argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 30, 2004
Amber body hazed by some particulate, medium beige head that does not retain well. Aroma is medium sweet, peach, caramel, some grapefruit, light earthy. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, grapefruit, light peach, faint mint. Light-medium body, quite drinkable. Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2004
Odd nose of shoe polish, leather, grapefruit, tangerine and peach. Hoppy, just weird.
Nice n’ hoppy with notes of grapefruit, wood, apricot and peach. Biscuity and caramel malt hold things together quite well. A nice offering. harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2004
A nice way to spice up an otherwise boring and average style of beer. Nice fruity aroma. THe flavor is very well balanced,with some nice hoopy acidity. Not bad. Shag (3073) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUL 30, 2004
Thanks Lord Gorlock! The aroma is raspberries and caramel. The flavor is bitter orange, lemon, and caramel. Its not that complex of a beer but definitley good for the otherwise boring Amber Ale style. This would be a good session beer. 21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2004
Kinda orangish dark orangish color to it with a nice sized head on it. A weaker hoppy aroma to it, nothing special or noticable. Not as i would think a high hopped beer would be, its got some weaker tones, more malts, its aight i suppose.
SDbruboy (1863) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 1, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2006 Bottle. Pours clear copper color with a large, rocky off-white head that left good lacing as it diminished. Light malty aroma, but predominantly spruce and citrus hops with a hint of dustiness. Flavor is mildly sweet initially with a bracing hoppy bitterness in the finish. Medium body and soft - almost flat - carbonation. Nice respectable west coast amber style that becomes more noticibly malty as it warms. DaSilky1 (2608) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 27, 2004
hazy, slightly muddy orangish amber color with a creamy off white head...Crisp, brewery-fresh hop aroma with nice spicey tartness and a sweet caramelly background...very bitter flavors with orange membrane and caramel malt and a toasty aftertaste...nice & refreshingly hoppy. grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2004
Slightly hazy amber color; frothy head. Aroma is nutty and dusty malty with a little bit of leafy hops. Flavor is lacking malt fullness, and again lots of nut (almond mostly) flavors. Very bitter on the roof of the mouth and more of a high-pitched, more urgent/harsh bitterness than a deep, rumbling bitterness. For the substantial bitterness, I'm surprised the flavor wasn't developed more fully. Thin and astringent finish. Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2003
UPDATED: APR 10, 2005 Malts in this beer were interesting: roasty, toasty, earthy and almost smoky in a way. Hops were flowery and bitter. Draft, Falling Rock 04/05: Medium amber-red. Nice and creamy and carbonated. Cookie, doughy malts. Citrusy hops. Very balanced and drinkable beer. DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2003
Very typical west coast IPA qualities here, but something im very glad i did not overlook, and thanks to beerguy101 for the bottle. It pours an orangey mix..a bit cloudy and fiery with a super thin white head that dies quickly. Malt and citrusy hops are the predominant aroma..not too much there...but what is there is pleasant. The taste is moderately well balanced. Some definite malt aspect comes through in the finish with a wake up of citrused hops in the initial bite on the sides of the tongue. Very sweet aftertaste, considerable drying and definitely no alcohol presence here. Nice mouthfeel, medium carbonation...a pleasant beer of choice.