BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the source. Pours with a pretty clear amber-copper hued body with a just off-white head. Aromas are bready, caramel, grainy, light esters. Flavors are thin, a bit sharp, fruity esters, berries, some caramel. Lightly spicy. Lively bubbles, thin, and dry with a neutral balance.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at the 6th annual Richmond Industry Gathering, 11/27/11. Pours a clear copper color with a medium sized creamy head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of toffee, earthy hops and an herbal note. The taste is toffe and bitter hops. Medium bodied.
obguthr (3311) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Buttery caramel aroma, ringed with cherries and vanilla hints. Clear copper, thin yellow head. Rich caramel flavor, palatably buttery. Less fruity on the palate which is nice. Needs better QC. Rich, yet quaffable.
ChazMania (640) - Pasadena, California, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poured into Stone IPA glass- malt and molasses on the nose, lightly carbonated reddish-brown. Good full body texture, roasted malt flavors yet really clean- very enjoyable and well made beer.
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish pour. Lots of caramel and spicy hop notes. Sweetish, malty, hoppy flavors.
regspeir (196) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle (courtesy of Hamilton23) poured an dark amber with a small off-white head which dissipated into a coating. There was little lacing. The nose was dark fruit, caramel and roasted malt.
The taste is fairly sweet - brown sugar and caramel, tempered by rye and with a bready taste.
The mouthfeel is thin with medium carbonation. While this is a fine stab at the style, with so many great beers from this brewer, this one missed for me. Not a bad brew at all, this just isnít a noteworthy offering.
Terminus (3041) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at the brewpub-pours dark orange amber with a small soapy white head. nose of earthy hops and carmel sweetness. the carmel malt almost gives this beer a medicinal note on the initial flavors but followed with alot of earthy/leafy hops and toasted grains. big toasted finish with notes of bread and cookie. pleasant body with a slick mouthfeal. A very solid sample of this style!
HopMasterFlex (108) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer pours a nice reddish brown with a 1 finger head that fades quickly. Smells are caramel and orange peel. The taste is sweet malts and kind of bland. One of my least favorite of the 8 i had from alpine.
JohnnyJ (3892) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Alpine brewpub. Clear red amber pour, with off-white head. Caramel malts, light sweetness, fruit, light bread, and light hops. I thought it was pretty good for a kind of shitty style.
Lagunitasfan (1309) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Hamiltonís in San Diego. Shared with my brother and his brother in law. Sweet malty and light hops. Just OK.