hotstuff (5158) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Rated on 9-26-2010 (Bottle) This beer has a medium sized frothy ivory head when poured. The body is hazy with an orange hue with a golden tint. The carbonation is slow rising and this beer has a good amount of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, chocolate, citrus, grassy hops, sweet, and spicy. The taste is mildly sweet, caramel malt, citrus hops, spicy, and has a short semi-dry finish. The palate is lively and this beer is medium bodied. This beer has a lingering hoppy aftertaste, not overly hoppy tasting and has a nice warming sensation. It is worth trying and a beer I would drink again. merc7186 (3142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2013
A: Hazy Orangish/Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, Mild White Head, Mild Lacing
S: Malty, Mild Orange
T: Bread, Cinnamon, Mild Oranges
M: Mediocre Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet and Sticky
Overall, an average Winter Ale but definitely well past its prime.
jkwalking05 (4735) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Tasted in 2010 (backlog). Amber in color with a small off-white head. Aroma is of corn, malt, wet grass. Taste is of malt with a moderate hop bitterness. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2012
Reddish pour, off white head. simple nose of honey and some herbal/citrusy hops. Flavor shows the alcohol, some toffee notes, toasted grain, and hops. burg326 (5482) - Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2011
12 ounce bottle pours an amber color, aromas of malt, caramel, and hops. Flavors are hops and caramel.
pumpmaster (1393) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2011
12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $3.99/6-pack Good deal! Goodgrief (2028) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - APR 30, 2011
On tap at Blue Dog Pub, Lansdale, PA. Amber color, nice frothy head and good lacing. This is just as advertised, a hoppy amber ale with a lot of caramel and english like grainy malts. Hops were pine/resin and were there in good quantities. Some slight off flavors of buttery/diacetyl that wasn’t quite pleasant took a bunch a way from this. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2011
Reviewed from notes.
Pours a moderate brownish color with a white head with some pretty good staying power. The nose brings some light hopping as well as a bit of spice. Some caramel malt. The taste is caramel malt and bread overlaid with some light hop and spice notes. Feel is medium with good carbonation. Quite drinkable and a nice seasonal.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-28-2010 j12601 (11706) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2011
On tap at the Beechtree. Pours a clear ruby orange amber with a nice clean beige head. Sweet toast and malt on the nose. Crisp and malty with some sweet malt. Nice and sessionable, if not a little dull. Good spicyness and toast, with some spice bitterness on the finish. djaquay (138) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Beautiful dark honey pour, tan head, a little lace, sticky palate, medium hoppiness (not too challenging, but nice). Good stuff!