BrettTaylor (773) - Radford, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2013airrick2003 (872) - Louisiana, USA - FEB 18, 2016
Poured from a bottle, but found this in the cellar and it’s well past its best by date (about 1 year old). Aroma has some pine from the hops and a bit of sweetness. The taste is a bit off at this age - there are some weird bitter malt flavors. The hop flavor is still there, but muted, and then there is some malty backbone. This must be better fresh, but this one is just drinkable.
Appearance: pours with a large beige head, the beer is a nice amber color, pretty clear
Aroma: pretty faint, nut
Taste: has a mild flavor, nice mix of amber malt, grain, and a very subtle bitter finish
Palate: average carbonation, light mouthfeel, minimal bitter aftertaste
Overall: not a bad amber beer, but doesn't stand out as anything special either, easy drinking
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone phaleslu (10100) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2016
12 oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99- thanks again, Tom! Pours a clear orange color with a light hue and a small off-white head that settles into a ring and some spots of lace. The hops are more leafy than citrusy here, with earth, pale and lightly toasty malts, grass, and florals. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a clean, moderately bitter mouthfeel. Nice and easy drinking, but not with a ton of substance. Tmoney99 (14368) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2016
Bottle shared by Dr Silverworm. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy white head that lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate balanced aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a soft beer. alexsdad06 (10268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2016
12 oz bottle shared by?. Pours a slightly hazy golden amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have pale malts, mild toasted malts, some herbal tea, mild bitterness, a hint of spicy character, grainy, meh. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2016
12oz bottle, thanks to Paul & Jamie. Shared. Whoa... Big ruby red grapefruit in the nose... wasn’t expecting that at all. Spicy, peppery flavor. Kind of grainy malt, like rye and stuff. Moderate-plus bitter taste, mild sweet, more dry. Clear orange amber color. Thin off-white head. Leaves some bits and short ropes of lace. Lighter, kind of soft carbonation. Mild bite to it. An OK fall ale. Kind of strange. Makes me think of an ESB, or other types of harvest ales.
floydslip (392) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Dark amber beer with a thin light tan head. Waxy nose of pine resin, light citrus, and a bit of caramel. Flavor starts with a mild bread like sweetness and finishes with a slightly metallic tang, Some IPAish citrus hops come through at the end, but they feel a bit out of place, particularly with the peculiar metallic flavor. Not the best amber out there. euniceradio (525) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2015
12oz bottle to tulip. Pours clear ruby red, small beige head. Aroma of grassy citrus hops. Taste of lots of bitter astringent citrus. Lacking body. Mouthfeel is light with mod carb. neepsntatties (1973) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Bottle. Colour...medium amber with a thin white head. Nose...odd, musty, oxidised and blah. Palate...cardboard, paperboard, musty grain and stale bread. Not a pleasant experience. Jrwhitney6 (490) - - OCT 16, 2015
Beer of month club. Pours a clear, light amber. Nose is some citrus, and a soapy quality. Taste has the citrus up front, almost lie an IPA - but unlike an IPA there is no hop bite on the finish. Think IPA-light. Maybe a little sweeter. It's decent.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone bowlnman1990 (94) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Bottle to a pint glass. Aroma: roasty, citrus. App: amber, minimal head but persistence. Taste: slightly bitter with dominant citrus flavor, not overly complex. Palate: medium body, average carbonation, medium length finish. Overall: Its worth trying, not outstanding but fairly decent