cgarvieuk (22981) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at home ... copper .. thin white head ... soft zezty floral hopnose ... sweet hops ... ligth floral hop nose ..juicy fruits ... zezty floral hop ...
jtclockwork (15757) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by jcwatts. Pours clear amber gold. Fluffy white head. Nose of pineapple, pale malt, pine and caramel. Taste of same, but some spicy herbal notes in taste. Also, bready malts dominate the malt profile. Piny resin finish. Medium body.
bhensonb (14745) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to bittermestupid for this bottle. Pours clear copper with a bubbly creamy white head. Aroma seems floral over pitted fruit over citrus over caramel. Med body. Flavor is a lot of hop over decent roast malt backbone. And then something strange kicks in and makes it seem really hoppy. Not NW hoppy, but hoppy. Finishes dry with a nice little bitter bitterness. Like pure dry bitter. Above average "APA".
Tmoney99 (14100) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with medium white fizzy head that mostly lasting with fair lacing. Moderate sour citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bitter flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable brew.
Earlier Rating: 9/20/2007 Total Score: 3.5
Draft sample at brewpub. Poured clear copper color with medium white fizzy head that diminished slowly with fair lacing. Moderate sour citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with a slick texture. Medium bitter flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable brew.
Drake (13257) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Whole Foods Marker - Dublin, OH. Pours a clear copper with a large creamy off-white head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of big earthy, floral hops and big toffee malts. The taste is toffeeish malts, resin and citrus hop notes. Well balanced. I’m really starting to dig these guys’ hoppy stuff.
bu11zeye (13011) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a clear golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of caramel, grass, orange, and grapefruit. Flavor of caramel malt, citrus, pine, grass, and toasted grain with a bitter finish.
Dogbrick (12466) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the brewpub: Barley’s has a beer with the same theme and name so I was intrigued to compare and contrast. Barley’s is an Imperial though, and either way this brew isn’t quite on the same level. The beer is clear amber with a thin light beige head. Spotty lacing. The aroma is floral hops and caramel. Medium-bodied with a fair amount of hops flavor, along with some sweet malt and spice underneath. The finish is hoppy and lingering. Decent but not great.
jcwattsrugger (12335) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle-shared @Small Tasting at my place-pours gold with a tight offwhite head. Aroma is mango/pineapple/pine, 2nd light/medium malt-bready/some caramel. Taste is resin/spice/herbal hops, 2nd medium malt-caramel.
Stuu666 (12204) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours copper, nose is floral, taste is quite fruity and bitter.
hopdog (12083) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle shared courtesy of TomDecapolis. Poured a medium and slighlty hazy golden color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, floral green hops, pine, caramel, and toasty. Tastes of floral, earhthy, toasted caramel, citrus, and some pine.