Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Pint can. Poured clear, lovely reddish-orange with a tall, well-retained beige head. The aroma picked up grassy and herbal hops over mostly biscuity malt.. deeper peppery orange notes.. not greatly exciting, but it seemed well-balanced. The flavor was more bitter than the nose suggested, with orange zest and herbal notes leading.. again a biscuity core with a pinch of honey.. finished with a lot of residual, mostly orangey bitterness, peppery alcohol, and a hint of cardboard. Medium-bodied with rolling carbonation across the middle of the palate.. a bit too spicy and bitter, losing some balance.. overall an OK drinker. Radek Kliber (7368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 23, 2012
Can 473 ml Strykzone (7364) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2010
Aroma: front : creamy wrap with pleasant hop approach. Slight citrus, bit of black pepper, vanilla , refined alcohol. Good solid blend. 7+
Appearance: hazed amber with medium white fine top. Nice lace provided.
Palate / Taste: medium bodied. Herbal with black tea notes, some arrange leaf, hint of dry alcohol. Dry at edges. Refreshing.
Tangerine color with a nice tan head. In a 16 oz. can. I found this to be well balanced, if a bit to the malty side. Nice fruit, a nice varied hop profile, and that sweet malt. It makes for a very nice beer. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2011
GLBN IPA Challenge 2011, sample. copper colored pour, notes of tea, british hops, light tabacco, sweet toffee maltiness, orange marmalade. Decent ESB, Average IPA Iphonephan (6989) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Poured from a 16 oz can shared at home. Pours a cloudy amber with a thick beige head. Tangerine in the nose. Citrus and pineapple notes with a crisp bitter finish.
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 12, 2010
Can. Clear dark amber color/ beige head. Nice caramel malt powder, sweet spicy aromas with some floral hops. medium bodied with a rich, smooth mouthfeel. Malty sweet caramel flavors with a spicy bitterness to balance- easy drinking. wlajwl (6816) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Aroma is a mix of caramel malts and yeast/citrus hops. The flavor is mildly sweet malts, yeast, citrus and a bitter but not too dry finish. Interesting, a very balanced but not too sweet IPA. Braudog (6719) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2011
Can. The gargantuan head of foam is clearly the predominant characteristic of this pour, burying a burnt-orange beer. A bountiful aroma escapes thru the foam, rich with malt and notes of pine. The flavors are worthy of a roaring campfire, overflowing with bark, pinecone, resin, and light bitterness. (#4123/5/27/2011) kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2011
16 oz can. Pours a clear dark copper body with a nice frothy one inch beige head that had decent retention. The nose is about half right, the hops are fairly decent: English, leafy, pretty fresh. The malt is a bit off though, it’s too sweet, too heavily dependent on crystal malt. Not very ESB like at all. The flavor is much the same. The hops fit the bill pretty well, but when it comes to the malt it’s just a little too Americanized. Medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. The iced tea/ brown sugar like sweetness lingers a bit too long, outlasting the hops by far. It wasn’t a real chore to drink a whole can of this, but not something I’d buy again. Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2011
This poured a dark orange color with an off white head. Aroma was of fruity citrusy hops and toasted malts. Flavor was bright bold citrus, alot more hoppy than i was expecting with a decent biscuty malt backbone. Quality stuff.