dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2006
Has a mild aroma and generally plain apperance. The flavor is the strange part. Has a tinny metal flavor. Not sure where that comes from. But, it detracts from th e rest of the flavor User37895 (3085) - - MAY 31, 2006
UPDATED: APR 30, 2007 A nice refreshing beer with flavor and smoothness. Pour is amber to copper in color, excellent head on draft (esp in SFO), great retention and lacing. Aroma was bready and lightly fruited, nutty? Flavor was light fruits, citrus, bread, v. light and well-balanced hopping in the finish. This is a great session beer. Mouthfeel is moderate to heavy for a lager, moderate for an ale. Under-rated if you can get this regularly on draft. molassesfan (202) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2006
12oz bottle. Pours a light brown with a thick white head. Has a bit of lacing. Aroma of nuts and dried fruit with yeastiness. Tastes of hops and raisins, a bit malty. Creamy mouthfeel, finish is of hops. My first California Common. agl108 (1307) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2006
12 oz. bottle. Dark orange color. Nose is floral and malty. Flavor is malty with a bitter finish. Crisp and quite refreshing. One of my gateway brews to the world of better beer. ironryan22 (52) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2006 certainly not my cup of tea, weird bitterness in the finish, certainly not cartwheeling over this one.
RoyceH (1200) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - MAY 26, 2006
Mid to dark orange colour, little gassy white head. Lively. Hoppy, quite bitter. Corn. Not a great deal to this beer, typical american beer on the whole. 505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - MAY 23, 2006
Orangish brown pour, small white head. Aroma had some hops, malt, citrus, but not too strong. Taste was excellent though, pretty hoppy, bitter, with a slight tart citrus/green grapes taste, and a nutty finish, with some taste of pine. Medium body, enjoyable beer. Great for hot summer drinking, when you want a beer for refreshment, but still with some complex qualities. GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - MAY 22, 2006
Damn this is good! I know that’s not very thought provoking but I can’t help it. That’s what I thought when I first drank it. Aroma has a fantastic combonation of malt and hops. Appearance is a deep rusty orange color with great head. Mouthfeel is intense with medium-body roundness that is nice and soft. Flavor, like the aroma, is expertly balanced between hoppy and malty. This is entirely enjoyable, highly drinkable and would pair great with most food. EXCELLENT! xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2006
arom: lager. Ap: reddish orange brown, clear, ok head. F: lagery, corny. P: bad aftertaste, bitter corn metal. O: yuck. work to drink. Jabswitch (278) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2006
Only California common I have had. Nice looking burnt orange color. Slight sweetness in aroma. A bitterness normally not found in a "beer" as opposed to an ale. Took awhile to develop a taste for it but found it satisfying. The beer I poured had a thin, quickly disappearing head and a fairly lively carbonation which I like.