DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, orange pour, white head, nose is citrus, taste is hoppy, piney, citrus, solid.
bytemesis (4744) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours clear ruby chestnut, medium creamy tan head, dissipates slowly, great lacing. Aroma is light pine, caramel, smoke. Flavor is medium sweet, piney, light plus bitter, a bit harsh on the finish. Fullish body, creamy mouthfeel.
Meilby (9728) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Bootlegger’s Tasting Room, Fullerton, CA
Pours clear reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, biscuit, nuts, citrus, pine and grape. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long malty, piney and citrus finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Geokkjer (6679) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Bootleggers taproom. Pours amber with an off white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, some peach, floral and citrus hops. Flavor is sweet, mallet and bitter with some grapefruit, zest and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation.
yngwie (15566) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the taproom. It pours a hazy amber body and a small light beige head. Lightly roasted aroma with caramel, nuts and some hops. Full body, soft carbonation. Rather bitter flavor with roasted malts, caramel and some pine cones. Long bitter finish. A perfectly decent beer that didn’t impress. 130812
bb (7644) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Bronze beer with a dark cream head. Malt and grapefruit aroma with pine and light dark malts. Pine and grapefruit flavor with light dark malts. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and pine linger with light cocoa and light dark malts.
anders37 (19478) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus aroma with hints of caramel. Fruity malty hoppy bitter earthy grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle
Appearance: Pours a dark hazy amber with an active light tan film of suds.
Aroma: A good amount of piny and grapefruit hops, bready and brown sugar malts.
Taste: Big agressive hops. Dry bready malt, grapefruit and piny flavors. Finishes with long bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, lively carbonation,a little scratchy.
Overall: This beer fits perfectly in the middle of beers like Arrogant Bastard Ale and Ballast Point Tongue Buckler. Another fine offering in Bootlegger’s fresh hoppy lineup, and probably the most bitter of the bunch.
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap in Bootlegger’s Pilot Brewery and Tasting room. Deep amber, with a big caramel character on the nose. Some piney hops on the nose as well. Flavor brings more caramel and maltiness, with hints of hops, and finishing bitterness.
joeneugs (4305) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at the Livermore Saloon. SoCal night! It pours a dark copper/rust color with a khaki head. The aroma is a bit piney with some dark fruity malts. The flavor is piney with some hints of tropical and spicy hops. Dark fruity plum underneath. Solid bitterness and pretty dry for what it is.