SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Sampled at the 7th Annual Parkville Microbrew Festival on April 24th, 2010. Pours amber with a white head. This seems more like an IPA than an ESB. This is very drinkable with a good hop profile. I heard that this is replacing the Wheat as a rotating seasonal. unclemike (3170) - Junction City Kansas, Kansas, USA - AUG 7, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2010 Clear deep amber ale with a small, fizzy, off-white head. Malty, phenolic aroma and flavor. Medicinal with notes of bandage and toffee. Peppery hops. Medium-bodied with intermediate carbonation. Mildly sweet, medicinal finish heemer77 (5360) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - AUG 8, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2011 New rating, about the same even though the can sat around a while. There were a few chunks, but nothing bothersome. Medium copper colored body with a very light khaki head. The nose is caramel with some notes of bread and peanuts. There is also some black tea. The taste is largely black tea and toffee. The finish is raw potato skins. Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2010
Fresh 16 oz. can. Pours lightly hazy, with a deep reddish-amber color, the body supports a small, fading head of beige tinted froth. Settling as a bubbly blanket, the head leaves tattered ribbons of sticky lacing etched onto the glassware. The nose is heavy on toasted biscuit and caramel, suggesting also baked bread crust and a slight hint of nuttiness. Hops are prominent and citrusy-herbal, showing notes of orange rind and tea leaves. Flavors are similarly balanced, again based in caramelized biscuit and toasted malt. Hop bitterness is well above average for an ESB, giving notes of orange pith and grapefruit. Smooth, creamy, and lightly carbonated, the palate shows ample, malty substance, but seems weighty with sugars. Overall, it’s a decent ESB-IPA hybrid, but it’s not really my style. oldgrumpy (106) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2011
By taste, hard to tell if it an IPA or an ESB. Not a great example of either. Drinkabe but nothing great going on here. There is a lingering bitterness which I do not like. Hard to define what is going on with this one. Are there any real good beers from west of the big river to the big mountains?
SudsMcDuff (8468) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Pours a deep tan .. medium foam, light spots of lacing .. . the car is dead, so i can’t close the windows .. . light earthy hops, caramel and biscuit .. . pretty easy to put down, i just really would have loved a can that was a touch greener .. . There’s a spoon stuck to your elbow. Do you even know that? kassner (1686) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2011
On tap at galaxy Hut, Very slightly cloudy copper, little head but nice lacin. Wet mop but nice hops and weakmon malts. RobertDale (6762) - 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. DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2012
This one has some issues that come out in the end. Specifically a distinct butterscotch flavor. Other than that, its ok. mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2012
A little bigger than their IPA in every regard. A little darker, a little cloudier, a little stronger, a few more off flavors - smokey phenolics in addition to the butterscotch diacetyl. Still missing the hop aroma. In spite of this, it’s not a bad beer. Some nice grapefruit and sweet malt flavors, dry bitter finish. Very one-dimensional. I’d drink it again, if someone else is buying.