puzzl (3264) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2005
Pour is a nice deep orange but lacks any sort of head. Aroma is basically non-existant: maybe a little hoppiness but not much else. Some bitterness and a shrug of malt balance comes through in the taste profile but it really is not exciting. Not great, but drinkable. maf21196 (1) - New York, USA - AUG 22, 2005 does not count
brown beer smells like caramel. Very refreshing. The finish is very dry. A little bit too hoppy. kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2005
Cask (GBBF): Bronze with a beige head. Subdued hop nose. Nice sweet malty start with a long dry citric fruit finish. Medium bodied, quite refreshing, and not over the top. Nice session beer. RichardGretton (4784) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2005
[email protected] 2005.Crockett (1127) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2005
Brown beer with a malty and caramel aroma and a slightly nutty and caramel flavour with a dry finish. Overall a reasonable beer.
Pours deep red/gold with a short tan head. Slight barnyard above a toasted cereal, leafy hop, and light sweet caramel. Flavours are clean and earthy. Very soft carbonation. Woody and medicinal bitters. Faint tart berries at the end. Good.
madsberg (11776) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2005
Draught @ GBBF 2005: Golden coloured. Hazy. Light brown head. Is a bit hoppy in the nose. Some vague sweetness. Flavour is herbal, light floral and has some chocolate notes. Fruity bitter in the end with a light nutty touch. A bit ordinary maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2005
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense GBBF 2005. This won best American cask ale at GBBF again - at the least the second time in three years, but for me it was very disappointing in its plainness. Amber coloured with a pleasant hop aroma but a bit of a compost heap rotting smell. The taste had some nice hop notes and a little caramel. All very unspectacular sadly. harrisoni (19318) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2005
Cask at GBBF
Dark amber, typical American IPA hop nose, sweetish fruit but a really good long lasting satisfying hop finish ABUSEDGOAT (2847) - California, USA - AUG 4, 2005
Pours a brownish orange body, slightly hazy. Aroma is a little bit fruity and spicy, but also slightly hoppy. That doesn’t really describe it very well though. Earthy or doughy might be better. Finishes fairly sweet with some hop bitterness that lingers. Flavor is much better than the relatively weak aroma. I can’t believe this is one of the best pale ales out there. mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2005
clear copper, off white head. aroma of leafy, earthy hops with mild resin and a whiff of barnyard. toasty malt and caramel flavours with mild orange and leafy pithy hop finish. nice