GreatDane1632 (1169) - North Dakota, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Rated based on notes taken 22 Feb 2012 -- This tasted very much like a California Common, but as a red. I liked it. Jrwhitney6 (490) - - NOV 24, 2014
Beer of month club. Pours a clear gold - kinda looks like apple juice. Nose of sweet malts. Taste of caramel, malt, bread - good combination of sweetness and slight bitterness. Good beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone bubblehouse (1493) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Pretty solid beer. Not really special but still a very drinkable beer. A little bit of a lingering after taste. miyauchi38 (1096) - chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2014
苦味と甘みは& queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle. Bready caramel malt and fruity hops aroma. Clear copper with a large off-white head. Follows the nose -- bready caramel malt and slightly spicy fruity hops flavor. Medium creamy body, moderate carbonation. Really quite nice.
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle from a 6-pack purchased at Wal-Mart and drank in our hotel room in Cincy. Amber appearance, bit of white head. Grass, sugar, caramel aroma. Nicely balanced. Nothing fantastic, but nothing to complain about. jhp40219 (449) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 29, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a nice, clear deep amber with a small off white head that leaves a fair amount of lacing. Wonderful malty aroma of caramel, cereal, toasted peanuts and hazelnuts, and biscuits. Taste is also malt heavy with caramel, biscuits and wheat up front with peanuts and a bit of spices coming in behind that. Balanced out with a pretty strong earthy hop presence. Long toasty malt finish with a bit of hop bitterness. A bit too heavy on the malt in my opinion. Makes it a little hard to drink. Pretty much overwhelms your taste buds. Not a bad taste, mind you. Just an overabundance of it. Pretty full bodied with slick texture and moderate carbonation. Overall a pretty satisfying beer. Nice balance between hops and malts. burg326 (5479) - Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2013
12 ounce bottle poured an amberish color with aromas of caramel, fresh hops, and some malt. Flavors follow suit, a hopper version of the amber they produce maybe? Solid beer, no real flaws, just bland. njager246 (697) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2013
A mild malty aroma, great bread and malt flavor..m a good beer!!!!!!! chinchill (4940) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2013 12 oz bottle from a mix 12-pack.
This is a fine and fine-looking beer. Deep reddish amber body iscovered by a durable and creamy tan head. Excellent lacing.
The aroma and flavor are both less hop forward than the classification as an APA would lead you to expect. In this casee, I think it is due to the larger load of sweet and medium roast malts rather than a shortage of hops. In any case, the beer is sweet up front and only mildly bitter in the aftertaste, with at least as much roast and caramel malt flavor as there is hops (Cascade and Fruggle in this case).
Nice mouthfeel, with creamy smoothness and soft carbonation that gives the impression of a full bodied beer.