Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice red. Nice and full bodied, with a very pretty red coloring and a small head. Aroma is a bit spicy, but the hops are very upfront as well. Flavor is nice and full, with more spice, and a nice citrus element as well.
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Solana Beach. Light amber pour with thin off-white head. Aromas of caramel malt and light hops. Smooth, drinkable beer, but nothing too special. Must be their beer for the masses.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Odeed for this brew. Heavenly nose of hops and what would appear to be toffee.Luscious.Flavor is a bit of a letdown.Still hoppy and a bit bitter,IMHO there is something missing,like definition.nothing really stands out.
jtw (1149) - farmington, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
another bottle thanks to darkelf. prototypical amber color with a rather bland aroma of caramel malt and mild hops. a little citrus flavor salvages what is otherwise a pretty "meh" beer.
Odeed (1798) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 15, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours a nice deep red/orange witha small white head.i gather mostly citurs hops,and a small bit of malt in the aroma.the flavor is a well balanced mixture of citrus hops,and malts.the finish is crisp and clean with a bit of a hop bite.this is very easy to drink and refreshing.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 6, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark orange amber color, medium sized white head. Spicy hop aroma, with an undertone of malt sweetness. Slightly sweet nose with a sharp hop counterpoint that comes on quickly. Sweetness creeps in again at the finish, but is capped by a hop crispness. Mouthfeel is medium, and smooth. Good session beer.
bu11zeye (12400) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a cloudy burnt orange body with an average-sized creamy off-white head. Aroma of caramel and grapefruit. Nice balance of doughy malts and citrus hops in the flavor. Somewhat chewy body with a creamy textrue and bitter finish.
johnyvt (158) - West Hollywood, California, USA - APR 9, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2005 Tap at Carlsbad. Distinctively sour taste sets it apart from other reds, but I found this to be too watery. Thin, but hoppy finish.
billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - APR 3, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Solana. This beer was OK but rather thin. I’m not much of a red fan but it was in the sample tray.
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 26, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a nice ruby color with a medium head. Fruity Hop aroma with a bit of pine and malt. Flavor is heavier on the malt profile with a nice medium hoppiness. This is a good brew..