anders37 (15588) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a slightly malty caramel aroma with some hoppy hints. Sweetish malty hoppy caramel flavor. Has a slightly sweetish malty caramel finish with some hoppy hints in the aftertaste.
bhensonb (10360) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the brewpub. Copper color with a fine white head. Floral/fruit aromas. Medium body with frothy carbonation. Flavors of roasted caramel and floral hop. Finishes nicely bitter.
Ratman197 (9061) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Russian River poured a clear copper with a small lingering ivory head. Aromas of carmel, fruitiness and a hint of tea. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, light fruitiness and a hint of tea with a crisp bittersweet finish.
JoeMcPhee (8216) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale golden amber colour with a lot of fresh earthy hops on the nose. A little bit of spiciness and a solid balance of crackery malts and fresh hops. There is a nice dry-hopped resinousness on the back. It’s a simple but well made bitter… no real estery character at all.
Dogbrick (7253) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2011 Sample at the brewpub. Pours amber with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of bready malt and hops. Medium body with flavors of sweet malt and hops along with a touch of pine. The finish is toasted malt with a lingering sweetness left behind. Decent overall.
bb (6719) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 12, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Amber beer with an off-white head. Earthy, grassy, citrus aroma. Grassy, citrus hop flavor with some caramel. Lingering grassiness. Medium bodied. Slight astringency.
marcus (6022) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 13, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Russian River. This pale ale poured with a thin off-white head with slightly discernible floral aroma. This brew is aptly named in that there is a strong flavor that resembles what I think dead leaves would taste like. Even though there is a low BU rating (32), this ale is quite bitter. This is an interesting brew, but not particularly satisfying.
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark yellow with no head. Mild hops and citrus aroma. Tangy orange and lemon taste.
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler at the RR Brewpub (Santa Rosa, CA). Largely Orange body up front with a fairly clear body, and a decent offwhite head that sticks around acceptably. Aromas are caramel and citrus, decent bittering hop presence and biscuity malts. Slightly one dimensional but still an EPA, a style that borders on some stuff I really like. The malt presence is decent, but just not quite what I expected. A good beer, just a little dissappointing overall. Cheers.
DSG (5036) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 11, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(10/28/08) Draught sample at the brewpub in Santa Rosa. 5.75%. Clear deep golden color. Aroma of malt, slightly earthy hops, flowery notes and buttery hints. Sweet malty flavor with caramel notes and buttery hints. Continues with light bitterness. Medium-bodied.