VeinAle (120) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very light pour, with a clingy white head. Corn and a mild malt and hop profile on the nose. Hints of sweet and grain finish with a bit of bitter.
Ibrew2or3 (7361) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured up at the brewery where it exhibits a clear gold body that supports a thin white head. The light aroma offers up snippets of floral hops as well as a bit of malts. The taste is smooth, light and refreshing with modest floral hops and a light maltiness. It gets into a lime like quality into the finish. Pretty nice.
radarsock (1112) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on tap at the source. $5 for the full pint. Pours a light, hazy pale yellow, and sustaining a half-finger whitish head which rested atop. Salty, waxy, and earthy with notes of honey, and cotton. Could have a lot of these, but it wasn’t vivaciously complex to order more than one from the bartender.
Leighton (13565) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the brewery taproom - Temecula. Pours clear, pale yellow with a faint, white film cap. The nose holds pale biscuits, light hay and crunchy cereal. Light sweet flavor, good and clean, further bready malt character. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Clean finish with light floral notes and hay. A solid sessioner overall.
JohnnyJ (4813) - 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 (12498) - 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 (997) - 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 (9241) - San Diego County, 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 (12138) - 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 (2214) - 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.