Lothore (618) - California, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A- Pours a ruby hue with little to no head.
S- Hints of yeast, light maltiness ... not much here.
T- Grape, watermellon, fig, flow into a water back end that fades away without much else.
M- Thin with low carbonation.
D- Very hard to drink. The lack of carbonation did not do this beer justice and the flavor profile left something to be desired in terms of complexity.
OldGrowth (3137) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pint At Brewery. Ok aRoma sweet. Caramel and wet paper. Clean brownish orange color. Small to no head. No lace. Sweet flavor. Medium body smooth lifeless mouthfeel. Dry, Lite bitter finish. Meh.
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Yay!!! Orange brown with big bubbled tan head. Bose warm malt and sweet raisins. Taste is same. Bit of roasty bite behind. Bite shows up out back.
thetmaxx (896) - West Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 31, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not a fan of ambers, got it pm tap at lagunitas. Flavor bitterness seems to be sort of cardboardy. They make many better beers.
pushkinwow (2495) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at tasting room on cask. Dark copper with off white head. Caramel, sugar, fruit; like the limited carbonation, nice and dry but sweet, get some raisin and alcohol on the finish. However not very balanced and would avoid this one.
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUL 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Called a red in the pub. Cloudy orange red with a medium white head. Caramelly aroma with a bit of fruit. Medium to full body with more malt. Minty finish.
joeneugs (5450) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at Lagunitas. It pours cloudy brown with an aroma of berries and caramel. The flavor is dirty and hoppy with some dark fruit, caramel, and a potent hop profile before a dirty bitter finish. Very flavorful.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark orange with a fizzy off white head. Good strong caramel aroma. Nice smooth sweet malty and caramel taste.