Blairgus (2195) - California, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
3 Nov 2013, cask at Ritual Brewery. Amber, clear, no bubbles. Nose is nice; peaches and very faint grapefruit hops. Med body and almost entirely flat. This is a lot sweeter than the normal version, peaches are bigger, hops aren't as noticeable. I like this better than the normal extra red. It is a heavy beer but flavors aren't extreme. Very good.
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Earlier Rating: 11/3/2013 Total Score: 3.4
3 Nov 2013, tap at Ritual Brewery. Light brown and a tad cloudy. Nose is slightly sweet, mild alcohol, maybe some soft or mealy peaches. Med body and faintly fizzy. Slightly bitter, red malt, some peaches. Nice enough.
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badlizard (5525) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewery. Clear dark orange with a fizzy white head. Toffee, citrus, and toasted cereal grain aroma and taste with an earthy, leathery bitter finish. Smooth medium bodied palate.
Strykzone (4200) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Received in a growler swap from whatsupstairs. Thanks! Shared with Hayduke. Our first face to face tasting. Amber and lightly hazed. A big funky looking beige head. It subsided unevenly. Hops in front of the nose are citrus and floral. Nice. This seems fresh and the hops are bright. Thanks again, Justin. Biscuit in the malts. Caramel, too. There are prevalent fruit notes that are also quite nice. Bitterness comes along with some sour flavor that is grapefruit. Perhaps Cascade hops. This is borderline Pale Ale and is heavy on the hops for that style. Midway the floral notes move to the front. Toffee jumps in. It becomes earthy and is chewy. The hops put this over the top for me. Nicely done.
hayduke (3080) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a growler share with Strykzone. Poured a copper red color with an off -white head. Nose if caramel malts and floral notes. Medium in body with a soft carbonated mouth feel. Flavor is fruity with floral and earthy notes, and big toasty malts. The floral hops are big for an amber and lead to a good chewy bitter finish. Very nice.
anders37 (14752) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens, Escondido, CA. Pours a dark amber reddish color with an off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma with hoppy hints. Fruity malty earthy hoppy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty earthy hoppy finish.
jdskinns (170) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle thanks to mashmaster. Pours a reddish amber color with a white head. Aroma is fruity and sweet. Taste is malty, sweet, and stone fruit. Sticky, medium body. Good stuff.
GT2 (7035) - Riverslime, California, USA - DEC 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Ritual. Pours a clear, deep amber. Weak foam. Nose is hoppy, toasty, vegetal. Taste is malty, spicy, decently hoppy. Odd, weaker DMS character. Not a fan.
beersearcher (2168) - Glendale, California, USA - DEC 9, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Only so-so. Amber isn’t an uber exciting style but this just seems bland. No hop presence and a little viscous. Better than the wit by a mile but not tasty to me.
brokensail (9159) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber in color with an off-white head. Sweet toffee malt, some perfumery floral hops, and a bit of yeast. Moderate toast, some bread, and a bit of caramel. Tastes of toast, bread, and toffee. Light caramel, some floral hops, and a very light bitterness. Not bad, but kind of a boring, middle of the road amber.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at E! Burger. Rating #1. Nice dark amber pour with a beige head. Nice rich caramel aroma, nice and malty. Toasty and more caramel, but not so sweet with the caramel, nicely done. (2506)