ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - APR 10, 2012
A - Served a hazy copper-orange color with a touch of white head. The head fades fairly quickly with a bit of lace left behind.
S - Aroma is full of sweet caramel and biscuit malts with a touch of bread.
T - Starts off with some sweet caramel malts with a touch of roasted character with some brown sugar sweetness. Through the middle some biscuit malt comes through with some more caramel flavor and some citrus and tropical hop. The finish is a mix of sweet caramel malt with some tropical hop, biscuit, and light bread.
M - Medium-light bodied with mild carbonation. Feels smooth with a lightly creamy mouthfeel.
D - Very drinkable. Good bitter with decent balance of malt and hops. Good balance of sweetness and other flavors. Forrest22 (4) - California, USA - AUG 23, 2013 does not count
On cask at abbot’s cellar. Poured with a large head, and a slightly cloudy orange colour. I’ve had this beer before and really enjoyed it, this time it’s a little less exciting. Clean nose, not a lot of hop, and a nice mouth feel. Good malt flavours. Nice lingering bitterness after. Nothing really stands out, though, either positive or negative. I wonder if the beer has been too long on cask? bb (9519) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 5, 2011
Earlier Rating: 8/23/2013 Total Score: 3.6
On cask at abbot’s cellar. Poured with a large head, and a slightly cloudy orange colour. I’ve had this beer before and really enjoyed it, this time it’s a little less exciting. Clean nose, not a lot of hop, and a nice mouth feel. Good malt flavours. Nice lingering bitterness after. Nothing really stands out, though, either positive or negative. I wonder if the beer has been too long on cask?
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 (7931) - 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. savnac (2391) - 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 (2296) - 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. beerguy101 (5360) - 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. Dfonorow (2250) - 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. beersearcher (2382) - 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. Nuffield (4180) - 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)