Aquilo (488) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy honey-caramel color with a thin head. Very nice and complex aroma of honey, flowers, peaches and grapefruit. Flavor is nice and tart, with a hint of sweetness. Silky mouthfeel, burbs tad sticky.
fiver29 (1025) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Jackie O’s. Pours murky rose red color with white head. Aroma is acidic, tart, fruity, and funky. Lively carbonated. Flavors are upfront very fruity, tart, but not overly tart, and finishes with a touch of brett. Real nice and glad I got to try it.
JaBier (3729) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample during Jackie O’s BBDA and Oil of Aphrodite Release and Barrel aged Beer Festival on 9/11/10. Clear copper pour with a medium off-white head. Tart cherry nose with vinegar notes. Crazy sour nose, which is not what I expected out of Bear Republic. Flavor is sour vinegar with some cherries and the bitter hop finish that we all know and love from the regular version of Crazy Ivan. Very nicely done.
Dogbrick (6041) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2010 Sample at Jackie O’s BBDA and Oil of Aphrodite Release and Barrel aged Beer Festival on 9/11/10. This brew is a copper-brown color with a medium beige head that recedes steadily. Thin rings of lacing. Aroma of sour fruit, yeast and oak. Medium body with flavors of tart fruit, yeast, oak and malt. The finish is a little funky with a sour fruity aftertaste. Good beer all around.
popery (1119) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
5th Annual Bistro BA Festival. Very earthy. Dry with a woody bitterness. Sour/vinegar aroma - fairly acetic. Not much hops left besides a pleasant lemony quality. Good mild caramel. Dark amber, transparent, with a small white head.
bhensonb (8995) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Bistro BA festival. Pours slightly ruddy copper/beige head. Light sour aroma. Med body. Nice sour flavor - very like grapefruit sour. Excellent.
mu11igan (133) - Davis, California, USA - NOV 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Bistro Barrel Aged Festival. Lots of oak, nice tart flavor, but not overwhelming.
bb (5888) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Rich amber beer with a cream colored head. Tart/sour aroma with light oak. Acetic/sour flavor with malt and oak. Medium bodied. Oak lingers with acetic/sour notes and malt.
Moggman (235) - Columbus, USA - SEP 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at Jackie O’s Barrel Aged Beer Fest 2010. Pours hazy amber/red with off-white head. Aroma is very sour with some fruity notes. Flavor is sour (but not overly so), with some caramel, and cherry notes as well as some hop bitterness.
beerguy101 (5206) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted at the 5th Annual Bistro Barrel Aged Beer Fest on 11/13/2010. This sour ale pours a medium orange gold color from the tap. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity, tart and funky. A medium bodied sour ale. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are citrusy and floral. Nice carbonation. Lots of tartness, lots of sweetness, balanced very nicely. Not so much an IPA anymore the hops flavors are muted and in the background. Nice sour beer though. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is tart.