JohnnyJ (3892) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery. Clear yellow pour, with a white head. Dry biscuit, sweetness, light grassy hops, and some creamed corn. Easy drinking, but boring.
brokensail (9108) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Ironfire. Clear golden pour with a white head. Nose is kind of tart and lemony. Some bread, dough, grass, and fruity esters. Light floral hops. The flavor is sweet bread and dough malt up front. Floral hops, lemon zest, grass, and a fruit ester quality.
Caytinator (776) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 7, 2013
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at the brewery. It’s straw-colored and clear. It smells putrid, kind of like a urinal cake. The taste is pretty bad, korny and cheap. I think something is fundamentally wrong with the brewing process--this is way too bitter for a "cream ale" - it has no richness or flavor. Too light. Barely drinkable. The beer "gods" do NOT approve.
GT2 (6997) - Riverside, California, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Ironfire. Pours a clear straw, webby white lace. Nose is fruity, pineapple, yellow apple. Taste is mild butter, big biscuit, extreme soapy hops, long bitter hop finish. Palate is pilsner like, huge soapy hops. Actually really good!
bhensonb (9823) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from CraftShack. Aroma is like a lightly bready pilsner. Grassy/herby. Med body, almost. It is bready. It is grassy. It’s decently bitter. Fits right in with a hoppy kolsch or pilsner. It’s hot, hot, hot right now, and this is just the ticket to take to the pool.
SDalkoholic (1998) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from South Bay Liquor: Appeared a dense golden liquid accompanied by a frothy topping of foam head. Aroma is mild with scents of grained malts and a faint background of grassy notes of hay that comes across as more real than some of the other blonde ales being made by many of the other micros. The flavor of the drink follows the same attributes that I found through my nose except that there is a minor taste of bitterness and sweetness balanced equally while a squeeze of acidic citrus finishes on the palate. Sure this is a tamed down beer but its one of the higher quality blonde ales I have sampled. I have high hopes for some of the other beers from Iron Fire now.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Rating #6. Bright and super clear golden pour with a small white head. Light hops and a little sweet grain aroma, nicely put together. Mild hops and bitterness, a little pine, very clean and drinkable. Nice stuff. (2710)
skmikeg (613) - Poway, California, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a golden yellow with a super thin white head which fades to very little lacing. Aroma is of sweet cercel hops, grass, some skunky hops, and some corn flake notes. Taste is slightly better and is of cercel malts, grassy hops, citrus,some skunky hops, and sweet malts. Has a medium-light body , with a watery mouthfeel and a semi dry, slightly bitter, moderate finish. Overall, a decent golden ale that would be a nice session beer on a hot summer day.
Getbetter (656) - Cucamonga, California, USA - APR 4, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a tap at the brewery.First off to be fair this is not a style of beer I like. This beer is pale, faint of aroma ,and a herbal taste
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a crystal clear, medium yellow hued body with a moderate sized yet retentive white head. Good lace. Grassy, biscuity and lightly metallic aroma. Possibly a slightly smokey chlorophenol. Malt centric aroma. Grainy light honey. Clean ester wise. Light sulfur. Flavors are a bit tea like, moderate sweetness, a touch of corn, faded marmalade, lightly husky/grainy/DMS. I wish this was drier and crisper preferably with a touch of dry hop (I’m slightly disappointed, I guess hoping for more). Not bad but very generic and sweet. Low body, moderate carbonation, some sulfur. Could be a bit more interesting and dryer without alienating anyone.