Barreras (1689) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - APR 12, 2017 KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz Bottle. The pour was a cloudy reddish orange with an average (1-2 fingers) white creamy head that pretty much lasted throughout, reducing slightly and possessing excellent sheets of lacing.
The aroma was on the mild side with a grain malt, floral and citrus hops and an earthy yeast with notes of caramel and citrus (grapefruit).
The taste was lightly bitter with a nice caramel sweetness early on, it then become a tad bitterer with a moderate dose of grapefruit and a bold hoppy presence towards the finish. The flavor lasted a decent amount of time after the swallow with a slight citrus peel hoppiness lingering for little while longer.
Mouthfeel was a few steps below medium in body with a dry and slightly watery texture and a medium carbonation.
Overall this was a pretty solid Pale Ale. Although it was nothing overly special, it did have a really good taste and a great drinkability. I definitely would drink again...
Pours an amber color with a red hue. Aroma is malty with no true distinction. Taste is a bit bitter with a hay and resin flavor. Dry aftertaste with a slight bitter bite. Overall, light and not complex. BVery (10510) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2017
Bottle. Light orange pour with a white head. Caramel, watery, muted hops - this is weak. ganache (5901) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2017
Bottle. Need an apostrophe on the label there, fellas! Nose caramel malt and toast. Pour rich clear amber in the glass with ruby highlights, a large and frothy beige head with yellow overtones. Taste medium-sweet with light bitterness but very nice toastiness; medium caramel with a darker, earthier finish and light citric oils. Faintly floral, classic medium body, has some mild hop bite to match its crispness. Clean and refreshing, if a little common. Well done. [2017.03.23: 3.2] blipp (9275) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Draft. Pours golden orange with a white head. Toasted malts, mild bitterness, and a balanced finish. Not bad. Capa (3298) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2017
A lightly hopped, clean, malt driven pale. Some medium bright fruits, caramel sugars, and light bread dough. Medium bodied. Easy drinking.
sulawang (1161) - - DEC 31, 2016
Visual: Pours clear brown-amber without much of a head, a thin layer of retention, clusters of steady streams.Blairgus (4613) - California, USA - DEC 18, 2016
Nose: sweet light toasted barley malt (lvl-5)-pungency
Attack: quenching crisp bite
Mid-palate: immediate resiny bitter hops, smooth tingly CO2, (lvl-3-sweetness), bittersweet metallic toasted barley malt
Finish: hints of grassiness, residual grainy dry malt
Summary: Rather simple, short length and quenching mouthfeel - not terribly interesting. A bit above average but not worth seeking out.
18 dec 2016, tap. Red with steady bubbles. Nose is piney hops and red malt. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Mildly piney hops, slightly sweet and malty. Rather bland. djd07 (14508) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2016
On tap at Elysian Fields. Pours a hazy copper with small off white head that lasts. The aroma is caramel and toasted malt. Medium body, light bready malt, caramel, light finish, average. ljthiessen (1348) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 9, 2016
On tap at Elysian Capitol Hill. Cloudy golden amber pour with an off-white head. Caramel and sweet fuits, some slight berry notes. Slightly bitter toasty finish. Pretty average for the style. andrewje41 (3885) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - AUG 15, 2016
I’ve had this beer probably a dozen or so times over the years, purely out of my joint respect for both beer and the Men’s Room program. I don’t know why I never rated the beer. Seems like every time I have it, it is poured into plastic at some bar that probably never cleans their lines. Today, I find myself enjoying it under unique circumstances. Not only that, I have a hard time listening to the program now, due to the departure of my favorite cast member. If you ever read this Ben, I miss you buddy, and I hope I get the chance to buy you a beer some day to say thanks for all the laughs over the years. You’ve done the program twice as long as I’ve been legally allowed to drink this beer. This beer is memorable for me because when I am drinking it, there is usually an event that surrounds it. It’s usually quite refreshing on the hot days, but it can be rough on other occasions. A biting nutty malt, and it comes off as boozier than it claims to be. Caramely, but a bit papery as well. On a scale of bad to the best, it’s yummy. Now that I finally uploaded a long thought out rating though, I might not see myself getting this much more. Alright beer I’d say.