bb (9790) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 5, 2011
Draft. Orange-amber beer with a cream colored head. Pine and grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and pine flavor with light caramel. Slightly lighter bodied. Grapefruit and pine lingers with light malt. Light astringency. BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 13, 2011
On tap. Pours with a hazed golden pour and a white head. Good retention. Aromas of grass, tangerine, peach, stone fruit, orange, grainy, candi sugar and pils malt. Flavors are bitter, grainy, hop tea, citrus, malty, a bit of aged hops, orange. Lively bubbles, a bit watery, dry. Seems a touch faded. beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 7, 2011
Sampled on tap at Beer Revolution on 2/19/2011. This bitter pours a medium orange gold color from the tap. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and citrusy, touch of pineapple. A medium bodied bitter/IPA. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are citrusy. Decent carbonation. A touch thin and watery. I realize it’s a mild/bitter but it seems a little weak. Would work fairly well as a session ale, but not sure I would be total amped by that. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Nuffield (4245) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Comes in thin and bitter. No malts, no sweetness. Wow.... this is one of the beers that reinforces why I think one-dimensional hop-headedness is the wrong way to go. Orange color. (on tap at Monk’s Kettle, San Francisco) savnac (2656) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Draft @ in Oakland. Hazy copper/amber with an off white head. Aroma of caramel, pine resin, citrus and sugar. Flavor is on the sweet side with sugary caramel malt, there is a medium hop bitterness that helps balance it out and some apparent yeast esters. Medium body with a sweet mouth feel. Decent beer, just a bit sweet for my liking.
Zymurgeist2 (2434) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 22, 2012
On tap at Monk’s Kettle. Pours a hazy orange with off-white head. The hops really overpower this along with a sweet candi-sugar aroma. Taste is dominated by a cotton-candi, citrusy flavor. Very puckering and overdone. beersearcher (2383) - Glendale, California, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Pours a pretty orange color. Bug hit of cat pee on the aroma. Flavor is good and piney but that aroma is too much. Reminds me of the Avery IPA. zebra (2383) - Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2013
on tap @ rich table. not a bad culmination to my evening. but the food was more amazing. Dfonorow (2318) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2014
On tap at SF Beer Week Opening Gala. Pour is burnt orange with no head. Aroma and flavor are both... off - pine needles, grapefruit, nail polish. Very sweet finish.