SudsMcDuff (8429) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2009
Pours a murky dark tan mud colour .. . Has a pretty big head, lacing is slap me five brotha good, A-.. . holy crap, i smell fresh sweet maple hops and light pine sap .. . and whats with whoppi goldberg shaving her eyebrows? .. oh no, not math!!! ,get a job super bimbo!! . pretty good mouthfeel, simple drinking, not overly complex but the nicest easiest drinking brew of the entire Tommyknocker line... you booby trapped! ... . I had serious doubts, especially after i got home and found it expired in Nov’08, but i am happy i bought this... i remember being a baby and strolling around, do babies collect firetrucks? nimbleprop (8382) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 24, 2006
Poured a opaque orangey amber from the bottle with a small amount of white head. Mild citrus and hop aroma with just a hint of malt. Initial flavor is sugary and malty and the bitterness of the hops come in at the very end on the tongue. Heavy mouth feel and slightly oily on the tongue. Again, a refreshing beer from Tommyknocker. radagast83 (8072) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2007
Bottle. Color is a dark golden color. Aroma is malty, with fruits and caramels. Flavor is okay, though I didn’t really think it was in any way wonderful. Malts power the flavor, with small hits to hops. Was better as it warmed. PorterPounder (7970) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2006
Market Square Liquors, Tallahassee, Fl. - 12 oz bottle. Light copper pour, thickish, creamy off-white head that leaves a good coating of lacing. Patented pale ale aroma - slightly floral - kinda fruity - hint of pine, somewhat fresh - decent - more English than American definitely. Flavor has some subtle caramel hints, a bit of white grapes and some toffee. Mouthfeel is thick enough. Pleasantly surprised. FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2008
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy bronze color with a small orange-white head. The aroma was lightly sweet and fruity. The flavor was bitter, tangy, sour and had light fruity and floral hops and a touch a nut. Unremarkable.
Ernest (7696) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2002
Standard draught. Body is medium amber. Aroma is lightly malty (cookie), moderately hoppy (resin), moderately yeasty (sweat). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, heavily bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Didn’t care too much for the yeasty/resinous aroma, but the flavor balance was terrific.
Radek Kliber (7363) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 28, 2009
Rating: 4 3 8 3 12 = 3.0
Cask-conditioned draught. Body is medium amber. Aroma is moderately malty (cookie), moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs), with notes of bubble gum, peach, apricot, and honey. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Finish is moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Light body, watery texture, soft carbonation.
Rating: 8 3 5 2 13 = 3.1
Odd results...loved the cask version’s aroma, didn’t like acidity...loved the standard version’s flavor profile, but didn’t like the aroma. Arrrgh. Averaged the score here, which was easy considering the net score was nearly identical.
Bottle 355 ml Strykzone (7362) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2006
Appearance: light amber in look , medium plus white foamy top. Mid lace created. 4-.
Nose: soft aromatic hop feel , hint of hibiscus , rose with raspberry.6+
Flavor/Palate : Medium bodied. Biscuit , herbal ,rose tea with berry feel. Not as refreshing as some pale ales go. Slightly different than most. 12-/20
Plenty of hops with a mix of citrus makes for a nice nose. Some pine can also be found. This brew by Tommyknocker is a nice looking tea color with almost no foam. There is a hint of lacing, but just a hint. First taste is certainly hops with a small amount of tartness. There is equal part bitterness with the tartness. Neither overpower and a nice balance is found. This is often attempted but rarely successfully so. At the bottom of the glass some malts popped up.
Very smooth beer with a nice personality. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 20, 2006
Pours a slightly hazy copper orange with a nicely-lacing frothy white head. Aroma of earthy, grainy caramel malt and subtly floral grapefruity hops. Body starts with a full, earthy sweet caramel flavor with a touch of English hoppy bitterness and citrus notes before a full-bodied bittersweet finish. Has nice English malty character and balance, but I expect an English Pale Ale to be a little thinner and easier to drink. HogTownHarry (6925) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2007 Bottle (12oz). Hazy amber-orange, small creamy-fizzy diminishing white head (3-). Sweetgrass and herbal hops, very light toast malt - not much there. Soapy malt tastes with stale weedy bitterness - the bitterness increases and emerges as sharp UK-style hops with a light apricot fruit accompaniment. Light body, incredibly astringent - like strong black tea, bitter teeth-coating aftertaste. Not too bad.