thetmaxx (723) - West Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from the bottle, colour is orange some lacing. Aroma is citrusy but really mellow flavour is bitter and citrusy, some spice. This whole beer while bitter was pretty mellow and forgettable but not terrible.
maltman53 (195) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is more in the English ESB style than in the West Coast IPA style. Pours darker-hue copper, suggesting roasted malts, not much of the piney, grapefruit hops associated with the West Coast style, finishes with nice searing hop bitterness. I think American River ought to position this beer as a West Coast version of an English ESB and they would do very well.
brokensail (9806) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ American River. Kind of a dark orange color...for an IPA at least. Floral hops, orange peel, and some pine hops on the nose. A bit of sweet bread/malt as well. Flavor is not terribly pungent, but some nice floral hops and orange notes. Bread, pine, and a bit of grass. Mild to moderate bitterness.
baraciisch (1487) - USA - JUL 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden orange... Minimal hop aroma... Flavor is entirely too malty for a triple IPA... Malts are prevalent, slight notes of citrus hops... More like a pale ale... Disappointing
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bhensonb (10153) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Capital Beerfest 2013. Pours hazy amber with a creamy beige head. Mild floral aroma. Med body. Flavor is light, light roasty malt with citrus/floral hop. Finishes dryish and flavorful.
DYCSoccer17 (3204) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
3 ounce sample at The Davis Beer Shoppe. The aroma is metallic and cheesy with some stale hop notes present. Not much else happening here. Pretty disappointing. Transparent golden body with a medium off-white head and good lacing and head retention. Starts with mild floral hoppy and herbal flavors. Malts are pretty shy in the middle. Finishes with metallic and herbal hops flavors that are decently bitter. Good, but not great.
Dodgrblu (537) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capitol Beer and Taproom, medium disappearing head, not much bitterness.
marcus (5848) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Davis Brewfest. Pours clear blonde with a nice beige head and a citrus aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor with mild hop bitterness.