marcus (5640) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours orange brown with a nice beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a bread and toffee flavor with a dry. finish. Lots of carbonation.
Bartzilla (518) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I wasnít expecting this flavor profile, but I guess itís somewhat in tune with other Anchor beers. Itís a definitely unique flavor for a pale ale. Bitter. My first sip was not happy, but itís getting better as I work through the bottle. Looks nice in the cup and smells malty. Not the best beer in their arsenal. I havenít tried the other 4 in this series, so I canít compare. But, I tried it and, most likely, wonít again. Donít mistake this as me saying itís bad. Just not my style. Itís all good. I still love you, Anchor Brewing Company.
bhensonb (9867) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650 bottle (1 pt 6 oz) (7.2% ABV) from Bine and Vine. Pours beautiful orange/copper with a transient yellow/beige head. Lots of fruit for aroma - seems tropical/melon. Med body or better. Flavor is somewhat roasty malt with a lot of fruit. Iím sure citrus is in it, maybe pineapple, melon, tropical, light stone, and thereís a lot of spice that might be noble. It finishes well towards dry, and bitterness enfolds the tongue back edges. Quite a flavorful ale.
sitzds (141) - - NOV 24, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Beachwood BBQ poured into half size ale glass. Clear copper color with off-white head that leaves lacing all the way down. I was informed this brew uses an experimental hop that imparts a strawberry aroma/flavor. I put the hop aroma closer to melon. There is also some biscuit malt. Flavors include melon, red berry, caramel sweetness, light hop bitterness. Light bodied with thin texture, average carbonation, and an abrupt finish.
anders37 (14818) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ GABF 2013. Pours a golden color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty
jmgreenuk (2722) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is rich citrus fruit. The flavour is weak bitter with a big red- berry fruit liqourice slightly watery palate.