fordest (2386) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - APR 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with friends after a trip out to eat. Amazing amber color with a thick head that had great lacing. Aromas of hops and bright fruit and caramel. Similar flavors. Full mouthfeel. Pretty good for the style.
Block (2165) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
It poured like a brown ale. Not bad. Pretty balanced, sweet backbone, darker malts, caramel. Some hops in the finish.
jbruner (3850) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 7, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear golden brown from the bottle with bubbly white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of sweet caramel malts with hints of earth. Taste is less sweet, better balance with some citrus hop notes over nice malt back end. I could see why they are sought after, but want to try other styles.
ADfan (815) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In the glass it has a honey amber color with a medium head. Aroma of earthiness, spices and fruit. Taste is very good. It has some bitterness up front and then some tangerine and orange. Resin-like finish. Good beer.
Lubiere (12679) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A reddish copper ale with a thin lacing light mocha head. In aroma, sweet caramel malt resinous floral hops, very nice. In mouth, a nice caramel malt with light floral hops, grapefruit pulp, nice and smooth. On tap at brewery.
blipp (7904) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours amber with a white head. Light sweet malty base, some bready and toasty notes, and mild earthy bitterness. Balanced and drinkable.
Bacterial (2775) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep amber pour with a fluffy off white head. Amber in color only, this is a straight up IPA. Big pine hops in the nose. Spicy pine hops, followed by a pretty massive bitter finish.
ctipping (1109) - Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 mL bottle. Amber body. Small white head. Lightly fruity aroma. Caramel. Apple and a little nutty. Tastes pretty sweet. Light caramel sweetness. Strong bitterness and grassy hop flavor. Nutty malt flavor lingers with the bitterness. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Kinda meh.
heyden (137) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amazing nose; distinctive caramel malt and spicy resiny hops. Taste is the same; with quite a lasting bitter aftertaste. I feel the hops and the malt compete with each other, rather than work together, although the hoppyness is consistent with the west coast style. Overall an enjoyable hoppy amber
Blairgus (4042) - California, USA - SEP 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
23 sept 2015, tap at smog city. Dark Amber, clear, no bubbles. Nose is pine hops and amber malt. Thin/med body and mildly fizzy. Pine and lemon hops with a relatively bitter finish. Drowns out the amber malt. Nice.