bhensonb (13984) - 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.
Lubiere (12776) - 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 (10544) - 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.
slowrunner77 (9942) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
"better than the ipa, which was not finished a couple weeks ago, but really not worthy of seeking out. or buying. or drinking. not sure how these guys are making it in california with crap beer, cheap or not. for my money, they fooled me the one time, and thatís it. light floral citrus and caramel aroma and flavor. boring."
DJMonarch (9179) - 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.
marcus (9014) - 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.
bb (8506) - 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.
beerguy101 (5357) - 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.
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Caramel malt and diacetyl aroma. Hazy amber with a small ivory head. Caramel malt, diacetyl, and minimal herbal hops flavor. Medium body and carbonation. Not all that great.
DarkElf (3051) - 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.