jredmond (5555) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog 2012. Draft at the tasting room with Linh while doing a mini-brewery tour of San Diego. Pours a lightly hazy orange body with white lacing. Aroma is light and fruity - maybe some grassy notes as well. Mouthfeel is medium to soft with notes of citrus fruits - but not really bitter grapefruit. More grass comes through on the palate in addition to some nice clean malt and floral character.
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the tasting room when they first opened. Probably the 2nd lowest flocc-ed (appearance wise) beer of the flight. Slightly darker hue than the others, lightly hazed golden-slightly bronze. Medium sized white head, not the best retention, but good lace. Aromas are fruity, soft, grassy, medium citrus, light salinity, floral, stone fruit. Much cleaner and drier than most. Lightly malty, bitter, but more rounded than some of the others. A trace amount of diacetyl. Medium caramel malt, light fruit, grassy hops. Lively, dry, lower body, not as sharp as the 009.