brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear orange pour with a white head. Aroma of bread, toast, and orange peel. Some floral hops, grass, and maybe a touch of caramel. Sweet flavor up front with toast, bread, and some caramel. Orange peel, light floral notes, and a grassy bitterness on the finish. Maybe a bit buttery as it warms up.
b3shine (7132) - Indiana, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber to snifter (thanks Tmoney99). Looks good for the style; a fairly transparent orange with white lacing. Smells doughy, pleasantly skunky, and a little hoppy. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. A solid example of the style.
JaBier (5928) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear gold in color with a medium off-white head. Aroma is malty, creamy and crisp with very little hop. Sweet malt flavor with a crisp grassy hop finish.
DrSilverworm (9102) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Mostly hazy orange-amber color. Thin white head, decent lace. Medium to bigger body, pretty full for the ABV. Smooth, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Bready, bitter, slight metallic and not over-sweet taste of a lager, and ample but light fruitiness of an ale - satisfying amount of fruity hop here. Lightly toasty malt. An interesting and well-done California Common, if I’ve ever had one. Seems like a good example of the style.
Markm2151 (280) - toledo, USA - APR 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Uncomplicated hop, little to no aroma. Lacking on palate, and slightly bitter for style.
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle in Mesa. Pours a clear copper appearance with a nice, foamy, colored head. Light citrusy, cracker, bready, toasty malty aroma. A bit juicy, orange citrusy, light caramel, toasty flavor. Kind of odd.
Helibrewer (18) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAR 5, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not a fan of this. The hops are overpowering for this style and the wrong type. A plastic aftertaste. I didn’t finish the bottle.
Bule (1405) - California, USA - FEB 27, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle purchased from Beercraft. Very malty but a bit too sweet for my taste.
DavidWoodruff (433) - Windsor, California, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light amber with a nice off white head. Malty/fruity aroma with note of sulphur. Tastes nutty with some toffee and medium bitter finish. Ok but nothing extraordinary.
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear, slightly hazy vivid copper gold. Nice foamy white head. Smells very good - crisp citrus hops, grain, and lager yeast. Tastes very refreshing, clean and fresh - citrus hops and lager. The body is light and fits well with the other components. Active carbonation that doesn’t get in the way. A nice surprise extra in a trade. Paired well with a steak teriyaki dinner.