radarsock (1194) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 9, 2013
Had sampled at Ale House. Couldn’t bring myself to buy a full pour. I’m not sorry. I’d have to cough up $8 for this shit. Has the complexion of a clear amber; trim off-white ring. Peanut brittle, honey, agave syrup, and caramel detected on the nose and in the mouth. Too artificially sweet, without too many hops, and the hops that were in this thing tasted of onions and herbs. Obviously not the most balanced of flavors. Smells certainly smokier than it actually was. ben4321 (6510) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Location: 22 oz bottle from State Line, 1/29/13
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Aroma: The nose is hoppy and resiny, with caramel, toast, some earth, and some orange/grapefruit
Appearance: Pours an unclear dark reddish color with a beige head and some sticky lacework
Flavor: The taste is sweet and malty, with plenty of lasting hop bitterness on the finish
Palate: The body is medium-plus, it is sticky and chewy, a little astringent, with a dry finish
I thought this was a pretty solid one. The flavor doesn’t quite live up to the really nice promise of the nose, but it is still a good beer. This is the most interesting thing I’ve tried from Peak Organic.
Serving: bottle from Total Wine Sterling. It pours a deep red color with a dense, light tan head. Nice head retention. The nose is slightly resinous with some sweet malt notes. The flavor seems well balanced between the malt and hops. Caramel, pine, and slight citrus notes. Medium to full bodied with a medium finish. Fairly solid. BVery (10510) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bomber. Murky amber pour with a huge foamy beige head. Caramel malt and lots of hops - a little rough on the finish. Decent. Thisis12ptfont (1192) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Faint aromas of herbs, banana and hops. Deep crimson/amber in color with a moderately thin foam. Fairly bland flavors of melted caramel, candied sugar and some very sweet molasses. Overall, this seems a little unbalanced and overly sweet. I’m not too big a fan on this one. I’d give this a C- rating.
jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2012
22oz bottle-tight foamy lt tan-copper/amber. A-sweet resin/orange, caramel-med malt. Sweet resin/earthy hops, caramel-med malt. Carbonation not quite there. jimhilt (2610) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Pours a three finger cream head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Cloudy brown/red color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Earthy hop nose. Flavor is piney hops almost balanced with sweet malts, lingering bitter aftertaste. Higher ABV is hidden. $5.99 for a 22oz bottle from Market Basket Concord, NH. maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle. Pours a fairly dark brown with a moderate off-white head. Nose is very malty, with just a hint of caramel in there. Taste is a little bitter, but awfully malty. Just OK, IMHO. jtclockwork (16600) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle shared by John. Pours reddish amber with off white head. Nose of nectarine, pine/resin, caramel malt and sea salt. Taste is mostly caramel and resin/pine. Finishes slightly abrasive resin. Medium body. streve (105) - Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2012
22oz bottle. Pour is a big bold reddish color with 2 fingers of a thick foamy tan head. The aroma is malty and hoppy with pine and citrus notes. Mouth follows suit with a some caramel thrown in. This has a big bitter finish. I was hoping this would compare to Nugget Nectar...but its not that bad.