Stuedmaster (298) - San Marcos, California, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido on sale 70% off. Deep gold pour with lots of small bubbles, frothy white head with thick lacing. Light aroma of honey, pale malt, citrus. Seems excessively hopped for a fruit beer, with high alpha Northwest hops it overwhelms any rhubarb or honey flavor. More like a straight ahead Am, Pale Ale than a fruit beer, although has a decent balance of sweet and bitter. Medium body, dry, bitter finish. Not a fan of this.
slowrunner77 (7091) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 19, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It seems quite possible that this has an APA base (RB lists it as such) but it is fruited after all, so Iíll add it as a fruit beer. Kind of non-descript and not very exciting on any front. You can smell and taste the honey, but itís very light and clashes with the (also lightish) earthy spicy hops. The rhubarb is there as well but very indistinct. For what MS charges, definitely a one timer."
robertjm (794) - Albany, California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bottle) - Orangy-red body. Lots of crud inside the glass after pour. Hard to describe the flavor. Bit on the bitter side. Not feeling that descriptive tonight so Iíll leave it at that. Was OK. But, not great.
bytemesis (4627) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours crystal clear amber orange with a small fizzy off-white head that dissipates quickly leaving a bit of lacing. Aroma is interesting - herbal, a bit vegetal, grass, caramel, honey. Flavor is light sweet and medium bitter with some herbal/vegetal notes here as well, lots of grass. No real rhubarb, but honey is apparent. Medium body, not bad but nothing to write home about.
Tmoney99 (11905) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with alexsdad06. Poured clear copper hue with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate aroma of citrus, dark honey and tart fruit. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Balanced flavor of sweet and tart fruit with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. This is an interesting brew.
alexsdad06 (7031) - Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle shared with Tmoney99 and DrSilverworm. Pours a clear amber color with a small off white head that quickly disappear. The aroma and flavor have the sweetness from the wildflower honey mixed with some tart fruit character, earthy and herbal with mild toasted malts and moderate bitterness to the finish.
DrSilverworm (8547) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle, thanks to alexsdad06 for sharing. Half-hazy darker orange color. Thin ring of off-white head, some dots and ropes of lace. Lots of fine particles suspended in the body. Floral, honey, maybe even some rhubarb notes evident in the nose. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation, some strawberry flavor. More dry finish. Mild, musty metallic taste. Big spicy hop, light caramel malt. Moderate to bigger bitter taste. Moderate sweet. Decent, interesting pale ale.
bhensonb (12454) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Bine & Vine. Pours light amber with a creamy white head. Aroma of strange something over lightly roasted malt. Med body, at least. Flavor has honey. Thereís something lightly astringent that reminds of rhubarb - but only cause I had warning, probably. Certainly not very hoppy. Think this should be listed under spice/veg cause itís not very hoppy!!@!
jtclockwork (10827) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours copper with white head. Nose and taste of honey, light malt, grassy hops, florals and grain. Medium body.
brokensail (13234) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ GTís house. Orange pour with a white head. Sugary, sweet aroma. Dates, grass, and herb aromas. Donít really get any rhubarb and not much in the way of the typical American Pale Ale hop character. Flavor is just sweet and sugary. Grainy. Grass, dates, caramel, and herbs. Quite bitter on the finish. Scroll past.