Strykzone (7797) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2010
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. Ughsmash (7502) - 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 (7501) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 23, 2012
Can 473 ml Iphonephan (7475) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2012
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.
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. JStax (7307) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2011
Poured into a footed pilsner glass. Appearance is a dark hazy copper with a thick, velvety head of khaki foam. Aroma is a musty pine with a sweet grapefruit wafting in toward the end of the whiff. Slight malty backbone in there too. Taste is lightly bitter. The malt really dominates in this beer. It is super hoppy for an ESB, but this beer wouldn’t necessarily overpower anybody. Smooth, creamy, velvety mouthfeel. Light carbonation on the tongue. This is a good beer.
wlajwl (7209) - 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. AmEricanbrew (7080) - 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. 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 kramer (6991) - 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. RobertDale (6983) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Sample at KC Beerfest 10-22. Comes clear amber with a nice white head. Aroma of malt, citrus and hops. Taste is floral hops, sweet malt and caramel. Decent bitterness.