Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2010
Pours hazy and ruby red with a thin white head. Aroma is very floral and hopy. Nice mouth feel, very creamy. Very hopy as well,with a strong pine like flavour as well excellent progression of flavour and an excellent bitter finish. This is a very nice brew. Interesting and unique. DuffMan (10606) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 4, 2010
Bottle, bought for me by Rockley at Zin in Calgary. Thanks buddy! Hazy amber brown, off-white head. Lightly toasty sweet malt aroma, with some citrus and floral hops. Body is a little chewy and a little toasty, with a really nice citrus and floral hop finish. ood balance, great flavours. Wouldn’t have pegged this as a California common style, but it rocks anyway! Atom (2558) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2010
12oz bottle dark thick amber brownish with foamy off white head, sediment. Aroma is flowery with caramel, toffee, nutty. Taste very nutty with molasses, vanilla, slight citrus/pine finish also a light coppery. Decent. beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - JUL 5, 2010
Sample at Wine World. Thick nut brown with a light tan head. Scent is hoppy. Taste is light hops and sweet malts. Bitter finish. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2010
Bottled. Poured rich, hazy brown with just as much dense off-white head. The aroma picked up sweet, toasted caramel and nutty notes with accents of molasses and vanilla.. sweet overall, sporting some dusty yeast. The flavor found some fruit along with caramel and molasses at the core.. dry and spicy at the back end, and I can’t tell for the life of me where it came from.. bitter and sharp pine notes stuck on the finish. Medium-bodied and well carbonated on the palate.. again sharp, but for no good reason.. OK stuff, but I don’t need another.
jkwalking05 (4743) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Amber with a decent beige head. Aroma is of malt, honey and cardboard. Taste is of cardboard and malt. bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2010
Bootle. Pours a reddish deep amber. Good slightly rocky head. Some lacing. Aroma is all about the malt with plenty of caramel and bready malt. Some citrusy hops but these really are in the back ground. Flavours are much the same with plenty of malt sweetness. Good resiny bitter finish. Good beer gam (4037) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 28, 2010
Very light tinge pink head of good size medium carbonation in dark amber to red brown pour aroma fruity malty caramel flavour citrus bitter like peel grapefruit caramel more like an IPa resinous taste vanilla nut touch finish even tastes that are pleasing strong bitter lasting but it tastes like an IPA islay (2931) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 10, 2010
12 oz. bottle. Cookie to biscuit aroma. Chalk dryness. Candied flower smell. Pleasant but not outstanding or particularly strong aroma. Am I detecting Belgian-esque yeast? Pours a bronze to sable color, maybe with some copper. More light brown than amber in color. Hazy from the yeast. Large amount of surprisingly thick, uneven, long-lasting, light taupe-colored head. Produces good lacing. Dry taste. Low on flavor but not unpleasant. Cardboard. Some fruit that is hard to identify: Maybe pomegranate? Floral flavor. A touch of metal in the finish (not a good thing). Light body. Mineral water-like palate effects. Baird Red Rose Amber Ale probably is better than this score indicates, and it is interesting, but no more so than one would expect from a hybrid style like California Common. kopher (593) - New York, USA - JAN 24, 2010
(nice) cloying sweet aroma, very floral and fruity -- peaches and grapefruit.
blurry amber, thick frothy bright beige head.
flavor is much milder, lots of floral and some fruit, but slightly watery.
somewhat thin, carbonation got lost in the head, leaves mild boring finish.