JohnnyJ (3892) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Amber pour with slight haze and off-white head. Citrusy hops, nice caramel malt background, light biscuit, and fruit. Not too hoppy, very easy drinking.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber color with ivory foam. Big spicy, herbal hop aromas. medium bodied. Nice grassy, spicy, sticky hop flavors in a pale malt base brew--good
LtDan (1718) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at PP Carlsbad
Appearance: Pours a clear amber gold with a thick tight white head.
Aroma: Faint floral and citrus.
Taste: Quick citrusy piny punk. Dry pale malt. Bitter lingering.
Overall: Enjoyable,balanced, not very bitter. Something I would keep drinking tho.
SDalkoholic (1998) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Pizza Port OB: Poured a solid amber color with a tint of orange. Absolutely no development of head up top. Instant aroma of hops and a faint smell of malts. The drink has a thin palate witrh only a minimal amount of flavors happening. Taste of sweet caramel malts and an addition of hop pellets is really the only thing this beer as going for itself. This reminds me so much of a home made beer kit recipe.
badlizard (5525) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at PP Carlsbad. Clear yellow with a fluffy white head. Nice citrus and light grass aroma and a taste of grapefruit straw and light malt. Decent.
brokensail (9108) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber in color with a finger of white head. Smells moderately hoppy. Not as citrusy as I had hoped, though. A bit piney and resinous, maybe grassy. Sweet caramel and bready malts are also plentiful. Flavor is moderately bitter and somewhat citric. Grassy and piney hops along with quite a bit of sweet caramel and toffee malt. Medium bodied with medium carbonation.
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours with a clear amber body with a small, off-white head. Aromas are fruity, citrusy, soft, bready, grassy and caramel. Flavors are soft, bready, grainy, munich like, toasty, fruity, strawberry and citrus. Lively bubbles, dry finish. Tasty little amber with a solid malty but not caramel infused backbone.
pantanap (3323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at pizza port ocean beach... Pours a mostly clear copper penny brown and topped with a a creamy white head... Biscuity caramel, toffee, and lighter citrus undertones ... Biscuity toasty malt and grain, lighter caramel, lighter citrus hop coming in late. Lighter bodied with medium carbonation. Not too big of a hop focus and more malt based.
danielcurtis81 (1517) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on tap at Port OB. The appearance is a clear amber that leans towards the browner side. Not much head to speak of. The aromas are light doses of herbal hops. The flavors are herbal hops, almost an iced tea flavor going on. Light roasted malts too. The mouth is a little under carbonated. Fairly drying. A decent and refreshing beer but for fresh hop beers go with the Monkey Tail or Get Wet.