slowrunner77 (12043) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2016 rhys_mavis (11) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a bad beer but not a great beer. Had a friend bring it over for a Chargers game last season and we both agreed that as a local beer it seemed to fit in but not stand out on its own. Looking forward to trying out a few other beers by this company...I’m and optimist!
Bottle. Both lightning beers to open the NFL seasonal foamed like crazy and didn’t dissipate. Dark Amber. This one had a nice deep malt aroma and flavor, but the hops were off. Slight unpleasantness and sharply bitter. bergstaden (2978) - Røros, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2016
Amber with off white head - Good malt aroma with some caramel - Good malt body with some caramle flavours and there is olso some hops in the back - The malt and hop bitterness goes into the finish - This was nice GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 22, 2014
[ Keg ][ 4oz ][ Lightning ][ $1-2 ][ Plastic Cup ][ 7.19.14 ]DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 19, 2014
>> Chill hazed amber pour, okay weak foam. Artificial cherry nose, soy, amber IPA like, sticky. Taste is tannic, harsh, dry, chemical. Harsh mouthfeel, all chemical.
Tap, amber pour, off white head, nose is caramel, taste is sweet, amber, cloves. thome50 (1295) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Draft at an overpriced SD Gaslamp district restaurant for a friend’s bachelor party. Pours a deep brown/red with no head. Assumed it was because of the craptastic pour. Aroma is sweet vanilla, mandarin, some oats. Taste is actually a really nicely balanced amber with some good hop bitterness, some rye notes and a nice bitter finish. Overall, this pairs very well for a big meat meal.
maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy brown color with a moderate off-white head. Nose is very malty and seems like it has some hoppiness that has gone really bad. Taste is fizzy and malty with that spoiled hoppiness. Not very good. BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2012
Craft Brewers Conference 2012TheBeerGod (6221) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Nice amber ale with a good malt and hops balance. Had a good solid finish.
Bottle. Rufous colored with a short ring of tan foam on the surface. Aroma is caramel, malt, soft grains, floral hops and mild citrus. Taste is big grains, caramel, light toffee, soft citrus, iced tea and floral hops. Body is soft overall but medium with a light, creamy carbonation. Ends with more citrus, grains, floral hops, tea notes and caramel. byrumj (16) - South Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2012
Drinking this right now. For all the hop heads just grabbing IPA after IPA. This is a solid change up. Malty nose, bread. Beautiful color...amber with a light haze. Lightly carbonated and a strong hop finish on it. The bitterness is offset a bit by malts but man this is a really solid bitter offering. Tycho52 (65) - California, USA - FEB 17, 2012
Pours to a dark copper, with a very thin head (but amazingly more lacing that the appearance would portend). Like the commercial description says, this is drinkable and not overly charged. The beer has a nice malty aroma and flavor. It’s got a slight strong aftertaste that lingers, but is pleasant tasting.