JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 6, 2011
I had this on tap at The Pint House in Fullerton.
It’s an amber colored pour with an off white head. The flavor has a very good balance of hops and malt. Very tasty and drinkable. Blairgus (4613) - California, USA - OCT 14, 2011
14 oct 2011, tap at the brewery. Very light nutty brown w no bubbles. Really strong grapefruit hops. Not thing like I expected. Sweet candied grapefruit w bitter finish. Gorgeous! Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Tap at the brewery. Rating #6. Great looking beer, slight haze and it was a beautiful dark red color. Nice aroma, nice bit of hops with a nice light toasty sweetness. Flavor was similar, good bit if hops balanced by a nice maltiness that made it real drinkable, good stuff. (1799) LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAY 4, 2011
Appearance: Pours a clear copper with a white ring of head.
Aroma: Juicy hops, sweet earthy malt.
Taste: Hop bitterness and toasty malt. Finishes with lingering toast.
Mouthfeel: Fizzy, medium bodied.
Overall: Well balanced beautiful nose, drinkable beer. bhensonb (15194) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Bomber from Craft Beer Kings. Pours copper with an off-white head. Aroma is treacle/toffee with suggestions of hops. Med body, at least. Flavor is rather hoppy - citrus/pine, accompanied by some nifty thinly treacle malt flavors. It’s all a little thin, but the flavors are robust in combination - was that a contradiction there? Anyway, it’s maltily, hoppily spritely. Making me think of rum and coke. Non sequitur. Tasty drink, but a bit unusual.
Patrickctenchi (6588) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 13, 2016
Nearly clear, dark amber with a small beige head.
Slightly spicy/woody caramel malt, maybe a little blood orange in the aroma?
Flavour is sweet caramel malt, orange malt, a little pine with a mild citrus-peel bitter.
Bright and lively......
One of the better Ambers I’ve had in a while. shrubber85 (11408) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 14, 2017
Bottle. Buttery toffee malt, light alcohol, and fresh hay aroma. Dark amber with moderate head. Moderately sweet nutty toffee malt and moderately bitter quinine/fresh hay flavor. Good body - finishes a bit boozy. brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 20, 2011
This is the first batch of what will become a new production beer of theirs. They didn’t have a catchy name for it yet, so at this point it’s just "Red Ale". A: The pour lives up to the expectations of the style. Amber in color with a finger of khaki colored head. S: Starts off with a nice citrus hop note of grapefruit and tangerine. The hops quickly segue to the malt aromas of toast and bread. A mild toffee aroma and some red fruit flavors. T: A similar story on the palate. Grapefruit and tangerine hops and just a subtle pine bitterness. Toasted bread, toffee, and a slight caramel sweetness. There are some red berry type flavors in there as well. M: Medium in body and carbonation. O: Looking to see what kind of tweaks that will be made to this beer as they continue to brew it. yespr (45447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2012
Pours hazy amber with a small white head. Crisp hoppy and fruity. Bitter and smooth fruity, toasted malty. Ends bitter and crisp hoppy into the finish.