cduncan14 (138) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2013
Poured from draft to a pint. Way darker that a typical amber. Creamy brown head that sticks around for a while. Tons of caramel malt on the nose. A solid amber, but I wish it were a tad less sweet. It’s a solid amber, if a touch too sweet for my preferences. badhack (571) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Poured an amber with a strong malt and caramel notes. Some bitterness in the finish. beertholomeus (1814) - California, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Pours a dark amber color with a one finger tan head. Smells strongly of malts and some toffee, caramel and hop aromas. Tastes of malts and caramel with some hop bite. Slight bitter finish. Medium body and decent carbonation. Overall a great amber/esb style ale. BeerFunGuy (874) - California, USA - DEC 29, 2012
This beer pours a dark brownish red color. It has a thick copper tinged head which sticks around very well. It has a malt aroma and has a nice bitterness which is balanced well with a smoky malt flavor. This is a very well done beer all around.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone lusikka (7833) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2012
Draught @ Pacific Coast Brewing Company, Oakland. Rated on 19.10.2012.
brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Pours an amber colour with a white head. Aroma of toasted malts, dry grassy notes and some earth. Flavour is rather rich with toasted malts, strong grassy hops, earth and subtle caramel sweetness. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a bitter, slightly sweet finish. Enjoyable.
Nice amber color with a soapy white head. Some sweet toasted bread and biscuit malt notes. A nice floral hop aroma, mild earthy notes, and some yeast. Light fruit esters on the palate, some toffee malts, toast, and biscuit. Mild earth tones and very mild hop bitterness. Robbievegas (469) - Las vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Tried this on tap at Beer Lands inside the Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco. Sweet malt flavor with nice citrus hop notes, a well balanced amber.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone DedicatedToFun (4003) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Overall okay Amber, hops and yeast, tawny color, but smooth and nice overall. iammatt (22) - California, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Pours a rich copper, deep color color with a finger width off white head that slowly fades to cap the whole beer, leaving lacing behind as the beer is drank. The smell of sweet toffee and grain dominate the nose. The beer opens with a huge sweet, toasted grain taste that is quickly balanced by the hops leaving behind a pleasant, almost candy aftertaste with the back of the tongue bitterness from the hops. Has a medium body and a sweet mouth feel with ample carbonation. A good amber ale, easily drinkable, generously hopped and plenty of malt to balance it out.
LtDan (1808) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Appearance: Pours a clear dark amber with a 1/8 inch tan film.
Aroma: Sweetened iced tea and a faint dank hop nose.
Taste: Sweet bready malt. Citrus american hop juicy bitterness. Very balanced.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, juicy,with modest carbonation.
Overall: Highly drinkable, very balanced between malty and bitter, and exceeded my expectations.