pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2009
Indy Winterfest ’09. Lightly hazed orange with a thin offwhite head. Lightly fruity nose. Floral hops. Toast. Something seems a bit off, not sure though. Flatter and even body with lower carbonation. Orangy to toasty astringency with lighter malt. Floral hops. Lingering toast. sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 3, 2009
Tasted 12/3/08. Growler from the brewpub. Hazy with an amber brown hue. Thick layer of bread white head. Medium bodied. Bitter and brown. Good dose of malts with a dry finish. 502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - NOV 27, 2008
On tap at Rich O’s. Fresh balanced and easy drinking. No alcohol on aroma or flavor. Hop and malt deliciousness medium body. Fantastic. Tmoney99 (14492) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2005
Draft at NABC. Light brown color with moderate off-white head that diminished slowly. Moderate sweet malt aroma. Medium body with smooth texture. Medium sweet malt flavor with a short finish. TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 17, 2005
Draft. Dark amber with a thick tan head. Aroma is predominantly toasted malts with a faint hint of floral hops. Taste is biscuity and chewy. Slight hop spiciness in the finish. Really not that bitter, but it was still enjoyable.
thedm (6184) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2005
This draft brew from the brewery poured a large sized head of foamy off-white colored bubbles that left behind a good lacing and an uncarbonated transparent copper brown colored body. The aroma contained mild malt and hop notes. The mouth feel was mildly tingly and mellowed in the finish with a malt hop bite and a hoppy flavor. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 23, 2005
Clear mahogany body topped by foamy beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is mild, earthy, some caramel. Taste is medium sweet, earthy, some caramel, dusky, light anise. Light-medium body, creamy. Very drinkable -- 20 ounces went in a flash. hotstuff (5158) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2010 Re-rated on May 29, 2010
Original rating: Draft at Rich O’s in New Albany, IN. Large ivory head, good lacing, uncarbonated, and an orange brown hue. Aroma was malty, caramel, sweet, and fruity (apples?). Sweet, bitter, malty, and hoppy flavor. Tingly palate.
Re-rate at Scotty’s Brewhouse, Muncie, IN. Small ivory head, hazy orange-brown hue, fast-rising carbonation, and excellent lacing. The aroma was malty, bitter, citrus hops, caramel, and hints of pine. The flavor mimicked the aroma. The mouthfeel was smooth and creamy and this is a medium bodied beer. Overall, the hops were very upfront and this is a beer very worthy of trying and one I would drink again considering I am not a "hop head". barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - JUL 26, 2004
For a beer with the word "bitter" in the name it wasn’t bad at all. A lot darker and more complex than I expected.
muzzlehatch (4959) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2004
Sample at the brewpub. Fruity, cherry-apple dominated nose; wonderful, huge malty fruitiness throughout, berries and fresh grass and old musty books...big body, thick and juicy...this was actually my favorite of the seven samples I had, and one of the best bitters I’ve ever tasted. Awesome job, Mike!