BMan1113VR (7691) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours with a clear golden orange hued body with a lasting, tight off-white head. Aromas are bready, biscuity, grassy, orange, marmalade, mineral, nice earthy and floral hop character. Medium ester, good balance. Flavors are grainy, bready, estery, marmalade, medium low, but balanced bitterness. Medium carbonation, decently dry and a bit minerally in the finish.
arminjewell (5148) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark orange-red pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, slight cherry, red fruits in there, lots of spice notes and grainy grass notes. Taste is a mix of dark toffee, caramel, slight red and dark fruits, slight spice notes, hints of earth, grass, touch of yeasty notes as well, finishing bitter, slightly sweet.
GT2 (7034) - Riverslime, California, USA - OCT 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Beachwood Long Beach. Clear, deep orange amber. Wispy lacing. Nose is sweet cherry. Taste is bitter, red apple skins, honey, quite sharply red apple skin bitter/tannic. A bit metallic, sharp penny. Mild butter slickness. More tannic red apple piling on.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this on tap at Beachwood in Long Beach. I really enjoyed this beer. The caramel maltiness plays well with the hop flavors and, all in all, I think this is very well crafted.
beersearcher (2165) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a good mix of California and Britain. You get a nice hit of hops but the caramel and toasty sort of malts play right along and take over for a bit. A bit creamy. Would be interesting to have on nitro.
brokensail (9147) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light amber color with an off-white head. Slight nuttiness along with the toast and bread malt aromas. An earthy and floral hop profile, fairly leafy. A touch of yeast in there, too. The flavor is nice and sweet. Good bread and toast malt notes, some nutty malts, and mild bitterness. Some floral hop notes with a touch of earth. Quite good.