pineypower (3327) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2006
Bottle. Pours out a nice reddish/copper color with a small head that doesn’t last for long. Nice hoppy bite on the aroma. Taste was very well balanced, nice malty backbone with a nice hoppy flavor on the finish. Very drinkable beer. beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - FEB 10, 2006
Draft at Solana, early Dec 05 tasting. Copper orange. Caramel malt aroma. Medium caramel flavors with some hops in there. Lightly acidic and crisp. Drinkable and decent. patrick767 (4063) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 24, 2006
Tap - It’s a red beer with a significant hops bite. Very nice. Malty aroma and initial taste as it hits the tongue, very tastey hops finish. Light carbonation. Pleasant mouthfeel. Excellent session brew. madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2006
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with thin off white head that dissipates to almost nothing. Aromas of deep malt, cookie dough, bread, caramel. Very earthy tasting, lots of malt, but there is the hops that come in in the middle and finish. Makes it a little citrusy. This is more interesting with every taste. I’m not a big fan of this style, but the use of the hops does a little something for me. Thin and uncarbonated mouthfeel. Overall, not bad for the style. CMUBEERMAN (443) - - DEC 31, 2005
Good smooth red , goes great with their pizzas. A little more flavor would have been nice.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2005
On tap @ Solana Beach location. An average beer from a great brewpub. Too bland for my taste. JPDIPSO (6223) - Wauwatosa, USA - DEC 19, 2005
Bright copper/ruby color with a diminished taupe head. Initial aroma impressions lead me to think this is just another amber, but breathing deeper brings out scents of cocoa and mild licorice. Still not overly enthralling, but not the typical amber. Full malt flavors with enough hops to keep things from being to thick. Mild licorice seems to find its way into the flavors as well. Seems a touch thin in feel. Has a mild metallic finish as the hops take over and the malt does not return. A decent amber. goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2005
Solana: Clear amber color with a medium sized off-white head. Earthy hop aroma with fruity malt underneath. Acidic hop flavor. Light bitterness. Caramel base. Flavor is better than the aroma. StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 24, 2005
Clear, opulent and mega-magnifying scarlet-bronze color with a creamy cappuccino fluffed head and remarkable lacing. Aroma leads me on with sweet honey soaked hops, hazelnuts, orange zest, pineapples and sugary smooth grapefruit. Mild mannered flavor. Crescent roll breadiness. Bittering agents are at the front with a mild sweetness reminiscent of amaretto mixed with pecans out of the cooking aisle. Medium to light bodied and slightly thin with the balance favoring the hops side of the equation. Dry, bitter, mild maple sweetness in the finish. Right in the middle of the pack as far as ambers are concerned. Thanks for the bottle, tpkenned! tiggmtl (4545) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2005
Sweet orange-blossom, marzipan, herbal, chalky, lightly roasty aroma. Opaque cloudy orange-brown coloured body with huge, fine bubbled, off white head that recedes slowly to cover with excellent lacing. Sharp, herbal, earthy, orange-blossom, aggressively hopped flavour with pleasantly biscuity, toasty malt base and some notes of darker malts also apparent. Roasted malts and oranges are lasting flavours in the long aftertaste. Dry medium body with strong, lively carbonation. Bottle (trade, May-05) enjoyed with MartinT, Olivier_MTL and Rastacouere. Thanks, DarkElf!