Ibrew2or3 (7091) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours with a clear deep red garnet sort of glistening body that supports a thin tan head of foam. The aroma offers up malts, roasted malts and then a mix of sweet nuttiness and mild dark cherry like fruity esters. The taste starts with a fairly rich mix of malts, biscuit malts, some roasted malts and then a mix of modest pine to citrus like hoppiness. The bitterness grows some to midway and into the finish where a faint ripe dark red cherry esteriness is noticed. Nice!
pdx77 (1443) - Oregon, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle. Ruby hued amber color. Aroma is pungent citrus and pine with intense caramel note; reminiscent of barleywine aromas. Taste starts out sweet caramel and citrus, but veers into a slightly off-putting unripened sour grapefruit note that throws off the balance. Finishes with too much of the bitter sour citrus.
pdx76 (645) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - pours cloudy amber with thick head. Nose of aged malt, grass, and yeast. Smooth mouthfeel. Taste is funky blend of sweet malt and bitter hops. This strangely created a sour finish for this one. Takes a few sips to get used to.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
beerguy80 (2) - - JAN 10, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I really like this beer. I go back with these guys since the days when they owned the beer making shop on Clement in the Richmond (SF) and I am super happy to see how successful they have become. There are a lot of heavily hopped West Coast ales on the market but this one has a great balance, a nice, soft amber malty-ness, and a strong but not overwhelming punch to it. One of my favorite beers.
Westmeister (1829) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ale Alpharetta December Meeting. Dark amber with slight creamy head. Aroma was floral and citrus hops with caramelly malt. Flavor was sweet caramel malts, spicy and citrus hops. Comes off a unbalanced by the hops and finished slightly harsh for me.
reberiii (360) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 12oz bottle, clear reddish with two fingers of creamy foam. Hoppy aroma of garlic, onion grass and pine. Super smooth over the tongue, exceptionally easy to drink, and finishes with a faint grapefruit bitter.
HIGHB4LL (656) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle at The Black Market Tavern. Appearance: amber color, decent sized off-white head that diminished quickly, good lacing, clear. Aroma: citrus, caramel, floral, yeast, resin. Palate: light-medium body, thin texture, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Taste: mildly sweet upfront followed by medium and lingering bitterness. Overall, a really drinkable beer with good balance and good taste; could easily buy a six-pack of this and not be tired of it at the end.
boxofrane (2258) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Wegmans. Pours clear amber with a medium sized off white head, decent retention, some lacing. The aroma has a nice caramel malt presence, some floral notes, a bit of pine. The taste is a bit more malty than the packaging suggests but does have a nice, bold bitter finish. Enjoyable brew.
jjgmd (1509) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Caffe Sapore, San Francisco, pours an amber red color with a small head. Nose is sweet and citrusy and quote pleasant. Taste is sweet with citrus notes and well balanced with a malty taste as well. Finish is sweet with moderate lingering. A decent well very balanced amber ale. Quaff Score 8 / 10
zgaier (1460) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled at Cafe Sapore in North Beach, San Francisco. Pours amber with a beige tan head and aroma of hops and toasty malt. Taste is well balanced, nice hoppy citrus notes with balancing malt and caramel leading to a hoppy, fruity finish. Very drinkable ale