterness with toasted malts and sweet caramel in the finish. BillKismet (4090) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2010
Hazy orange-amber with modest head. Warming malt nose pricked with citrus hop infusion. Not terribly alt-like hoppy body. More in the style of a hop-centric American Amber / Red Ale. Solid malt backbone with juicy citrus hop infusion. Moderate citrus bitterness. patrick767 (4063) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 24, 2006
Pours amber with a medium head that left some excellent lacing. It has a very good citrus aroma. The flavor has some caramel malts and moderately strong hops that balance well. It closes with a big hops finish. Good stuff. DYCSoccer17 (3705) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Half pint on tap at the Lucky Lab Beer Hall in Portland, OR. Fruity, caramelly, malty aroma with some moderate roastiness. Scant hops. Transparent light amber/copper body with an off-yellowish head. Starts a little sweet, before it becomes more metallic towards the middle. Quite roasty in the middle as well. Finishes with some metallic hop character, which is fairly bitter. Pretty nice stuff.