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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 2.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
brokensail (10795) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Amber pour with a white head. Toast, toffee, and grass on the nose. Some tea, sweet sugar, apple, and grass. Not terrible, but not good. The flavor is not all that enjoyable. Kind of bitter, some tea, grass, and toffee. Apple, floral hops, and bread.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
StefanSD (2118) - Lakeside, California, USA - JAN 27, 2014
650 ml botte. Pours a clear reddish-amber color with a small fizzy beige head that has poor retention and lasts about ten seconds. The aroma is caramel and caramel. The taste is malts forward with caramel, toffee, roasted barley, brown sugar and some mildly spicy hops. The palate is thin and almost watery and the carbonation is prickly. Finishes short and disappointing with a metallic aftertaste. Overall: This beer is an embarrassment to craft beer. Having now been underwhelmed by two Hillcrest beers I shall not be trying any more.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SDalkoholic (2145) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Bottle from Sprout’s: Aroma is mildly fragrant with sweet syrupy like malts that hint caramel. Poured light medium amber hue with a fizzy head. The flavor is awful and has an astringent taste of medicine and rubbing alcohol and does not go down easy. Probably won’t ever taste this beer ever again.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10938) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bomber from CraftShack. Pours a lightly ruddy copper with a creamy beige head. Has the malty aroma associated with ambers, and particularly the Irish sort. Med body with fairly chewy carb. Flavor is lightly smoked malt. Lightly roasted malt. I think this fits my expectations for an "Irish", perhaps exceeding them. It’s malty, and I always think hoppy. Decent drink tho.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skmikeg (879) - Poway, California, USA - JUN 21, 2013
pours a reddish amber with a small off white head. Aroma is toasted malts, cereal malts, caramel, and some grass. Taste is about the same as the aroma with the addition of some earthy notes and sour fruits. Has a medium-light body with a watery mouthfeel and a slightly dry, short finish. Overall, a decently tasty irish ale.

0.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
MacBoost (1263) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2013
bottle from a California bankruptcy attorney. Pours a slightly hazy amber, almost red with no head. Aromas of sour. This is plenty infected. I’m not in the mood for shitty beer at all. Drain pour after 2 sips.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16584) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2013
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma with hoppy hints. Fruity malty caramel flavor with weak hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 6, 2012
On tap at brewery. Molasses apple and cereal grain aroma and taste. Kinda reminds me of apple jacks. Smooth silky palate.


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