deanso (10141) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - FEB 21, 2014
sample @THT courtesy of MrHangover.
Thin creamy white head. Clear golden amber pour. Slightly bitter. Pretty nice. AHSlowhand (46) - - JAN 19, 2014
Not exactly what i was expecting from this one. Poured from 750ml into snifter. Strange combo with this one LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Appearance: Pours copper with a quickly subsided white head.tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Aroma: Fruity hops,far more sweet citrus than pine, sweet and toasted malt.
Taste: Mild American C hops. Fruity and dank, but not too bitter. Toasty caramel malts. Finishes with medium bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, average carbonation.
Overall: I liked this far more than I anticipated I would. I’ve never been a real fan of Common/Steam Beer. Just goes to show you enough hops can make anything tasty.
bomber shared. poured a golden orange with a lot of floaties. biscuit malt upfront on the nose. with some hops in there...flavor is totally strange to me..never really rated one of these styles of beer. flavor is bready malt and hops that are mild but yet distinctive...a mild beer in body but the flavor is pretty good. burg326 (5482) - Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Poured an amber color with aromas of hops, light spice some feint wood and some toast. Flavors follow suit an interesting mixture of styles that seemed to work.
SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Pours bright shiny, coppery orange with a small light beige head. Smells of biscuit, toffee, mild fruitiness, hints of citrus. Taste is bready, fruity, hints of sweet and hints of bitterness. Medium-bodied with a slick texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Cigar City/Coronado Not-So-Common-India Pale Ale finishes with a mild lingering bitterness. SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 9, 2013
Un liquide qui me surprend par sa couleur foncé. Ceci dit, je peux facilement dire que cette robe ambrée porte fièrement et longuement sa coiffe de mousse. Au nez, c’est aussi une surprise. Le côté malté a certainement une profondeur. Outre les biscuits et le pain, cette bière dégage des parfums de caramel et de sucre brun. La partie des houblons n’est certainement pas aussi développée. Quelques efluves de citron traversent l’expertise maltée mais sans plus. En bouche, les céréales font aussi preuve de générosité. Le sucre brun, le caramel foncé, les noix et les effets chocolatés sont bien visibles. Le jeu des houblons est, quant à lui, bien faible. Les saveurs d’agrumes et de fleurs me semblent bien éloignées. Au palais, rien pour déplaire. Un corps riche et crémeux avec une présence modérée des bulles. En finale, quelques soubresauts de résine se manifestent à travers un malt tissé serré. Jamesthebrit (421) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2013
A: yeasty and malty smell. A sort of weird funky earthy like stale hops.
A: Looks great on the pour. Red amber with a creamy full tan head.
T: Yeasty. Earthy. A weird sweetness that lingers around. Sweetness, not from alcohol, but it’s like stale broccoii or something.
P: Terrible on the palate. Carbonation is good but the flavor profile is very off. Finish is awful. Like I said that sweet stale vegetable note.
Overall just not a good beer (perhaps inherent of the style). There is a hint of malt but that’s about it for good flavors. This will be rough to finish. Happybeer420 (1) - - DEC 5, 2013 does not count
It was a novelty beer with good hints of a multitude of blends and styles that can peak many interest when sitting at a table with fellow beer geeks trying to pick out what they were attempting BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Bottle via my FLA guy and snifter enjoyed: Pours a beautiful crimson amber hie with a mostly lasting frothy head and some sheets of lace. The aroma has noticed crystal and bready malt but there is plenty of piney and grapefruit aromatics as well. Slightly spicy and earthy too. The taste is still quite malt centered and slightly sweet except for a finishing spicy and woody bite. Seem to have a little Coronado Red Devil in it’s design. It is very drinkable and would have been more so but for tad tannic (teabaggy) aftertaste.... all that said, this is nothing like what most people would call a Cali Common in any shape or form.