bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden-amber beer with a cream head. Malt and grain aroma. malt and light grass flavor with light caramel. Medium bodied. Low carbonation. Mineral and caramel lingerw ith light grass.
DYCSoccer17 (3309) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle purchased at Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. The aroma is initially sweet, sugary with hints of priming sugar. Light noble, floral hop aroma, without much else happening here. Transparent golden-orange body with a rocky, pillowy white head present. Nice head retention. Starts highly carbonated with an aggressive, earthy bitterness present. Light biscuit in the middle, before this finishes with more bitter, earthy hop flavors. An interesting beer, but not one I am in love with.
daknole (9052) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light copper pour, white head. tart apples, yeast, pale malts, light hop nose. Flavor is simple and clean, some good yeast, tiny bit of hops and high drinkability.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Pours a clear golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head, The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel and grainy malts with citrus and floral hops with a bit of lager yeast.
T - Starts off with a mix of sweet caramel and grainy malts with some citrus hops and a bit of bitterness. Through the middle, some light pine hops with some more bitterness comes through some more bready and biscuit malts. The finish is a mix of sweet grainy and caramel malts with citrus hops, light bitterness, and a touch of lager yeast.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and lightly sweet finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice California common with a good malt and hop balance.
halfbarrelbc12 (4) - - OCT 18, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
not sure why this beer gets such low ratings. I wonder if people don’t understand the style. More malt flavor, more hop bitterness and more abv than others of the style. I love the pale ale qualities with the lager finish. Awesome warm weather beer!
crossovert (7302) - Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Definitely a lager modeled after an ale. It is ripe with American hops, and heavy on them. The malt is sweet and candylike, atypical for a standard lager of this fairly modest gravity.
anders37 (16584) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Select Beer Store, Redondo Beach, CA. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a white head. Jas a fruity malty yeasty grainy aroma. Sweetish malty grainy flavor with weak grassy hints. Has a fruity malty grainy hoppy bitter finish.
bhensonb (10934) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Bine & Vine. Pours hazy copper with a small white head. Fruity aroma. With a little sharpness that could be citrus. Near med body. Seems a bit thin as the minimal carb leaves. It’s lightly fruity, does seem to have citrus, is tending towards dry and astringent. Drinks real good.
IrishBoy (3824) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz bottle from Imbibe Wine. Nose is lightly sweet caramel, green apples, and some musty, lightly grassy hops. Clear orange with a medium pale yellow head. Flavor is moderately bitter with a sweet note to contrast. Finishes moderately bitter.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16oz bottle. Rating #10. Another very bright looking beer, it practically glows orange with a small, thin white head. Nice malty aroma, crisp with a mild hop aroma. Nice bitterness, mild fruitiness as well with a little sweet maltiness. Not bad. (2336)