bhensonb (10807) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Hi-Time Cellars. Pours copper amber with a slight off-white head. Aroma is malty with a slight fruit note. Med minus body. Flavor is roasty malt with very little hop. Yet it comes across fairly dry. Seems to develop bitter in the finish. Better than many ambers.
monk191 (806) - California, USA - APR 20, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A peculiar red. Pours a nice amber color with a tan head. Smells a little fruity. Taste is strange, like a weird hop aftertaste. Lingers. Had at tap at the Bay Area Craft Beer Festival
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marcus (6364) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Claim Jumper, Roseville. Pours reddish brown with a modest beige head and a tart toffee aroma. There is a medium-bodied smoked malt flavor with a raspy finish.
Barreras (948) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - AUG 29, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a deep amber brown color. Aroma of slight sweet caramel. Taste of mild sweetness, a little watered down though. Overall a refreshing beer that was fine to try but not a beer I’d go out of my way to drink.
GT2 (8283) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 9, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Claim Jumper. Listed as CJ Original Red Ale, which is a made up fairy tale name. I’m assuming it is this one since the first thing I noticed when this was brought out was that it was clearly amber and not red. Poured clear amber with a thin, off-white head and little lace. Weak floral hop aroma. Taste is tinny, metallic, watery, grainy, residual crystal malt sugars. Meh.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 24, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ in Torrance, CA as their house amber: Pours a copper color, nice head and lacing. Caramel nose with a light brush of apple and earthy spicy hops. The flavor is chewy and hoppy with a nice floral finish and a lingering caramel note. Nothing marvelous but it makes for a good house beer.
riversideAK (5591) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 17, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Like every Bayhawk beer I have had, it has an aroma of butterscotch. It makes you think that it could be possibly be diacetyl. Perhaps the brewer does this on purpose. The appearance is a copper red that it clear with a foamy head. It tastes like caramel malt with a little hop crispness. It is between light and medium bodied and can be used in session drinking. A very average, albeit drinkable ale.
nobcity (6) - Apple Valley, California, USA - FEB 9, 2007 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Tommy Bahama Cafe in Corona Del Mar. Drinkable amber, dry, smooth flavor. The waiter said that Frank Zappa’s brother is the distributor and has 6 taps in his office......The pineapple cheescake was the best part of the meal.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JAN 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on draft lucilles...tapped as their house amber ale. copper clear color thin tan head. nose of cascade hops and crystal malt. nicely balanced mod body. slightly thin but crisp and easy to drink. good everyday beer.
Braudog (5597) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had this as a Lucille’s BBQ house beer ... True amber with metallic flavors. Good citric bite with a solid malt base. Thin, but not too bad a beer.