AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light and bright golden with a thin white head. Both the nose and flavor are light citrus, bready malts and a touch smokey in the finish. Smooth on the palate and HIGHLY drinkable. Nice finish to an evening of RR Sours.
JoeTheYounger (1182) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - FEB 14, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light golden pour. Aroma not much going on, maybe some bread crumbs. Taste is grainy and bland. Overall mehh
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shenandoah Throwdown 2010. Thanks to Ken I think. Pours a hazed honey golden with good white fluffy head. Aroma is earth tea-like hops, floral fresh English hops, light citrus with lemon cracker toast and light malts. Flavor is ginger tea- leafy, cracker toast, light floral and citrus, fresh toast, bread and light cereal malts, some slight fruity esters all around, mineral and hard water finish. Pretty good.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a pale golden yellow color. Nose is feint with floral hops and cereal grains, taste is thin, light bitterness, light in body, and finishes with a really nice floral hop wash.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at toronado SD. Pours clear gold with a small bubbly white head. Nice nose of citrus hops and some cereal grain. Light bitter finish.
Ratman197 (13260) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Russian River poured a clear orange amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness and spicy hops. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, spicy hops and light carmel with as smooth dry finish.
falschfreiheit (22) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating from growler brought home, but usually get it on tap at the brewpub.I think it changed a little when it want from "Gaffers Bitter" at 5.??% to "Gaffers" at 4.68, and I understand itís planned to come down to 4.5% eventually.
Light clear golden brown. Poured with a nice thick white head that leaves some lacing on the glass as it settles down to an irregular covering. Aroma is bread, floral, pine/resin; good hop presence. Bit of citrus. Slightly bready mouthfeel with a good amount of effervescence. Slight metallic notes.
Overall: well balanced and very drinkable and sessionable. Can happily drink pint after pint of this.
Vikingbrew (193) - Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Straw color with white head. Clear. Crisp light malt with bitter aftertaste. Very drinkable.
jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Russian River. A clear amber with a small white head that leaves a large amount of lacing on the glass. Aroma is light hops with a bit of earthiness and caramel malt. Initial taste is sweetness, followed by a bit of slight bitter hops. Finish is a bit of sweet malt. Light bodied. Medium carbonation.
JaBier (6976) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tried this one at the brewpub on 8/6/10. Clear gold pour with a medium white head. Nose of English malt and what I believe to be American hops. Flavor starts with English malt and finishes with American hops. Decent for the style.