brokensail (14565) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUL 1, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
Tstamba (624) - Maryland, USA - OCT 26, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Taster at brewery. Copper red with thin head. Mostly malt on the nose and palate. A little bland... Meh...
Marheb (3897) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 4, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(En fût à la brasserie): Très discret chocolat noir, jus de pruneaux dilué et léger aspect rôti dans un liquide sans défaut mais sans éclat.
snoworsummer (4040) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours hazy copper with a fizzy off white head. Tastes nutty, like roasted malt, musky, toast. Light body and medium carbonation. Smells like roasted malt, nutty, cough syrup.
hopdog (10498) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at the Hillcrest Brew Pub. Poured an amber color with a very small sized off white head. Some toastiness, caramel, and earth. Thin.
StefanSD (2246) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
SDalkoholic (2301) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
bhensonb (13228) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
skmikeg (1548) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
MacBoost (1648) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2013
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
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.