FoolishMortal (983) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 20, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz. bottle. Bright yellow-gold color with a medium sized rocky white head. Herbaceous, earthen hop aroma with some cooked corn and sweet malt. Citric-metallic hop flavor and resinousness up front, fairly mild malt underpinninngs. Grassy, astrtingent finish. Mouthfeel is light, rather dry.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 14, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This American Pale Ale pours a medium amber gold color from a 22oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is earthy, some malt and some tea. A medium bodied Pale Ale. Malts are bready, citrusy and sweet. Hops are floral and earthy, touch of citrus. A nice balanced APA. Towards the lighter milder pale ales, yet not quite an English Pale Ale, as there is a little too much hop flavor here. Nice beer, would make a nice session ale. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
bb (6480) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light copper color with an off-white head. Easrthy, citrusy aroma. Citrus hop flavor with some toasted malt backing. LIngering bitterness. Lots of hops for an old ale (though I didnít see that mentioned on the bottle anywhere). Light sweetness, but didnít get the typical caramel backing we see in so many beers.
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 2, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2007 a new entry from Coast Rangeís alter-ego, Farmhouse Brewing Co. no style listed - old ale seems as good as any. beer pours a very pretty gold-tinted copper, with a well-retained white head that leaves great lace. nose is fairly earthy, with elements of malt toast, and tea-like, lightly floral, hops. light bready sweetness is immediately swallowed up in an oversized wave of tobacco-tea hop flavor. pretty bitter, and lingering. quite a bit of astringency in the finish in this unbalanced, over-hopped ale. just not enough malt to stand up to this rush of english-style hops.