puzzl (3260) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2007
On tap at some place in Boston. Watery, light, crisp hops. Bitter finish fades into caramel. Fairly typical amber, thankfully not too caramelly. thornecb (5992) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 21, 2007
Pours a hazy amber into a shaker. Significant fluffy conglomerate head does not recede but peaks above the rim and continues to top hat. Refreshing pine and citrus aromas. Dy, crisp and tingly with upfront citrus which briefly changes to malt and a bitter resin finish. DocLock (10836) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2006
Turbid coppery pour with aroma of hops, caramel malt, some fruit and brown sugar. Tastes caramel malty, with some bready notes, some hops, honey, and fruit. Very complex and extremely well balanced. Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2006
Bottled 22. I’ve had this for well over a year and a half if not longer in my cellar because I had it before but wanted to wait. I’m glad I did. Aroma was a bit metallic but still some hops. Poured a nice copper amber with a off white head. Flavor is just a nice balance of caramel malts and piney hops with a subtle peppery twist. Palate is nice, not too bubbly or flat seems almost just right. Overall I enjoyed this bottle. SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 26, 2006
Draught pint at redbones 7/26/06. Pours a light copper color with a small off white head. Nose is very fresh fruity hops. Palate is crisp and very refreshing. Flavor is full flavorful hops. Lots of fruit and freshness with a very light malt backround. Very easy drinking and crisp but lacks any complexity as hops dominate everything.
rederic (3340) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2006
Hazy amber-orangeish hue, with a frothy beige head, with nice lacing, the nose is one of floral hops, with a peachy fruitiness accent, and some leafy, piney notes, with caramelized malt in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, smooth caramelized malt character coming first, with flowery hops, some herbal notes, a peach fruitiness, leading towards a leafy bitterness finish. CapFlu (5129) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 19, 2006
(22oz bottle) Purchased at Winooski Beverage in Winooski, VT. Pours a clouded, deep amber body with a medium, white, frothy head. Nose of English malts with a mild orange hop undertone. The flavour is of an old-style English Amber - thick on malts with a subtle orange peel bitterness and slight spices. Very impressed that the McNeill bottling is so much better this year... and the selection at Winooski Bev. willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2006
03.12.06 Bomber via trade with TURDFERGUSON, thanks Sam. Well, it’s as unpredictable as might be expected for a McNeills brew, but certainly not terrible. Harsh and dry, bitingly bitter, perhaps overly so. Very nice hop aroma is clean, earthy, twiggy, and seasonal. More bitterness. It’s brutal, maybe others are into this sort of punishment. Lingering dms. It’s a mess. gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2006
From 22oz. bottle. Pours a dull orange, with nice white head and great lacing. Nose has citrus and some malt. Flavor has a lemon bite upfront, moves into a decent malt body and a clean bitter finish. Not bad, but not real well put together. Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JAN 28, 2006
Courtesy of gputty. Hazy, dark orange/amber, white head. Citrusy nose. Awesome lacing! Nice carbo. Pretty good.