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Half Moon Bay Mavericks Amber Ale
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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Named in honor of one of the best Big Wave Surfing areas in the world, and the man who first surfed it, Jeff Clark. Mavericks is a robust American amber ale with rich malt and fresh hops in perfect balance. Full bodied and refreshing! Our signature brew


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (3327) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2012
Has a red-brown colour. Aroma and taste of toasty malts and sweet red fruit. Nice fruity hop taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
monk191 (1049) - California, USA - OCT 3, 2012
A very nice amber. Pours a more orange color, with little head. Smells great, herby and citrus. Taste is a little citrus, vanilla, an slightly hoppy. Finish is smooth. Had at seton. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
high_on_hops (653) - Burlingame, California, USA - AUG 5, 2012
On tap. Pours a clear amber color with a short off-white head and lacing. The aroma is an equal mix of grassy hops and amber malt, and the flavor is mild hops up front, with a spicy mouthfeel with a balanced malt and hop aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TEJA (1360) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2012
Draught at the _Half Moon Bay brewpub. Light brown head. Opaque amber color. Chrystal malt aroma. Dry chrystal malt taste and a fine balanced bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 1, 2012
A - Pours a fairly clear red color with a touch of brown mixed in and a finger of frothy tan-brown head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lace spots in the process. S - Sweet rich lightly toasted caramel malts with a bit of citrus hops alongside. There is a touch of bread as well in the background. T - Starts off with rich sweet lightly toasted caramel malts that have a touch of a syrupy element to them. There is a bit of orange and grapefruit hops alongside with just a hint of bitterness. Through the middle, the syrupy flavor starts to mellow out a bit and a bit more orange from the hops comes through. The finish is a mix of sweet caramel malts and a bit of citrus hop and bitterness. M - A bit less than medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet finish. D - Very drinkable. Could have used either a touch more body or a bit less syrupy feeling upfront. Could have used a touch more hop as well.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (4066) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Location: Draft at the Brewpub, 5/16/11

Aroma: The nose is slightly sweet, some caramel and a little citrus
Appearance: It pours a cloudy orange-amber color with a thin head
Flavor: The taste is medium sweet with mostly caramel malt flavors
Palate: The body is falrly light (leaning toward medium) and the mouthfeel is clean
Overall Impression: Overall, this was a decent brew. Drinkable, but unremarkable, this is a solid, caramel malt dominated, amber ale.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
clevelandbruno (58) - Half Moon Bay, California, USA - JUL 8, 2011
Im not a huge fan of this brew. Has nice foam quality. The brew is O.K... Its not real hoppy so Id say its an easy beer to drink.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ungstrup (29665) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2010
Draft. An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has light notes of hops, citrus, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of vegetables, straw, and hops - flawed. The finish is dry and bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (3563) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 19, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear deep medium amber color with a well-formed off-white head. Aroma is fairly typical for the style: caramel malt and hops. The hops are slightly earthy with a noticeable cannabis presence. Like many of HMBs hoppier beers, the wacky tobacky is a substantial flavor note here. Sweet caramel malt balances earthy, resinous, and weedy hops. Medium-bodied, maybe a little on the light side, with average carbonation. A respectable low ABV amber ale overall. Not amazing, but drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (6696) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 9, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours copper with a rich off-white head and a honey aroma. There is a carbonated caramel malt flavor with some dry hop bitterness.


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