WeeHeavySD (3379) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at The Bruery, Pours orange tan head sweet slight hops taste is rich and malt and quite bold 18.104.22.168.14
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - FEB 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Dark brown pour. Had a very nutty aroma, some hoppiness in the there as well. Very hoppy flavor, quite tasty.
alexanderj (3527) - Branson, Missouri, USA - FEB 4, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Bruery a few Fridays ago. Color was golden amber with a light tan head. Aroma of earth, pine, Belgianish yeast with a hint of BO. Flavor was a bit of an odd mix for me. Hops were very earthy, and reminded me a bit of mesquite wood mixed with BO. Dry finish. Not very balanced. Just ok for me.
Brewsmith (148) - Torrance, California, USA - FEB 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a growler fill at the Bruery poured into a Willi Becher style 0.5 L glass. Aroma is a combination of fresh American hop cirtus with Belgian yeast fruit, spice, and bubblegum. Amber brick orange with a big pillowy beige head. Hop flavor is up front with caramel and toasted malt flavors. A touch of sweetness, but balanced toward bitterness. Higher carbonated like many of their beers. Dry finish with some lingering bitterness and yeast character.
kegbear (436) - Orange, California, USA - JAN 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bruery. Amber pour with thick white head. Flavor of piney hops and spice. Dry and very good.
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - JAN 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Flavors of hops and some orange peel, spruce. Dry but very good.
BMan1113VR (7916) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours with a foamy, off-white head and a hazy dark amber body. Good lacing. Tons of citrus and spicy hops with a bit of fruit. Surprised at the ABV. Taste is a bit of Belgian yeast, earthiness, and spicy hops. Lively bubbles and a bit dry. Very good, stuff.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2009 On tap at the bruery
This poured an opaque amber with reddish highlights with a one fingered off white head. The flavor was dry up front with a slightly sweet finish. Very enjoyable, it would be a good session beer.