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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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A deep amber ale with pronounced hop bitterness and aromatics, substantial and balanced.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5099) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 3, 2009
Deep mahogany body with a khaki colored head. The aroma was caramel and bread. There was also some leather and oranges. The taste was bitter orange peels with some leather and caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - SEP 21, 2008
On cask at Toronado SF. Damn tasty brew. Well made, very nice overall. Really does well on cask.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2008
Cask at Toronado. Brown/dark amber. Small off white head. Aroma of floral, bitter hops and lightly toasted malt. Similar flavor is a bit muted, some lightly resinous hops on the end. Medium/light body, smooth. Easy drinking, but would like a bit more flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2008
On hand-pump at Toronado. Pours clear amber a dense and lacy off-white head. Light body, nearly still. Aroma of citrus, herbal hops and what appears to be rye... or maybe not. Light body, nearly still. Taste of cookie dough. Dry woody spice finish, that really gives me a n impression of rye. Hmmm.....

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 30, 2008
On-tap at the Green House Tavern in Sebastopol. Check it out! Psych. Pours dark reddish amber with a moderate offwhite head, good lace. Smells earthy hoppy, somewhat dark as well. Tastes hoppy and dark earthy sweet, slightly bitter, caramelly. The bitterness lingers nicely. Medium body, good carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 19, 2008
On tap at Flavor in Santa Rosa. Medium copper-red amber color with a thin, fine, off-white head. Medium malt aroma with fruity malt sweetness and a bit of hops. Some grain astringency with "red" malt notes, a moderate hops backbone with some fruitiness to it, and finally some light roasted grain. Nicely balanced medium body with a nice grain fullness.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rayOfBeer (667) - El Cerrito, California, USA - MAY 7, 2008
Poured from tap at Lanesplitter an amber color with small beige head. Aromas of woody pine and toasted hops. This beer has low carbonation and flavors of sweet malt then floral citrusy hops that give it a big dose of gratefruit and lingering bitterness. The palate is full with malt and has a nice balance with a slight sweetness mixed with a hoppy bitterness. I enjoyed this one. Flavored much like an IPA with more malt feel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5278) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 3, 2008
Tasted at the 5th Annual (2008) Triple Rock Firkin Fest. This ESB/Bitter pours a slightly cloudy medium orange gold color from the firkin. Small sized white foamy head. The aroma is malty, fruity and sweet with a touch of hops. A medium bodied ESB. The malts are caramel and fruity. The hops are grapefruity and floral. Touch of oak. Nice balance. Soft round carbonation. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10933) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 26, 2008
Cask at the Toronado. Very fruity/citrusy aroma. Dark mahogany color with a decent off-white head. Medium bodied with mild, creamy carbonation. It’s a bit of roasted malt, but mostly citrus and floral hop. Very smooth. Finishes nicely bitter. Very good and flavorful.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5647) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2008
On cask at Toronado, SF. Ruddy brown with a foamy, airy head. Light body for a cask beer, but starkly woody and easily bittered. Nice British-style Brown Ale. (#3407, 4/11/2008)


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