jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2008
2.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Sampler @ Oggi’s Peoria, AZ): Pours a reddish golden color, small whitish head. Not much aroma. Dry hoppy taste, some pine, leafy greens taste. Still a little too hoppy for the sweet taste.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 30, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft @ Oggie’s Carmel Mountain. Poured a clear, medium amber with an off white head.....light lacing. Pretty much your standard amber ale, nothing special.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap @ scottsdale. pour is clear amber topped with a thin white head that recedes quickly. sweet malt/caramel and pine aroma. flavor is pretty much the same...mildly malty with a generic pine and citrus hop dryness. light to medium bodied with lots of carbonation. easy drinker...
Charlzm (246) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 5, 2007
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2007 Draft, consumed at Oggi’s Canyon Country 11/5/07. Clear amber, tan head. No aroma whatsoever, even right up under my nose. Maybe served too cold? Missing hops in nose appear on palate as bitter citrus, battling and overcoming malt flavor. Matching aftertaste lingers a while. Not bad, but I was expecting more malt in an ESB.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - NOV 5, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Oggi’s Vista. Small microbubble head with wisps on the surface of an amber liquid. A little subdued roasted flavor and mild aroma.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - SEP 14, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huntington Beach - Easily one of the best brown ales I’ve had the pleasure of consuming. Unlike some ESB’s, this aroma showed some serious hop prescence and it was easily the star, but the malts were nice with enough sweetness and nuttyness to keep things balanced. The beer went down extremely easy, with notes of caramel, pine, nuts with a clean crisp finish. Reminded me in some ways of Drakes Hoppy Ass Brown. Nice beer.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
clear amber, thin beige head, pleasant citrus hop aroma, robust hop flavor well balanced with some slightly sweet carmel malt, lingering bitter finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 11/20
bhensonb (13218) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 24, 2007
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Oggi’s, Liberty Station Point Loma. Light aroma of fruit and caramel malt. Decent amber color. White head that both filmed and laced. Rather thin bodied. Sweet caramel malt flavors insufficiently balanced with bitter hop. The finish is not at all dry.
Jabswitch (278) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 17, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had a real bite for an amber - which is kind of an ambiguous classification for a beer. I thought this was more bitter than the IPA that I had before this one. It was a good beer, but not exactly what I expected. Just a bit too bitter.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUN 17, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Oggis Mission Valley - Pours a clear deep amber color with a small off white head. Light lacing. Aroma is light malt and esters. Flavor is light malt and esters with just the right amount of bitterness. Light to medium body. A decent beer.