matthewgerke (66) - - SEP 7, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Crisper and lighter with a better hop profile than any other California common that I’ve had. Finally able to get my hands on a great example of the style without being on the West Coast.
solidfunk (2780) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 8, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not bad for style. The thing about steaming like this is the barley doesn’t come out so much. Pours yellowy orange with ok head and lacing. Some crisp finish. Tap at Brixton.
coolpop (1367) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Poured a slightly hazy pale amber. Light fruit, lightly spicy hops aroma. Crackers and light malt. Easy drinking.
Huhzubendah (2227) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Thunderburger in D.C.
The beer is mostly clear and golden hued with a soft white head. Malt, biscuits and some mild hoppiness in the aroma. Easy drinking and clean. Refreshing with a dry finish. Light in body with zesty carbonation. A decent beer. I enjoyed my pint.
jcos (1412) - Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location/Date:Draft at Comet Ping Pong, 11/22/2013.
Appearance: Pours orange.
Aroma: Aroma of light hop, hint of lager character
Taste: More balanced than I’ve had other California Commons, nice amount of hops for the style.
Summary: I was pleasantly surprised by this. Didn’t know what to expect. Would definitely have again.
gsmitty80 (1736) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2013
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Easy drinking but uninspiring. A good sessionable beer and should be a staple of their lineup but nothing amazing.
Bamsen78 (2285) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught @ Smoke and Barrel, Washington, D.C. Pours clear amber with small off-white head. Clear aroma of malt with fruity notes. Bitter, hoppy flavour with notes of malt and metal with fruity notes. Metaælic and slughtly fruity aftertaste. Could be better.
BeerandBlues2 (8986) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear gold with a medium, frothy white head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is Pils and cereal malt with earthy and minty hops. Flavor is medium hops and bitterness, sweet malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
thegreenrooster (3055) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is a clear amber with a average white head. Aroma is malty and sweet with something like gingerbread. Flavor is again malty but think with a roasted nut thing going on after the swallow. Ok beer and right on for the style.
TylerGreenDC (186) - - SEP 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at ChurchKey. Wonderful aroma of roasty caramel. Flavor starts with so much fizzy carbonation that it takes a moment to get to toasty malts, nuttiness and then a faint bittering of hops. Ends a smidge on the sticky side. Pleasant.
DCLawyer (1293) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft tasting. Clear amber with small white head. bread, malt, grass. Dank and a little messy.