brokensail (9850) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly cloudy golden orange color with a soapy white head. Nose is citrus, pine, tangerine, grapefruit, and a hint of pineapple. Some definite oakiness, a bit of a medium char quality to it, maybe a hint of vanilla. Somewhat sweet, but not horribly so. The flavor has quite a bit of oak character to it. Still decently hoppy on the palate. Good fruitiness, some sugar, and a bit of pine bitterness. Bitterness is accentuated a little bit by the wood, it seems. Not bad, but the regular is better.