Dwalsh1542 (24) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Light, Carmel color. Lasting head, almost coffee flavored. Poured from the tap at the brewery. Solid style good beer! bytemesis (8351) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Tap. Pours clear reddish amber with a small off-white head and good lacing. Aroma is citrus and caramel with notes of fruit. Flavor is the same, plus a bit of metal. Lightly sweet, light bitter into the finish. Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 4, 2012
On tap at Drake’s Barrel House pouring up deep clear copper with amber hues and thin gold edges supporting an off white head of foam that leaves behind nice sheet lacing. The aroma is sweet, a little nutty and also sprinkled with somehow candy sweet hops (hmm? I don’t know how to describe this). The taste is yummy hop forward as I get near chewy pine hops, some spicy hops and then increasing hoppy resiny bitterness to midway helping to create an almost wood sap like spiciness. Off in the background thinly ringing the hops are echoes of malts and malt roastiness. Solid brew were the 50 IBU indication for this beer on the chalk board over the taps seems far too low. It seems more in the 75 IBU range. AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - FEB 15, 2012
On Tap at Livermore Saloon, pours a bit of a foggy rusty copper with a full, frothy cream colored head. Nice malt nose with slight hop influence. Same in the flavor with a dry slight bitter finish. Full caramel malt without getting too sweet. Nice balance. marcus (10221) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 30, 2011
On tap at Drakes Barrel House. Pours reddish brown with a decent beige head and a citrus aroma. There is a robust caramel malt flavor with a bitter hoppy finish.
joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 30, 2011
On cask at the PP Carlsbad Real Ale fest. It pours orange amber with an off white head. The aroma is malty and hoppy with plums, fig, orange, and grapefruit. The flavor is herbal hops with some caramel, bread, and a potent earthy bitter finish. Some floral and tropical touches as well. Ungstrup (37558) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2010
Draft. An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and straw. JohnnyJ (5562) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Draft. Clear dark gold/amber, with sticky off-white head. Caramel malt, slightly nutty, fresh piney hops, and floral. Not very strong... refreshing. tmoreau (4363) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2010
Cellared 12 oz. bottle, poured to my favorite 1/2 pint sampling glass with a hazed, brownish amber color, decent, tan head foam that lingered long enough, then reduced to film, a creamy ring, and etched-like lacing. The aroma was mid-fruit, some citrus, light, brown sugar sweetness, and a touch of caramel. The flavor presented a sharp bitterness that dominated rather than balanced with the light malt, and remained constant into the finish. brokensail (16444) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 20, 2010
A: The pour is a dark amber color with a creamy off-white head and some sticky lacing.
S: A light hoppiness to the nose provides some definite fruit character and maybe even a bit of woodiness. A strange nose that doesn’t really match up with the flavors.
T: Lightly bitter and buttery with some decent hop flavor. Not all that malty, but nicely sweet and not very much of the usual caramel flavors.
M: The body is medium with a light to medium carbonation to it.
D: This is just a strange beer all-around and one that I was not too crazy about. Maybe worth another try, but not something I’m in a hurry to get my hands on.