LtDan (1740) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Pours copper with a quickly subsided white head.
Aroma: Fruity hops,far more sweet citrus than pine, sweet and toasted malt.
Taste: Mild American C hops. Fruity and dank, but not too bitter. Toasty caramel malts. Finishes with medium bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, average carbonation.
Overall: I liked this far more than I anticipated I would. I’ve never been a real fan of Common/Steam Beer. Just goes to show you enough hops can make anything tasty.
tmongoose (1034) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bomber shared. poured a golden orange with a lot of floaties. biscuit malt upfront on the nose. with some hops in there...flavor is totally strange to me..never really rated one of these styles of beer. flavor is bready malt and hops that are mild but yet distinctive...a mild beer in body but the flavor is pretty good.
burg326 (3086) - Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured an amber color with aromas of hops, light spice some feint wood and some toast. Flavors follow suit an interesting mixture of styles that seemed to work.
SPDickerman (864) - Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours bright shiny, coppery orange with a small light beige head. Smells of biscuit, toffee, mild fruitiness, hints of citrus. Taste is bready, fruity, hints of sweet and hints of bitterness. Medium-bodied with a slick texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Cigar City/Coronado Not-So-Common-India Pale Ale finishes with a mild lingering bitterness.
SlovakSniper (2756) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Un liquide qui me surprend par sa couleur foncé. Ceci dit, je peux facilement dire que cette robe ambrée porte fièrement et longuement sa coiffe de mousse. Au nez, c’est aussi une surprise. Le côté malté a certainement une profondeur. Outre les biscuits et le pain, cette bière dégage des parfums de caramel et de sucre brun. La partie des houblons n’est certainement pas aussi développée. Quelques efluves de citron traversent l’expertise maltée mais sans plus. En bouche, les céréales font aussi preuve de générosité. Le sucre brun, le caramel foncé, les noix et les effets chocolatés sont bien visibles. Le jeu des houblons est, quant à lui, bien faible. Les saveurs d’agrumes et de fleurs me semblent bien éloignées. Au palais, rien pour déplaire. Un corps riche et crémeux avec une présence modérée des bulles. En finale, quelques soubresauts de résine se manifestent à travers un malt tissé serré.
Jamesthebrit (180) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
A: yeasty and malty smell. A sort of weird funky earthy like stale hops.
A: Looks great on the pour. Red amber with a creamy full tan head.
T: Yeasty. Earthy. A weird sweetness that lingers around. Sweetness, not from alcohol, but it’s like stale broccoii or something.
P: Terrible on the palate. Carbonation is good but the flavor profile is very off. Finish is awful. Like I said that sweet stale vegetable note.
Overall just not a good beer (perhaps inherent of the style). There is a hint of malt but that’s about it for good flavors. This will be rough to finish.
Happybeer420 (1) - - DEC 5, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
It was a novelty beer with good hints of a multitude of blends and styles that can peak many interest when sitting at a table with fellow beer geeks trying to pick out what they were attempting
BBB63 (5701) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle via my FLA guy and snifter enjoyed: Pours a beautiful crimson amber hie with a mostly lasting frothy head and some sheets of lace. The aroma has noticed crystal and bready malt but there is plenty of piney and grapefruit aromatics as well. Slightly spicy and earthy too. The taste is still quite malt centered and slightly sweet except for a finishing spicy and woody bite. Seem to have a little Coronado Red Devil in it’s design. It is very drinkable and would have been more so but for tad tannic (teabaggy) aftertaste.... all that said, this is nothing like what most people would call a Cali Common in any shape or form.
glennmastrange (2121) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Moderate roasted and caramel for the malt, pine and grapefruit peel for the hops, light soap for the yeast, with notes of dried cherry, wood and faint solvent. Head is average size, frothy, off-white with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is hazy copper. Flavor starts slightly sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes moderately acidic and bitter. Palate is medium, oily with a lively carbonation and a lightly alcoholic and dry finish. An excellent IPA, the flavor could’ve been a bit more complex but it has one of the best aromas around.
portableparty (1908) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Bvery. Pours an unclear amber with a soapy white head. Aroma is sweet sugary and malty with some faint herbal hops. Taste is bitter earthy hops and malty with a little vegetable. Palate is medium and dry.