DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Nugget in Vacaville CA. I was surprised at the amount of hop. There was a good amount of hop, but it did level off towards the back end. Great flavor and nicely balanced.
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brokensail (12468) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Track 7. Rich amber colored beer with an off-white head. Sweet caramel dominates the nose. Some bread, toast, and floral hops. A hint of burnt sugar. There’s a nice sweetness to the flavor, but not a whole lot of balance/bitterness. Needs a bit more hop character. Some grass and citrus, at least. Okay.
bb (7305) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Copper beer with a cream head. Grapefruit and light vanilla aroma. Toasted malt and light caramel flavor with light grapefruit. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and pine linger with toasted malt and light caramel.
slowrunner77 (6698) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"Nice Irish red/American red hybrid. Nutty & malty with caramel and chocolate, but with ample citrusy hops to provide a pretty nice balance and complexity."
GenDV138 (2860) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (Bottled 10/16/2013) poured into a tulip. Pours a dark amber color with a half inch off-white head that fades quickly. Light lacing. Aromas of spices, toast, grapefruit citrus, tropical fruit. Tasting notes of grapefruit citrus, caramel, malts, bitter hops, light toast, a bit of pine/resin. Malt forward beer, medium-light body with a semi-dry finish.
Fatehunter (1579) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a finger of head on a clear, but dark amber colored body.
The aroma is a strong lemon and orange smell blend. Pretty good.
The taste is moderately bitter moving to a sharp bitter finish. There is a burnt malt note at the very end too, which makes for an interesting finish.
The texture is soft and bubbly with moderate carbonation.
I like it, it’s a bit different that most amber ales.
anders37 (18904) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ SF Beer Week Opening Celebration 2013, Concourse Exhibition Center, San Francisco, CA. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy weak piney caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel hoppy flavor with piney hints. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.
joeneugs (3933) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at the 2013 SF beer week opening celebration. It pours a clear amber color with an off white head. the aroma is mildly dark fruity with some rye and a good piney hop balance. The flavor is clean and dry with spicy malt and hops. Strong flavor, very nice.
Dodgrblu (663) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
5 ounce sampler at Flaming Grill Cafe; the commercial description is spot on. Thin, replenishing head, good effervescence. But for the ABV, very sessionable.
BeerandBlues2 (10606) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours hazy amber with a small, frothy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is toast, biscuit and caramel malt with light spicy and earthy hops, and light fruity esters. Flavor is malt dominant with medium hops and bitterness, light fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.