jkwood04 (5448) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 12, 2012 PhillyBeer2112 (2850) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice and smooth. Crisply hoppy in the APA style. Very easy drinking and refreshing.
12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours amber/copper with a lacy, cream-colored head. Aroma of caramel malts, a little toffee, and some citrusy/floral hops. Flavor about the same, with a decent amount of ingredients but nothing sticking out. Average texture. A decent beer. ben4321 (6500) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2010
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite - Jersey City, 7/11/10
blipp (9268) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 13, 2009
Aroma: The nose is pretty much all caramel and toffee with a slight earthy hop
Appearance: Pours a mostly clear orange-amber color with almost no head
Flavor: Relatively sweet up-front with lots of caramel/toffee malts and a light hop backing
Palate: The body is light-to-medium, fizzy carbonation, and pretty sold mouthfeel
This beer is alright, it has a big malty feel to it, but not a whole lot of depth beyond that. The palate is pretty good except that the beer is a bit too fizzy. Otherwise, I think it is pretty dull. Not bad, just not exciting enough for a better score, a touch too sweet as well.
Bottle. Pours amber with a thin head. Herbal hoppy aroma with light bready malt notes. The flavor has a light sweetness with some herbal notes. Decent. dmac (6251) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2009
12 oz bottle. Poured a very nice good looking rusty orange with an average to slightly large tightly packed foamy light beige head. Aroma starts off sweet with liquid caramel and fruit notes but after settling for a few minutes lots of dusty grains come about and the pleasant sweetness fades into memory. The flavor is mostly grainy with amber malts shining through and some harsh dry honey coated cereal. Did Matt Brewing buy all the originaly "microbrews" of the east coast and pump them out now to try and squeeze by instead of making their own beers?? Slipstream (2625) - USA - OCT 20, 2009
This was a favorite of mine back in the 1980s, one of the first microbrews I can remember trying. It was popular for a few years, but then the quality declined, and it began to disappear from the refrigerators of New York City corner stores. I am not sure where this resurrection is coming from (the label looks a little different from the one I recall), but I welcome it, because this is a good brew, and it deserves a higher rating. Fruity, fully hopped ale aroma. Dark amber pour with an impressive head. The taste is dry, a little sharp, and well hopped, with some nice esters. This is a fine brew, very much in the tradition of the New Amsterdam that I remember.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2009
Hazed copper pour with a large off-white head. Caramel aroma with light hops. Sweet caramel flavor. Dull. Light bodied. elihapa (1553) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAY 9, 2009
Bottle. Pours hazel brown with a medium white head. Aroma of caramel malt and toasted wood. Palate is average. Primary flavors lean heavily towards burnt malt, emphasizing roasty flavors that are matched with a semi-sweet body. Bold, flavorful brew that reminded me of Bass Ale. blklab2007 (2120) - Connecticut, USA - APR 13, 2009
bottle poured a light amber color with a thin white head. aroma has caramel sweetness, bitter hops, and some grains. light mouth feel and a malted body that has some washed out bitter hops. the sweetness is certainly on the high side. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 10, 2009
Pours redish copper with a thin tan head. Smells of caramel and vegetal. Tastes sweet and caramelly with an earthy finish. BREWMUSKCLES (2684) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2009
no way i am not getting in on this one, i drank too much of it. used to get it from a shop rite liquors in ridgefield that is now a Korean mall and i will say that mall does have some decent and different beers. anyway it was hoppy for the time yes mostly dishwater hops with a slight tinge of pine cone finish in that profile. low in malt and with a touch of dark fruit like cherry and the dishwater was the dry i suppose. i was rather proud of my discoveries as this was man... probably 20 years ago.