epiphyte707 (67) - eureka, California, USA - MAR 1, 2013
22 oz pours nice dark burnt caramel red little lacing and a finger of head. Smells bomby with floral cascade like hop smell and sweet toffee. Tastes sweet and sight red malty and yet balanced floral bitterness. No booziness. Highly drinkable. Would recommend to try. Its like what dogfish head tries to do in a complex process but simple and much cheaper. JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Red pour, white head. Dark fruit, sweet malts. Sugary, dates, prunes. A nice finish as well. Good stuff! poisoneddwarf (2511) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Bomber. Well, I’ve tried the 21st Amendment version of this and liked it (or so says my rating from a little over a year ago--I don’t really remember it). Let’s see how this one matches up. Pours hazy amber with a medium beige head with good retention; leaves a little lace. Aroma is pretty hoppy--grapefruit and pine are strong; also some caramel and fruit (esters or dates, not sure). Taste is a little sweet and bitter in a very Ninkasi way; it’s savory and earthy with fruit dancing all around everything. See them dance. Body is medium, mouthfeel a little foamy, carbonation average. Tastes good to me. Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Out of a 22 oz bottle. Pours a dark red with a thin white head. It smells malty and a little sweet. The taste is initially malt with a slightly fruity aftertaste. Very little bite considering the 8.5% ABV. A very good collaboration with 21st Amendment, whos beers I have been trying and liking. I wouldn’t expect anything different from two great breweries. stchloe (1067) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Very unique beer that holds very true to Ninkasi’s style, finishes with that signature hop profile, but definitely is a more complex beer lending to the sweetness of the dates, caramel malt body.
marcus (10232) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 23, 2013
On tap at Pangaea. Pours reddish amber with a thick beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a roasty red malt flavor with a dry finish. robforbes (2245) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2014
pours a clear copper with a small light tan head and very good lacing.
smell is of caramel, malt, and slight amount of dark pitted fruits.
taste is of dark fruits, a little sweetness, malt, and some hops. ends smooth and a tad bitter. raphael (1256) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Seems one of the words I use for an aroma or flavor when I can’t describe it exactly is ‘fruity,’ implying a sweetness but also that I can’t pin it down to a specific fruit. also raw sugar, lumber first flavor hit is brown sugar, a mix of lemony & resin hops, alcohol, when you lick a dry rock. tongue feels tingly then goes dry. clear amber with modest off white head
Beerandhockey8 (403) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - JUN 2, 2013
22oz bottle to shaker. Pors nice amber with thick light tan head. Smell is odd, piney and earthy yet still fruity. Taste is hoppy yet suprisingly sweet. Nice fruit flavor with a hint of hop taste with caramel malt. Finishes very smooth. I’ve never had a California date so I would like to try one to see where those tastes compare, nice beer nonetheless. DTM (798) - Vacaville, California, USA - AUG 28, 2013
On tap at The Grad in Davis CA. Pours an amber color with a frothy head. Has a little hop presence up front but levels out nicely. Caramel was the most dominant flavor. Nice brew.
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