AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hot diggity dog! This is one amazing ale and if the rest of their brew line-up is like this one, well then, Napa Smith might become quite a regular brew in my stock! This brew poured up a crystal-clear dark reddish-brown colored body with a nice creamy one-finger thick head with great retention and lacing. Aromas and flavors full of caramel, floral hops and sweet roasted malts. Medium-bodied, extra smooth and an easy drinker with a finish that is amazingly refreshing and slightly dry with a lingering aftertaste full of roasted nuts and caramel. Can’t wait to try more from their line! Definitely one that I’m going to pair up with some slow-grilled rib-eyes topped with melted bleu cheese crumbles!!
Stuedmaster (127) - Vista, California, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bomber from a local liquor store. Aroma is very unique, like persimmon pudding with caramel and oak. Nice light amber/ orange/red pour with a creamy white head, leaves lacing. Taste is sweet and complex, with the right amount of bitterness. Has some dough and fruit character. Medium body, thick texture, average carbonation, long sweet finish. A good example of the style with an added level of complexity. The 7.2% alcohol is well hidden.
IrishBoy (3722) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 25, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bomber from Imbibe Wine. Nose is citrus with light caramel. Clear amber with a small white head. Flavor is lightly bitter with some caramel.
rondphoto (1443) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 21, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
@ Party Town / Florence KY Cloudy dark amber, no head, no lace. Taste is malt and dark fruit with slight bitterness that moves through the palate and finish without change. Inoffensive, static, I can drink it, but why?
DTM (775) - Winters, California, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Safeway in Cordelia, CA. Pours a dark amber color. Really like the mild hop character followed up by a good amount of malty caramel goodness.
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Hihosteveareno (9) - - JAN 12, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Overall very good. Hoppy fruity a bit bitter and very drinkable. Leaves a clean mouth feel. The 7% alcohol gives a nice buzz and the price was right for me at about $4.00 for the two servings bottle.
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VinegarStroke (202) - Napa, California, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap: Clear, copper to red with medium head. Red fruit beer, caramel, medium hoppy lift, citrus rind, orange, clean, bright, spice. Off dry, not sour, medium bitterness. Medium weight and length. Rich finish. Hops are used wisely for a west coast style Amber Ale. Rich and primary.
Mora2000 (5304) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber with a white head. The aroma has a lot of toffee as well as some grass and light pine. The flavor is similar with a lot of toffee and caramel. Fairly sweet overall with a good bit of alcohol noticeable. Also get some light pine notes and a low amount of bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
tnkw01 (933) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 2, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Amber color with a medium head. Hazy with a lot of floaties. Aroma was malt and caramel, didn’t get much hops. Taste was caramel, slight floral, maybe a little funk. Must of been a old beer.
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - NOV 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into a Napa Smith pint glass at the Napa Smith Brewery. From notes, July 29, 2012. Thanks Karl!
A: Roasted malt, caramel sweetness, hints of dark fruit and pine.
A: Pours a hazy copper in color with a decent head and some lacing.
T: Follows the nose with roasted malt, caramel sweetness and a mild bitterness and a dry finish.
P: Medium body, smooth and decent carbonation.
O: Decent beer, very quaffable, but nothing I would go out of my way for.
obguthr (3374) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Starfruit and honey nose with some oaky highlights. Murky amber, medium yellow head. Honey and oak flavor with grapefruit toward the back end, very woody. Medium body. Well balanced, but a little stale and oxidized. Not typical of the style, but tasty. I would get this again.