Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewery. Rating #6. Great looking beer, slight haze and it was a beautiful dark red color. Nice aroma, nice bit of hops with a nice light toasty sweetness. Flavor was similar, good bit if hops balanced by a nice maltiness that made it real drinkable, good stuff. (1799)
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this on tap at The Pint House in Fullerton.
It’s an amber colored pour with an off white head. The flavor has a very good balance of hops and malt. Very tasty and drinkable.
Barreras (1026) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAY 30, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a bright yellow with aroma of typical red. Slightly bitter but smooth and drinkable. Smells hoppier than its taste. Overall one of the better beers I’ve sampled from this brewery.
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAY 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a clear copper with a white ring of head.
Aroma: Juicy hops, sweet earthy malt.
Taste: Hop bitterness and toasty malt. Finishes with lingering toast.
Mouthfeel: Fizzy, medium bodied.
Overall: Well balanced beautiful nose, drinkable beer.
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours with a hazed bronze to red body and a tan head. Aromas are lightly hoppy, lemon, slightly spicy hop, slight diacetyl and some honey. Flavors are bitter with a bit of an abrupt finish. Bready, a touch of butter. Caramel, bitter with a light hop flavor. Lively, dry.
brokensail (11230) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is the first batch of what will become a new production beer of theirs. They didn’t have a catchy name for it yet, so at this point it’s just "Red Ale". A: The pour lives up to the expectations of the style. Amber in color with a finger of khaki colored head. S: Starts off with a nice citrus hop note of grapefruit and tangerine. The hops quickly segue to the malt aromas of toast and bread. A mild toffee aroma and some red fruit flavors. T: A similar story on the palate. Grapefruit and tangerine hops and just a subtle pine bitterness. Toasted bread, toffee, and a slight caramel sweetness. There are some red berry type flavors in there as well. M: Medium in body and carbonation. O: Looking to see what kind of tweaks that will be made to this beer as they continue to brew it.