doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On-tap at HomeBrew Mart. Pours hazy brown with a big, fluffy, offwhite head, sheet lace. Smells very sweet, almost fruity malty, somewhat sour. Tastes malty and sweet with a big, earthy, somewhat spicy character. I canít pinpoint the spices, almost peppery. Medium body, good carbonation.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - APR 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at HBM. Roasty. Brown color. Huge head. Very dry. Not my thing.
Caytinator (994) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint on tap. Cloudy bastard, brown delta, no lacing, small head fades off to a collar, wow thereís some unexplained sediment in it, tasterís crystals. Rye bread taste, definitely bitter middle and aftertaste, but rounded taste overall with just a tad bit if fizzines, which isnít unexpected in the rye.
Beerenberger (1551) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ the Domain. The nose is bready with suggestions of chocolate. Pours a cloudy brown with ruby highlights and a mostly diminishing off- white head. The taste is follows the nose - touches of rye spice, toasted malt, and chocolate notes. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, a nice example of a brown ale.
GarrettB (1147) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
June 1st, 2013 - My notes here are curt, so my review will be too. But the attached photograph tells an interesting beer, with a deep, mahogany brown body, translucent except on top, where a mottled, foamy, frothy head looks like itís roiling itself almost out of the glass. The aroma is mostly hoppy and twangy, with grapefruit and fresh rye bread, and the flavor is dominated by the rye again, light and grainy, like a fresh and bouncing loaf with its heavier, molasses sweet flavor.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the old grove location, a very nice surprise. Dark brown with an off white head. Mild aroma and flavor, could taste the rye big time, very smooth, pretty decent.
JohnnyJ (4732) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at the Home Brew Mart location. Clear, dark amber pour, medium sized off-white head. Lots of rye malts, sweetness, bread, and light hops. Slight amounts of coriander are hard to notice. Decent.
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Old Grove location. Copper red pour with tan head. Nose sharp malt and rye(presumably thatís what it smells like). Taste big rich medium fruit and roasty chocolate malt. OK.
cmc619 (468) - California, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Ballast Point tasting room (Old Grove). Deep brown pour. Malt, earth, delicious balance in aroma and flavor. Dirt in a glass--so earthy. Good palate, muted hops. Nice session offering.
GT2 (9102) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Urban Solace in San Diego. Pours a clear amber. Thicker tan foam. Stickier lace. Nose is moderate cherry dessert. Taste is typical ballast Point vegetal oddities at the beginning moving to sweet dark cherry dessert. Silkier palate than expected from the rye. Great palate. Malt forward but not really sweet. Appearance is dull. Nose muted.
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