fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 23, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured hazy golden yellow, caramel, hoppy, malty, citrus, little bready, dry finish.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - OCT 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewpub. Orange-gold with amedium white head. Resiny citrus hop aroma with some crackery malt. The flavor is well balanced and a lot like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale in its distinctive malt and hop character, though it leans a little more toward hops. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. A nicely done pale ale, but really just seems like they wanted to clone SNPA and not do their own thing.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a great beer, Iím not sure why there are so many poor reviews. Maybe theyíve tweaked their recipe a bit because now it is superb. Pours golden with a medium lasting head. Aroma is big bold citrus- not really grapefruit but orange/tangerine/lemon. Very good. Flavor follows the aroma and is slightly sweet. Finish has a nice bitter kick. Borderline pale ale/IPA. Rocks!!!!
ElGaucho (2116) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught in Campbell. Nice hop aroma. Hazy gold body with no bubbles and an off-white head. Nice brussels lace. Creamy with doughy hops. Very nice. Excellent. I am pleasantly surprised. A little somthing off in the finish but not enough of an issue to cloud my enjoyment of this brew.
Uriel (146) - San Jose, California, USA - SEP 5, 2005
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft: Rock Bottom in Campbell, CA
Very light tan color with caramel notes and bare hints of smokiness. Thereís just not much to this beer - it had a hint of orangey sweet flavor, and one high note of hops, but it definitely didnít stick around.
DarkElf (2988) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUN 29, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Draft: Rock Bottom in Campbell, CA) The official description of this lightly flavorful beer talks about a malty sweetness, piney grapefruit and great for hop heads; Itís moderately sweet, but the rest is all lies; Itís not very malty and the mild hops isnít exactly going to appeal to hop heads; The dry finish is lightly bitter because all the malt flavor is gone; Very little in the nose; Light amber/copper in color; Off-white head fades to a thin sheen, and leaves a somewhat dense but thin coating of lacing on the glass