beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium amber color. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is malts and floral hops. A medium to full bodied amber. Malts are caramel and sweet. Hops are grapefruity, floral and a touch piney. Hoppy and bitter for an amber. Touch of oatmeal adds some chewyness to the beer. Not your typical amber, which is a good thing. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very good hoppy red ale. wonderful floral hop and malt nose. the malt notes are decidedly more complex than many ambers without the usual sweet caramel notes. good dry ho resin and oil on the palate. citrus is very prominent with a touch of perfect malt balance.
legion242 (2071) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
POured fairly dark- nice lasting head. Nose was citrus overlapped my malt. The flavors also were an amazing blend of grapefruit and malt- I have to say this may have been the most tasty balance that I have ever had the pleasure of tasting. A fantastic brew and by the looks of it, not a very well known brewery.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 22, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brown with a big old tan head on top. Decent brew here. Lots of carmel and roasted malt along side of a healthy amount of hops. Nice mouth feel.
psynthetic (7) - BERKELEY, California, USA - AUG 27, 2004 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another great brew from the boys at Drakes. This brew is very similar to their IPA however it is a little bit lighter and a little less complex.
Very balanced and refreshing, great on a warm northern california Friday afternoon.
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 5, 2001
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty standard west-coast amber ale. Good fruity flavor with a dash of caramel balanced with a nice dry hoppy finish. Nice session beer, but nothing more.