Theydon_Bois (16859) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at PP Solana Beach, 14/11/14.
Reddish amber with a moderately appointed light beige covering.
Nose is sweet caramel, perfume, candied fruit peel, hoppy notes.
Taste comprises toasted brown sugar, light tropical fruits, sweet licks, pine, sticky candy.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Doesn’t deliver much for the ABV, too sweet, needs more bitterness.
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - OCT 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, amber pour, off white head, nose is caramel, taste is caramel, sweet, nutty
Gription79 (2827) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on draft at San Clemente brewery. Hoppy, resin, citrus, caramel, sweet and fruity alcohol, pine.
Dogbrick (11480) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the brewpub. Pours a slightly hazy reddish-amber color with a thin foamy off-white head that dissipates quickly to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of malt, pine and hops. Medium to full body with a resiny hops character and notes of earthy malt and ripe fruit. The finish is malty up front with a floral hops aftertaste. Above average overall.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at PPSC. Pours a clear red, amber. Medium tan foam. Fresh, bright, sticky nutty hops. Good lace. Rich butterscotch, fresh orange juice, powerful walnut and marzipan in the aroma. Mild fumey alcohol.. Taste is similar to a Sierra Nevada Red IPA with mega pine needle, hop resin. Much more aggressive than expected. Really nice.
dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep brownish red with a thick off white head. The nose is is spicy, citrus, pine and caramel. The taste is high bitter and medium sweet with a mostly bitter finish. The texture is astringent, a bit harsh. The body is heavy and the finish is long.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at DLD 2013. Dark red color. Good thin khaki head. Great lace. Smooth, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Lightly spicy hop character. Light caramel. Bitter taste. Great imperial red
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Pours with a clear bronze hued body with an off-white head. Aromas are of brown sugar, massive pine, caramel and medium esters. Flavors are brown sugar, leather, caramel malt, toasty, red fruit, medium bitter. Fruity finish. Medium carbonation, somewhat dry with a lingering bitterness.
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy amber pour with an off-white head. Caramel, toffee, and toasted malt. Some cardboard, weird berries, kind of leathery, and floral, spicy hop character. Bitter and astringent flavor. Some caramel and toffee, maybe a bit of toast. Some leather, floral and spicy hops, and a bit of cardboard.
thome50 (1285) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at PP SC. Pours a dark, clear, red with very slight tan head. Aroma is PP San Clemente earthy with some mild smoked malt character. Taste is tobacco, wet soil, slight hop, pepper and some roasted coffee bean elements. Overall, nice but didn’t think of this as a strong ale.