herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 27, 2004
Light copper colored brew with a quickly diminishing head. Caramel nose and medium bodied. This is a pretty malty brew with not a lot of hop presence. Still very good. JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 25, 2004
clear amber, caramel nose and palate, much more than a typical "amber ale". It’s almost like a "light" barleywine hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2004
On tap. Poured a medium orange with an averaged sized head. Aromas of caramel, spices and hops. Light bitter aftertaste (I expected more of a bitter bite with the name). desurfer (1302) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2004
Deep amber body with a small, foamy tan head. Aroma of spicy hops and a mild soapiness. Flavor begins with a solid, sweet caramely malt and kicks in with a bitter, flowery finish. Tasty! YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2004
Amber with beige head. Citrusy, hoppy aroma. Light to medium bodied with a slightly watery texture. Good carbonation. Flavor was sweet and tart with that grapefruit edge. Clean, crisp, and refreshing. Good drink.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 5, 2004
Copper amber with a big medium lasting tan head. The nose is light grapefruity hops and a thin taste of copper hops. The body is thin. Pretty good, but it just didnt do it for me. jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2004 Bottle. Orangish color with a nice head. Floral and slightly fruity aroma. Hoppy flavor with a hint of sweet fruit (strawberry, perhaps?) that nicely balances the bitterness. Definitely worth a try. Indra (2710) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - JUN 25, 2004
Plenty of biscuity, caramel malt in the aroma, with lighter, fruity hop notes of spice, flowers and pine. Light-medium orange-amber color, clear, with a lasting and creamy head. Flavor is sweet and lightly tangy to start, some bitterness appears at the midpoint and a pleasant balance develops thenceforth. Not complex, in fact gives a rather simplistic impression, but the choice and skill in blending its elements is evident. Body is medium, palate is typically effervescent and fairly light as befits the style. It’s not difficult to see why this is rated as highly as it currently is. Eminently drinkable. Thanks, Jeff! 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2004
Bottle pours a semi-translucent firey orange, 2 fingered off-white frothy head, nice lacing, with subtle carbonation. Malts and grass dominate the nose, with whisps of hops and toasted grains. Forwardly charred wood, margarine, and hops. Maltiness kicks in at the middle and progresses through to the finish. Decent body and mouthfeel, but the start of the beer wasn’t to my liking. Finishes fine tho, even with a hint of caramel. Thanks goes out to jeffc666 for the trade! BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 15, 2004
Bottle: Clear amber hue with fizzy head and very good lace. The aroma has notes of a nice fresh hop, grapefruit and pineapple, toasty malt as well. The taste starts with a crisp hop twang and a buttery sweet smooth malt undertone. It is a bit earthy too. Darn good and this beer works on all fronts. Thanks Jeff for the couple samples.