dalekliz (882) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery for RBSG 08. Pours a brown-amber with a small, tan head. Sweet aroma, of hops and malt. Taste is a nice combination of sharp, burnt malt and bitter hops. Lingering bitterness. Tasty amber ale.
illidurit (2172) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Golden amber color with a thick tan head that leaves substantial lacing. Citrus hops dripping with caramel compose the aroma. Flavor is much the same, with candied orange hops and a toasty caramel maltiness. Perhaps not enough bitterness to counter the sweetness. Full flavored and smooth, a little dirty on the palate, but very drinkable.
yespr (32032) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap at San Clemente. Pours deep golden orange with a lacing white head. Solid hoppy and light wooden aroma. Flavour dry and breadish yet with a nice hoppy flavour on top. Dense malty finish with a lingering hoppy spiced finish with a nice dry bitterness into the far finish.
Stuntgibbon (2) - , California, USA - AUG 4, 2008 does not count
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A subdued, lightly foamy head atop a classic looking amber/brown pour. A touch more citrus or even a tiny bit more sour than your average amber beer.
Aroma isn’t very strong, but does smell good when you get close to it. A very smooth and flavorful amber, without quite as much as malty sweetness as others in the category. Not too sweet, not too bitter. A fine balance. Highly recommended amber, and another fine ale from Ballast Point.
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours amber in color with full foamy tan head. Aroma citrus hops and light malt. Taste is bitter, grapefruit and citrus hops with bitter finish.
BiddleBrau (962) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a brown/amber with dense tan head. Aroma is citrus and of pine hops with slight malt presence. Hop flavor is less citrus and more ‘piney’ and more bitter than I was expecting. Malt profile is there supporting the bitterness and helps temper a lingering aftertaste. Well balanced and complex for an American Amber. Nice job to Jack and the boys at Home Brew Mart.
aleyin (14) - Murrieta, California, USA - JUL 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle. Not a real pronounced aroma, Amber with creamy colored head. Good malt/hops balance. Citrus, caramel with a light to medium hoppy bitterness rebound that reminds a bit of IPA’s. My first Ballast Point taste. They’ve quite a rep and I want to discover why.
Palidor19 (2998) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not much to talk about, medium malts with some concentration of hops. it gives of a off flavor vibe.
nick76 (4258) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma is piny with citrus and caramel. The appearance is amber with a large tan head. The flavor is astringent and malty with plenty of hops. The palate is thin. Overall it’s average.
mkobes (2141) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2008 22 oz. Clear copper amber in color with a nice off white fluffy head that left a nice lacing on the glass. Hoppy citrusy malty aroma. Caramel notes. Piney earthy, grassy hops. Malty caramel floral hoppy flavor. Full bodied. Finish is bitter. Sweet tasting. Very drinkable.