rumproasts (5427) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2014 Uriel (146) - San Jose, California, USA - MAR 24, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is a little sweet, kind of citrusy; not quite like orange blossom. It didn’t have much head, and there’s not much aroma unless I’ve got my nose right in the glass looking for it. It’s a good smell, just not strong.
It’s orangey gold in color, with a touch of haze. Not much bubbling to be seen here, especially with the minimal head. No, I lie. There’s bubbles, but they’re tiny. :)
The initial flavor is kind of sour, turning quickly to a reasonably bitter hoppy flavor, ending with the kind of bite that I associate with darker roasted malts. This doesn’t taste like a very malty beer to me.
It’s pretty light, not at all sticky or thick. It pretty much slides right on down the throat and is gone. Given the tiny bubbles, it’s not too carbonated.
bottle. amber with small head. generic pale ale with medium malt body and solid hops. OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 30, 2013
A - Pours a cloudy burnt orange with 1.5 fingers of white head that sinks rapidly to form crop circles.
S - Lots of caramel malt, orange and grapefruit cascade hops.
T - Rich caramel malt that is full and has a candy sweetness to it. Hops start in quick and keep the malt in check by offer a clean citrusy middle to finish. Has some tartness on the back end.
M- Medium lush body.
Nothing fancy here. Just a great unfiltered APA with nice caramel malts and clean citrus hops to offer a refreshing and very satisfying beer.
Serving type: bottle
01-28-2011 Stevesie (336) - - MAR 24, 2013
Poured from bottle. Murky orange with a fair amount of dissipating head. Aroma had notes of fruit and bread. Nice kick and decent bitterness, but nothing spectacular. Drinkable, but fairly banal. Bricktop86 (858) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - APR 8, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2012 Copper color. The pine and caramel notes lingering about were quickly overridden by the bitterness, astringency and light metallic off-notes. Taxing.
Headbanger (3999) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2011 12oz bottle 12/10/11 (Jack’s Mountain Home)-44° in Lager Glass-Pours a slightly hazy orangish amber with a small white head. Aroma of hops, citrus, pine, and malt. Taste of the same with a bit more malt on the back end. This medium bodied brew is not bad. Goes down easy.
dwyerpg (6222) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Not quite the big hop aroma you’d expect. This is pretty good; quite dry in the finish. The best finish easily of all the choc beers I’ve had. and maybe the best one too. Atom (2483) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2011
12oz bottle pours a murky brown/amber with a huge khaki head. Aroma is faint fruits and caramel, hint of roasted malts. Taste has an initial acidic bitterness into some roasted malts and finishing with an astringent bitterness. Blah. beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - JUN 23, 2011
Bottle pours a hazy orange with a thin white head. Scent is hops and bread with a fruit note. Taste is toasted malts and lightly bitter. anders37 (26726) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma with hints of citrus. Fruity malty hoppy citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy finish with hints of caramel in the aftertaste. Terminus (3689) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 13, 2011
bottle-pours lightly hazy orange with a soapy white head. nose of oxidized hops and faint grainy notes. flavors show a decent beer here if it were in better condition. big cascade notes here and finishes pretty dry with some grapefruit notes even though there is oxidization. could be very good if fresh.