brstp (201) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 26, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at City Beer Store in SF. Very nice orange-tinted hazy brown, no head was poured. Aroma is clean and crisp (not necessarily in a good way) with a little cucumber and nutty funk. Thin mouthfeel, fast-disappearing taste of bread, grass and malt. Good to try but wouldn’t get it again.
Unibonger (163) - Mount Shasta, California, USA - JAN 31, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Pours a medium amber with light head with light retention. Slightly fruity, sweet aroma. Flavors reminiscent of iced tea and almost a tiny hint of vanilla ice cream (but not so much as to make it like a flavored brew). Medium body & carbonation.
Uriel (146) - San Jose, California, USA - MAR 8, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of my favorite beers. It has a flavor that is distinct among amber ales. The hops level is just right, and does not become overpowering if you're eating while enjoying this brew. It has a lovely deep caramel color.
nahthan (129) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 29, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap at Piaci’s in Fort Bragg. I hadn’t had this in at least 5 years, and I was pleasantly surprised to taste it again. Nice balanced American amber ale. Good hop flavor, nice sweetness. A little creaminess, and a little fruitiness from the ester profile. A brisish yeast strain, I suspect? A little darker color in the glass than I had expected. Tasty, drinkable, enjoyable. Thanks Geno!
SirTom (88) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Malty and spicy. Nice flavour for a lower % alcohol brew. I thought the % was much higher than 5.3, or it was just really good. Recommended.
sarie99 (49) - San Francisco, USA - JAN 12, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty aroma and flavor with some bitterness. Fairly crisp and clean.
thelandstander (46) - Davis, California, USA - NOV 7, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2005 Nice yeast and grapefruit aroma. Good reddish brown color. A fruity bouquet of flavors + a hint of cloves. Pleasant bitterness coupled with a good mouth feel. Nice finish. All these make a pretty damn good ale.
Beerhound (16) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this on tap while vacationing in San Francisco. Nice amber color, weak head. Malt aroma very evident, whiff of Cascade hops. Very decent malt taste, nice bitterness from the hops. Great drinking beer.
nixter (11) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 29, 2006
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap. This is a terrific session beer. It has a medium body and a warm, almost comforting malt profile. There is a slight spiciness from the hops as well as pleasant floral aroma and clean bitterness. Smoothe, drinkable and tasty.
AZeagle (11) - Cave Creek, Arizona, USA - JUN 12, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Lots of malt aroma and flavor, very drinkable. Poured a deep amber color, nice head. Very subtle hop finish. All in all a very nice beer.