bhensonb (10692) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle indicates from Irvine venue. So bomber from CraftShack. Pours light amber with a white head. Aroma is earthy, touch of caramel, hint of citrus. Full bodied, or nearly. Flavor is very earthy, supported by a decent amount of malt, but the hops is the whole thing here. Iím getting hop burn. Quite sure itís not an alcohol burn, cause my gullet isnít complaining. This is as clean as an earthy ale can get. Really messes with my mouth. Likiní this a whole lot.
Blairgus (2538) - California, USA - JUN 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
27 June 2014, bottle. Light gold, clear, no bubbles. Nose is sweet granola malt, light grassy malt. Med body and mildly fizzy. Bitter grassy hops, slightly sweet malt. some odd off flavors. Might be cardboard.
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greenhorn1 (801) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. States 9.2 ABV, which I think is well hidden. Pours cloudy copper. Fruity, with pine and floral notes in aroma and taste. Strong malt backbone. I was expecting a more strong bitterness in the finish and the beer was flat. If the carbonation was lively I would have rated this higher.
brokensail (10527) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright orange colored pour with an off-white head. Starts off with some sweet malt and fruit aromas. Plenty of orange, grapefruit rind, and tangerine. Mild tropical, some floral, and light pine. Plenty of citrus qualities on the palate, too. A little bit of tropical fruit, mostly pineapple, some pine bitterness, and a hint of alcohol.