Left Coast Red Tide
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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (5962) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Bottle. Rusty orange, wtih a big poofy head. This had a slight eruption, and given the source, may be a little dated. This has a wild side, a little funky, and a little dirty. But this drinks with a sturdy ruddy ale character. (#5947, 3/23/2015)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Reddish colored, moderate head, solid lace/retention. Aroma is chewy caramel, grapefruit, sugar, citrus. Medium bodied, watery mouthfeel. This is a red/amber ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (7438) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Tap at Butcher and the Boar. Reddish amber pour with a big pillowy head. Some pine, caramel malts. Moderate mouthfeel. Fuck - 9 bucks with tip for this, and itís just okay.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Doofgoblin (398) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Not sure about this one. Seems a bit confused in terms of what is going on here. Aroma is stinky with a malt undertone. Taste doesnít quite knock you on you ass. Itís malty with some hops. The burp is not great with caramel strangeness. Finish is not great. Oh well, I had high hopes--taste like home brew and not in the good way. There imperial stout is off the hook.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOLTZ7555 (2919) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Bright burnt tangerine pour with a nice eggshell crown. Spotty lacing inside the glass. Fruity, yeasty, caramel, brown sugar, and a touch of citrus and alcohol. Didnít expect much and got what I expected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7300) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 30, 2014
22oz bomber pours with a clear deep copper body that has amber hues and supports a nice looking tan head of foam. The aroma offers up some sweet maltiness laced with hops, sweet crystal malts, malt sweetened citrus hops and a bit of spicy Belgian yeast amid a fruity ester like note. The taste has a modest malt sweetness and sweet crystal malt notes but the hops are where itís at. I get a good dose of bitter floral and earthy tea hops as well as resiny pine that flow quickly into spicy Belgian yeast. To midway as the earthy almost dank tea mix builds a modest grapefruit bitter hop note comes to the surface and helps bring this to the finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ernest (6538) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, off-white to light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark amber to medium brown. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, caramel), moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit), with notes of sour/decaying fruits (spoiled OJ, decaying banana peels, sour cherry, etc.), bile, bubble gum. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter, unclean. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately astringent, moderately alcoholic. Wow, just awful. Iíve still yet to have a good Left Coast beer, and this is sadly no exception. Lots of raw hops and rotten/sour fruit odor in the nose, even some stomach acid too...not in the least bit enticing. And as portended, itís sour (an acrid, biting, infected type of sourness) and dirty in the mouth too, pretty much undrinkable. A true drain pour. Iíve always been kinda mystified why the Left Coast line is so consistently bad, since Iíve had some relatively decent Oggiís brews. Different head brewers of each line maybe?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
krumbum (591) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Ruby red with a light head. Slight malt grain sweetness to the smell. Light pine sawdust bitter that malt mellows quickly. Leaves a lasing bitter behind.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11977) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours sort of dark copper with a white head. Floral hop aroma. Med body or better. Some fruity esters, some darker malt. The fruit is somewhat dark. Yeast and spice develop. Itís really pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (7137) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 18, 2014
On tap at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours reddish copper with a nice beige head and a smoky banana aroma. There is a medium-bodied roasted malt flavor with a bit of fruit and a bitter finish.

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