mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JUL 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I love hoppy grainy beers. The last couple I have tried of theirs really have that delicious grainy flavor. Caramel and sweetness with nice bitter finish. Not the most incredible beer but real tasty!
bhensonb (11533) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from SuzyGreenberg - thanks Ben. Pours a luminescent peachy amber with a 2 finger foamy off-white head. ? Grassy/herby aroma over mild caramel. Medium body with foamy carbonation. Caramel is light, and the flavor is like Imperial Pilsner. Good stuff. It’s definitely bitter. Good stuff. Repeat indefinitely.
LtDan (1796) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours an amber gold with a creamy 1/2 inch head.
Aroma: Pungently dry hopped with citrusy hops, then I find spicy sweet malt.
Taste: Bitter, spicy hops on a creamy bed of caramel malts. Finishes spicy.
Mouthfeel: Thin, tingly.
Overall: A really good, flavorful APA. I wouldn’t expect something this flavorful in the name of Summer ale, but it is.
auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - JUL 11, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Semi hazy orangish colored pour with little to no head. Sour, slighty sweet aroma. Hoppy, bitter finish. Not too bad, but I’m not sure I’d get this again.
bb (6860) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream colored head. Caramel and malt aroma with light grapefruit. Malt and light grapefruit flavor with light pine. Medium bodied. Decent bitterness. Grapefruit and pine lingers with light caramel.
mmhws (12) - Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
6% abv. 22 ounce bottle.
Aroma- hint of sweet...vanilla?, spruce
Appearance-- pours brownish orange, Frothy white head, and lacing is strong, slightly cloudy
Taste- smooth front with slightly bitter back.
Palate: Light-medium body. average carbination, slightly bitter finish
Overall: pretty good crisp summer beer. I would have this again
alexanderj (3341) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; poured a dark amber-slightly orange color with a frothy khaki head. Aroma of orange, caramel, citrus, flowers and yeast. Flavor was mellow, yet crisp. Alot of caramel and bread, with some earthy and fruity hops. Hops are subdued. Ok overall
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ The Sushi Bar (McCall, ID): Pours a light amber color with a nice head. The nose is lightly citrusy with a nice fresh hop note and some creamy caramel malts. The flavor is balanced, not overly bitter but with a nice malty body and more crisp hop notes in the tail. Almost an english style IPA with PNW hops. Good refreshing summer ale that isn’t TOO light.
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper/amber with a medium sized white head that leaves good lace. Smells pretty good. Fruit and spice and hops and malt. Nicely balanced, bitter and sweet. Tastes the same. Fruity with some iced tea. Building, mild bitterness. Decent. Med body, ok carbonation.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber with an off white head. Aroma is very piney, light alcohol, light caramel, mild hoppiness. Taste is lightly bitter (not really hoppy, just bitter), light caramel, mild floral notes.