SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 3, 2005
12oz bottle from fordest! Pours a light, clear red color with a foamy off white head. Nose is semi hoppy, a bit of malt and some nuts are present. Taste is nice and bitter, not often is a red this aggressive, i kinda like it. A nice hop presence, some malt and nuts mixed in with a light caramel twist. wait, a sip about half way through reveals less hops and alot more sweet caramel. dang thats nice. (aroma bumped to 8 from 7) taste is staying constant though. Im very satisfied with this brew, thanks sean! Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2005
Pour is light amber with nice dense tan head...smell is grainy and grapefruit and pine...definately hops...medium texture and slightly watery...flavor is just hoppy watery red... OlivierMTL (709) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2005
Couleur ambrée surmontée d’une énorme mousse crémeuse et blanche concassée. Apparence semi-claire, de fins dépôts de levure habitent le liquide. Arômes axés vers le houblon, herbes vertes et gazon sous une touche de malt biscuité. Saveurs sucrées de malt grillé, de biscuits et de caramel sous une signature de levure toujours présente, puis de houblon aux saveurs typiques de la côte Ouest. Bon niveau d’amertume en finale, corps d’épaisseur moyenne, adéquate pour le style, carbonatation fine et piquante. SDalkoholic (2386) - Linda Vista, California, USA - AUG 18, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2006 This is a re-rate from the bottle. I had this on tap at the Del Mar microbrew festival but after picking up a 6 pack i feel this needs a re-rating. Very hoppy aroma with a floral greeting to the nose. Brilliant red and orange color with small patch of foam. Strong in its flavor of mostly hops and caramel malt structure this amber ales out does anything i’ve had from the bottle. Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2005
A nice red. Nice and full bodied, with a very pretty red coloring and a small head. Aroma is a bit spicy, but the hops are very upfront as well. Flavor is nice and full, with more spice, and a nice citrus element as well.
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 18, 2005
On tap at Solana Beach. Light amber pour with thin off-white head. Aromas of caramel malt and light hops. Smooth, drinkable beer, but nothing too special. Must be their beer for the masses. footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2005
Thanks to Odeed for this brew. Heavenly nose of hops and what would appear to be toffee.Luscious.Flavor is a bit of a letdown.Still hoppy and a bit bitter,IMHO there is something missing,like definition.nothing really stands out. jtw (1163) - farmington, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2005
another bottle thanks to darkelf. prototypical amber color with a rather bland aroma of caramel malt and mild hops. a little citrus flavor salvages what is otherwise a pretty "meh" beer. Odeed (1803) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 15, 2005
pours a nice deep red/orange witha small white head.i gather mostly citurs hops,and a small bit of malt in the aroma.the flavor is a well balanced mixture of citrus hops,and malts.the finish is crisp and clean with a bit of a hop bite.this is very easy to drink and refreshing. FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 6, 2005
Dark orange amber color, medium sized white head. Spicy hop aroma, with an undertone of malt sweetness. Slightly sweet nose with a sharp hop counterpoint that comes on quickly. Sweetness creeps in again at the finish, but is capped by a hop crispness. Mouthfeel is medium, and smooth. Good session beer.