bhensonb (9823) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 24, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle from BevMo (house beer?). Slightly hazy amber color with a flat white head. Floral or citrus hop (light) with some malt background. Near medium body with carbonation that prickles. Seems slightly gummy. Itís a bit short on ingredients, but finishes ok (bitter). Might be a bit overpriced for the flavor level, but itís not a bad thing.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the Bottle at the GABF Colorado Convention Center, Denver 10/10/2008
Very fruity aroma. Clear golden coloured hoppy and fruity pineapple flavour. A little dryness in a crisp and bitter lasting finish.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber ale with a thick off white head. Light sweet malt aroma, without much character. Sweet malt taste, with light butterscotch, light floral hops and medium body. August 2005.
shrubber85 (6508) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 30, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Orange malt and citrus peel aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Mildly sweet toffee malt and lightly bitter citrus peel flavor. Okay - standard APA.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 1, 2006
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft. Amber colored beer with a big whitish head. Not much aroma. Flowery hops and some caramel malt flavor, but watered down. Lighter body.
marcus (5612) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 14, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Whoa - the cap blew off when I popped it. Just missed my head. This beer is amber with a huge off-white head. It looks good, but tastes sort of skunky. There is a fairly heavy malt base with some bitterness at the finish.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 20, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Med gold color, medium head. A lighter tasting pale ale, not very bitter, yet with a nice hop finish. Mild malt flavor, good malt/hop balance. Full flavor. Mouthfeel is full and round. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
DarkElf (2988) - La Jolla, California, USA - FEB 6, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(22 oz bottle: $2.60 at BevMo in La Jolla, CA) Eh, my first impression isnít very favorable. The nose combines grassy, floral, caramel and sugary aromas, and the mix comes out kind of strange smelling to me. Strange, as in different, yes, but also strange, as in, Iím not sure I like this or not. The flavor is a little more straightforward, lightly malty, fairly grainy and mildly sweet with a gentle grapefruit bitterness in the finish. Itís your basic amber color, and is fully clear in appearance. Smallish off-white head fades to a thin film and leaves several rows of dashes of lace resembling coastal barrier islands off the coast off the Mid Atlantic states. The bomber of this stuff is inexpensive as hell, but also not all that great, so itís still unlikely Iíd ever buy this again, even at this price, because all my subsequent impressions during this session arenít very favorable either.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 6, 2008
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle from BevMo. Just like the Amber, this one was like a watery version of Sierra Nevada. A lightly hopped nose with a watery/ slightly bitter finish.
jazz88 (2509) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 16, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. I was told that this beer is exclusively brewed for the liquor store Beverages & More! Despite its origin, this beer is pretty good. Some peach and mint in the nose to compliment the hops. The flavor has a nice spice and good balance. For the $3.50 I paid for a six pack, this could be the best value I've ever seen.