epiphyte707 (65) - eureka, California, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz pours nice dark burnt caramel red little lacing and a finger of head. Smells bomby with floral cascade like hop smell and sweet toffee. Tastes sweet and sight red malty and yet balanced floral bitterness. No booziness. Highly drinkable. Would recommend to try. Its like what dogfish head tries to do in a complex process but simple and much cheaper.
JPDurden24 (1379) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red pour, white head. Dark fruit, sweet malts. Sugary, dates, prunes. A nice finish as well. Good stuff!
poisoneddwarf (1478) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Well, I’ve tried the 21st Amendment version of this and liked it (or so says my rating from a little over a year ago--I don’t really remember it). Let’s see how this one matches up. Pours hazy amber with a medium beige head with good retention; leaves a little lace. Aroma is pretty hoppy--grapefruit and pine are strong; also some caramel and fruit (esters or dates, not sure). Taste is a little sweet and bitter in a very Ninkasi way; it’s savory and earthy with fruit dancing all around everything. See them dance. Body is medium, mouthfeel a little foamy, carbonation average. Tastes good to me.
Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Out of a 22 oz bottle. Pours a dark red with a thin white head. It smells malty and a little sweet. The taste is initially malt with a slightly fruity aftertaste. Very little bite considering the 8.5% ABV. A very good collaboration with 21st Amendment, whos beers I have been trying and liking. I wouldn’t expect anything different from two great breweries.
stchloe (738) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very unique beer that holds very true to Ninkasi’s style, finishes with that signature hop profile, but definitely is a more complex beer lending to the sweetness of the dates, caramel malt body.
marcus (5605) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Pangaea. Pours reddish amber with a thick beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a roasty red malt flavor with a dry finish.
raphael (805) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Seems one of the words I use for an aroma or flavor when I can’t describe it exactly is ‘fruity,’ implying a sweetness but also that I can’t pin it down to a specific fruit. also raw sugar, lumber first flavor hit is brown sugar, a mix of lemony & resin hops, alcohol, when you lick a dry rock. tongue feels tingly then goes dry. clear amber with modest off white head
Beerandhockey8 (154) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle to shaker. Pors nice amber with thick light tan head. Smell is odd, piney and earthy yet still fruity. Taste is hoppy yet suprisingly sweet. Nice fruit flavor with a hint of hop taste with caramel malt. Finishes very smooth. I’ve never had a California date so I would like to try one to see where those tastes compare, nice beer nonetheless.
DTM (747) - Winters, California, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The Grad in Davis CA. Pours an amber color with a frothy head. Has a little hop presence up front but levels out nicely. Caramel was the most dominant flavor. Nice brew.
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Haslinger (801) - Orange, California, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at the Provisions market, deep amberish red pour with a slight frothy head, bought this one completely based off the name. GO USA circa 1945!! There is very little date taste in this which is goo, i was afraid of too much fruit, good hops, slightly bitter finish. Good brew