RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
This California Strong Ale was first brewed in 1986 and gained notoriety appearing in Newsweek Magazine. Brewed with a variety of hops from Tasmania, Australia, and Washington state, it has a smooth malt character with a hint of sweetness and a fruity aroma. A favorite at the Hayward Brewery 8% ABV.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBunn (2800) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Bottle. This beer pours a hazy amber with a decent sudsy head and very little aroma. A little dish soap and honey is about it. Flavor is interesting, but not at all what I was expecting. Its definitely spicy... kind of a zing to it that is almost like coriander or maybe even fennel. It holds a fair amount of sweetness and is a little bit sticky on the palate. Finish is spicy with a little residual sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7619) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy orange-apricot color with a medium sized foamy orange-white head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was dry, minty, herbal, a bit earthy and had a piney presence. The flavor was tart and tangy mint, perfume, herbal hosp and faint citrus. Medium length tart and tangy min and perfume finish. Medium body. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine in Boca Raton, FL. Pilsner glass. Deep amber-orange color with significant haze. Very thin white head. Little lacing. The aroma is grass, apricot, smoke and bread. (Not sure where the smoke comes from but it seemed smoky to me.) Taste is very malty with dark fruits and floral notes. It also has kind of a smoke, roasted flavor on the finish. Dry finish as well. Maybe my palette is off today. A little odd, but not too bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
cheap (5738) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2013
the devil on a sunday. from a bottle garnered from vintage. clean smell, somewhat volatile. nice thik creamy head. fades to a cloudy pale looking thing. first taste is rather alky. comes across like medicine. seems like much more than 7%. aroma goes somewhat metallic. I know buffalo for the milder beers, somewhat surprising. nasty nellie from the pirates. for a strong beer, it does have decent carbonation sizzle. overall, not impressed

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Buffalo Bills Tasmanian Devil. Serving: 12 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a nice amber orange color with a fluffy head. The nose is mostly citrus with nice orange notes. The flavor has a solid caramel and malt backbone with a good orange and touch of grass. Medium mouthfeel with a medium finish. I was surprised to see this as an English Strong Ale. I was guessing IPA the whole way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (5556) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2013
From a bottle. Tastes like mild floral hops. Slightly malty and slightly sweet. Fruity aroma like apricots, plums, and hops. Smooth, medium body, and low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (5909) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Bottle. Pours light, hazy amber with average, frothy white head. Aroma is oranges, cloves, herbs, biscuit and cereal malts, grassy and citrus hops, and light toast. Flavor is balanced dry, bready malts and grassy hops with supporting mixed herbs and citrus esters; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (6014) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 28, 2013
A strong orange-fruit aroma that I loved. Nice. A good hop flavor up front and in the finish. The orange notes work well. A good beer for the girls too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - APR 27, 2013
12oz bottle poured into glass. Not sure why this would be under the category of English strong ale. It taste pretty much like a regular IPA. Nice hoppy presence with a solid malt backing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
smith4498 (3616) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2013
Pours burnt orange color with off white head. Bread dough aroma with some caramel and alcohol. Sweet caramel and bread dough flavors with some grassy hops and slight bitterness. Slight alcohol burn. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

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