northropfrye (3515) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 13, 2011
On tap at Town Hall. Reddish colour. Hoppy aroma and flavour, with a touch of sweet caramel or dark chocolate. Nice. DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2011
Had this at the brewery before my flight back home. Poured into a pint glass. Review from notes.
4.5 A: Clear amber brown color. One finger of creamy off-white head with great retention and plenty of lacing. Quite a looker.
3.5 S: Mixture of herbal hoppiness, caramel and toasty maltiness, and fresh mountain spring water.
3.0 T: Mixture of bitterness, herbal hoppiness, and strange caramel maltiness. The flavors just don’t mix well. Can’t really explain why. This was my 4th pint in about two hours, so my palate and soberness were a bit in question.
4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy and smooth. Good, but nothing standout.
3.5 D: This is a hoppy amber ale without a true direction. Not bad and worth a try, but that’s about it.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 11-07-2010 20:39:13 JaBier (7871) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Sample at Town Hall on 10/29/10. Clear red pour with a thick off-white head. Malt and caramel nose with some grassy hops. Caramel malt flavor with a grassy hop finish. mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2010
On tap. Deep copper in color with a small white head. Aroma is caramel with floral and citrus hops present. Taste is citrus and caramel with a slightly bitter finish. This reminds of the terrapin big hoppy monster i had. kbutler1 (1381) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 27, 2010
Draft. Poured into a pint glass. Reddish clear color wih a fluffy slightly off white head. Head laces as it recedes. Roasty malt aroma with fairly subtle citrus rind notes. Medium mouthfeel with good carbonation. Slightly sweet up front that then transitions to a nice citrus rind bitterness followed by the roasty caramel and chocolate notes. Lingering bitterness from the roast.