doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good beer. Pours hazy, light copper with medium, white head that leaves rings of lace. Smells rich and caramelly malty with some underlying earthy hops. Tastes sweet and sugary, caramelly malty but not overly sweet with a strong earthy hop backbone, light bitterness. Medium body, vibrant carbonation.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - DEC 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taster from Sorrento Mesa location: Light haze copper color with an off-white head. Aroma is light grain and caramel. Flavor starts light caramel malt that is kinda nutty with a lingering lightly dry sort of citrus bitterness in the finish. Medium body is smooth with moderate carbonation.
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAY 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a yellow gold with a reddish tint. Leaves a 1/4 inch of foamy white head.
Aroma: Faint sweet bread notes and Eurohops.
Taste: Surprising big spicy bitterness finishing with sweet bready malt.
Mouthfeel: Thin and fizzy.
Overall: Really frickin good, great bitterness and easy drinking.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Hamilton’s. Pretty much your standard ESB. Pours a clear light amber color with a small off white head. Nose of light citrus, spice, and toasted malts. Crisp finish, not bad.
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Carlsbad. Pours a translucent golden amber with a medium creamy white head that laced. Aroma of nice floral and citrus notes, bready, caramel and nuts. Flavor of lemon, hops, caramel, bready and light toffee notes.
mjg74 (2854) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 21, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap, downtown. Amber in color. Fairly malty flavored, with a bit of English hoppiness.
patrick767 (3728) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft - Pours orange/amber with a one finger head and a sweet malt aroma mixed with light hops. The flavor is heavy caramel malt with some fruity bitterness on the side. This medium bodied beer is a solid ESB.
jeremytoni (3018) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at karl strauss San Diego. Poured amber with a good amount of head. Nice bitter flavor with a good finish.
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mild sweet toffee aroma. Metallic somewhat, but not much else in terms of aroma. Pours burnt orange with a beige head. There are definitley hops prevalent in the flavor. Some grapefruit and tropical fruit. Caramel and toffee are there too. Finishes dry and resiny. It sweetens as it warms up, but still finishes dry. A nice hoppy ESB.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Karl Strauss. Golden yellow with no head. Malt, candy, and citrus aroma. Candy sweet taste with a hint of ftruit, and a bitter/swet finish.