brokensail (12362) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Oggi’s Fullerton. Slightly hazed golden pour with white foam. Nose is rather piney and hand a bit of melon to it. Some grapefruit, lemon peel, and an interesting spiciness. A bit on the sweet side with a fair amount of caramel malts. There’s a hint of melon and pineapple to the flavor. Only mildly citrusy. Some caramel, mango, and a fair amount of pine. Sort of a spicy, resinous finish.
BMan1113VR (7896) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Clear gold pour with a retentive white head despite being served in a frosted glass. Aromas are fruity, grassy, mild tropical, resin, mild caramel sweetness and esters. Flavors are hoppy and mildly bitter with a bit more sticky caramel than I like. Hops are citrus lemony , floral with berry notes. Mild esters. Medium carb with a medium full bodied. Lightly lingering bitterness.