brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - OCT 11, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at brewery. Interesting beer, raspberry/purplish in color with faint purple head. Taste is very sour, was expecting a frutier flavor, not a big fan.
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 18, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft, Purple beer with a tiny head. Sweet blackberry aroma. Blackberry, slight tart flavor with some earth. Needs more tartness. Lingering blackberry. Medium body. Not nearly as good as even LIndemannís - no where near as tart (but it also doesnít have the sweetness of LIndemannís). Itís the only beer I didnít bother to finish on a recent trip to San Diego.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 20, 2007
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at ballast pointís anniv party
no head on the pour. almost like a blackberry soda
not very blackberry, not very sour. for me, it needed to be torqued up a bit. it was light
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 22, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark red beer with fully covered pink tinted froth. Aroma of cherry cake frosting and candied pineapple and cherries. Flavors tended to be more fruity than sour to the point of being fairly candy-like, with pineapple and cherry dominating. Its nice though as its a clean fruity ale with an added bonus of having a fun sour background. Itís not fairly complex by any means and the body is on the thin side...but its a fun beer and even better, its rather spritzy.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUL 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2009 On tap@ OíBrienís: Deep purple color with a small creamy lavender head. Light sour berry aroma. Flavor starts tangy tart followed by a taste of blackberry and a light dry bitterness in the finish. Light body is watery with lively carbonation.
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Carroll Canyon location. Pours magenta with a pink head. Smells of tart raspberries. Tastes surprisingly malty along with the obvious tart but semi-sweet raspberry flavors. Medium body, semi-dry on the palate, vibrant carbonation.
bsierra (213) - Vista, California, USA - MAY 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Hamiltonís Tavern. Pours a deep dark red hue. The nose is of course really berry infused with the sour notes popping through. The taste is a bit tart but not overly sour as I had expected. Loads of dark berries throughout with no trace of any hops whatsoever. All and all, it wasnít bad but not my favorite in the sour beer arena.
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - APR 25, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Didnít like this. Tasted like wine when I had it. Some sourness, very dry. Could not detect blackberries but for wine flavors, I guess.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 21, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Dark pink-red with a small pink head. Raspberry aroma, distinct citric tartness. Heavy raspberry flavor, mouth watering tartness. Subdued tartness fleshes out the fruit flavor. Residual fruit and pucker in the finish. Mouthfeel is light, rather dry.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
3rd tasting @ the Stone Sour Fest 2008. Pours a clear dark pink/ red with a small off purple head. Tons of tart raspberries and blackberries on the nose. Some wood and slightly sweet berry fruits on the palate.