bhensonb (12595) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours dark coppery red with a beige head. Aroma of citrus/touch of pine/sweetish malt. Med + body. Flavor is earthy, citrus, pine, malt (slightly roasty with chocolate hint). Finish - hint of coffee?, citrus, earthy; drier than not; definite hop bitter.
brokensail (13673) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Altamont Beer Works. Clear amber pour with an off-white head. Kind of a grassy and candy apple nose. Some berry, pine, garlic, and a lot of herbs. Pretty toasty, too. Not bad... Flavor is a good mix of bitterness and sweet malt. A lot of woody, herbs, and piney hops to it. Kind of on the toasty side. A little bit burnt as well. Okay sweetness of caramel and toasted bread.
rayOfBeer (673) - El Cerrito, California, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap: cloudy caramel brown with thin white head. Aroma is pine resin and citrus hoppy. Flavor has a light punch of bitter grapefruit followed by a mild caramel and honey sweetness. Palate seems light with a malty feel and carries a lot of flavor. Easy drinking with nice flavors, not bad just not great.
Dfonorow (1731) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at SF Beer Week Opening Gala. Pour is red/brown with a small white head. Aroma and flavor are both of hop freshness, caramel, and pine. A bit watery.
pinkzambia (1694) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 2, 2014
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @ The Doolittle - Castro Valley: Clear red gold with an aroma that’s more pleasant than the thin, watery taste. This is supposed to be a "Red IPA" and it’s a bad example. The body is weak and the flavors are lacking. Kind of like hoppy water.
Getbetter (976) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a tap at the brewery.The pour is a brown red with a white head.Theres a hop aroma with a slight malt taste with a citrus hop acidic taste.
VastActiv (4002) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Beer Revolution, Oakland. Colour murky brown with small white head. Aromasand flavours: Chocolate, some sweetness, fruits and malts.
marcus (7674) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Olde Depot. Pours reddish brown with a modest off-white head and a chocolate aroma. There is a medium-bodied dark malt flavor with a vegetable finish.
oRos (1387) - sacramento, California, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The old depot. Pours reddish brown with a white head. Taste was amber malt and slight rye? Pepper burn
beertholomeus (1242) - California, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours from a growler an amber color with off white head. Hop, caramel, toffee and malty aromas. Hop, caramel and malt flavors with a bitter malty finish.