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.
Itís an amber colored pour with an off white head. The flavor has a very good balance of hops and malt. Very tasty and drinkable.
Blairgus (2210) - California, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
14 oct 2011, tap at the brewery. Very light nutty brown w no bubbles. Really strong grapefruit hops. Not thing like I expected. Sweet candied grapefruit w bitter finish. Gorgeous!
Hophead22 (2880) - 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)
LtDan (1718) - 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.
brokensail (9202) - 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 didnít have a catchy name for it yet, so at this point itís 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.
yespr (28711) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy amber with a small white head. Crisp hoppy and fruity. Bitter and smooth fruity, toasted malty. Ends bitter and crisp hoppy into the finish.
Ober (2805) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A clear amber colored beer, with a light beige head. The aroma of red fruits with hop notes. The taste is sweet fruity with some caramel and hop bitter. The aftertaste is sweet with hop bitter.
daknole (8013) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep red color with an offwhite head. Aroma of caramel malt, a bit of fruity esthers, light hops. Flavor is caramel malt up front followed by some crackery notes and finishes somewhat bitter.
anders37 (14818) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a reddish amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty earthy hoppy aroma. Fruity malty earthy hoppy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy caramel finish.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery.
Pours a hazy, golden apricot color with a half finger white head that immediately settles into a thin ring. Minimal spots of lace.
Earthy hop aroma with lots of malt sweetness. Hints of caramel, toffee, hazelnut and subtle fruit countered by floral, piney hops.
Medium bodied with a blast of dry, bitter hops that linger over the sweeter malt notes into a dry finish. †Much hoppier than the nose suggests with lots of dank pine needle flavor thatís countered by caramel, toffee, nut and light fruit. Finishes dry. A bit thin but easy to drink and flavorful.