GT2 (6980) - Riverside, California, USA - JUL 14, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at Dale Bros. tasting room. Clear amber pour with weak foam. Nose is stickier medicinal orange cough syrup. Taste is tannic and dry without any real hoppiness. Also missing the somewhat nice malty part of the Bramling Cross version, which leaves this pretty bland and harshly tannic on the finish.
brokensail (9108) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden orange pour with a white head. Floral hops, very sweet, bready malt, and some fruity esters. A little bit of peach, grass, and some toast. The flavor is fairly sweet and grainy. Bread, peach, malt, and light floral and citrus hops. Kind of grassy with a touch of bitterness on the finish.