mpersinger (360) - , California, USA - JAN 28, 2011
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample at Bev & More: Murky tawny color foreshadows murky nothing beer with caramel diacetyl aroma. Medium-lean body and moderate carbonation, with slight crystal malt flavor note blanketed by diacetyl. There’s a hop bluntness that is not flavor or bitter. Blah
slowrunner77 (8980) - 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 that’s it. light floral citrus and caramel aroma and flavor. boring."
sodakotakid (230) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - JAN 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours a copper with a minimal white head. the beer is bitter and hoppy with some buttery malts
queenholly (3609) - 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.
shrubber85 (9927) - 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.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 15, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle -
A bit better than their IPA, but still not saying much. Light citrus in the aroma, like hops are an afterthouht. Caramel malts seem a bit heavy and shadow the hops. Flavor has a decent malt/hop ratio with the bitterness being a light-touch. Overall, it was a decent quaffer and easy to knock back 2-3 of these. Not bad and preferable to their IPA.
RedSox2004 (1571) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - OCT 8, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Slightly hazy yellow orange with a small head and not much lacing. Moderate grassy hops aroma and a touch of caramel. Flavors were similar and also uninspiring. Light to medium body and carbonation, and a dry finish. Average all the way.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 12, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured golden yellow, thin, little caramel, little bready, slight citrus hops, crisp finish.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a medium pale yellow, nose is grainy, tastes very bland, ho hop bite, just grainy water.
littlejoe (1) - USA - MAY 16, 2010 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
natural aroma’s well balance hop finish’s back of tongue, with a medium mouth. Clear with samllo even trails of carb bubbles producing a creamy head that has holding power.