jazz88 (2562) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ The Bistro’s 2010 10th Annual Double IPA Festival. A dark golden amber color with a malty base and minimal hops and dry cereal finish.
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"a traditional bitter that seems like it would be good enough on it’s own accord, but the addition of all kinds of oriental herbs make it a unique and tasty addition. no one spice that jumps out, just an earthy grassy note atop the traditional brew. pretty good."
daknole (9401) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Amber pour, mostly white head. Yuck. Medicine, herbs, grass clippings, plastic...artificial and really not that pleasant.
tnkw01 (1171) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2013 Bottle. A really weird beer. Cloudy amber with a small head and medium lace. Aroma was medicinal and herbal. Taste was bitter with a herbal tea flavor. Dry aftertaste.
Hop_Hedonist (253) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 13, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lovely iced tea edge - interesting and satisfying - couldn’t drink a lot of it but very happy as it’s quite refreshing - on tap at Clancy’s City Beach as part of WA Beer Week - love it.
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy amber color, moderate head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is herbal, floral, lightly spicy, lightly fruity. Medium bodied, herbal floral flavor dominates. Well made but also kind of boring.
brokensail (11231) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber in color with a white head. Interesting nose. Has some vanilla and a pleasant herbal quality. Spicy nutmeg, cinnamon, and all spice notes too., Somewhat fruity with sweet bread and toast. Somewhat sweet flavor of bread, toast, fruit, and vanill. Mild grass and tartness, lots of herbs, and some spicy nutmeg and all spice character.
thetmaxx (752) - West Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. Wasn’t excited about this after pyramid chai wheat... This is far better, very good esb! Aroma is mostly malty. Flavor is very malt based with a nice tea like bitterness to finish out. In a world of super hop this, imperial that, it can be refreshing to enjoy more balanced beers. This one is great, love the herbs.
SDalkoholic (2168) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Best Damn Beer Shop: Appeared as a dark burnt orange color with little formation of head. Aroma is soapy with a mild hop aroma. The flavor is fruity with a taste of tangerine and peach while a nice touch of hops do shine.
Ibrew2or3 (7044) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bomber pours hazy orangish copper wit weak tan head of foam. The aroma offers up raspberry like fruit notes and lesser amounts of black licorice and anise spice. It then gets a bit musty with sort of a fruity earthiness. The taste is similar with a berry or raspberry fruitiness mixed with a modest level of anise spice. The more I drink the more earthy anise it seems to get as well as sort of pumpernickel into the finish.