MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2005 dark brownish red color w/ an off white head.. aroma was malty and had hints of citris.. tastes of light citris and carmel.. the palate was very smooth and creamy.. another good rock bottom beer beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 19, 2004
Brewed at the Campbell, CA location. Medium red color. Small head. Aroma is malty and sweet. A medium bodied red. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are grapefruity and citrusy. Nicely balanced. Nice smooth taste. A nice red/amber. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter frankenkitty (2012) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2005
Yeast particles hovered and settled in a thick hazed, deep copper brew with a creamy, off-tan head that reduced to a splotchy film and left thick lace. Aroma was lemony & peppery with a hint of green leaves. Smooth & well balanced with hopcit and lemon dominating the finish. Slightly thin but slick mouthfeel.
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 2, 2003
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(Bethesda) Clear copper body with a beige head. Aroma is floral, malty, light grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, roasty, malty, some floral. Medium body. Very pleasant amber -- good for beginners, and for the rest of us. lamas (1655) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2005
On tap at Rock Bottom in Bethesda, MD. Pours a nice cherry Kool-Aid red with small light creamy head. Aroma was nicely balanced between malts and hops along with some strawberries and hints of yeast. Taste started with just a bit of sweet malts and finished more strongly with some hoppy bitterness along with subtle tangy yeasty and strawberry flavors. On the thin side.
bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 21, 2006
"Poured a red color with small head good carbonation. Aroma was sweet. Flavor was fruity hops and sweet good mix to it. Smooth throughout. Was a good beer." Terminus (3711) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 26, 2006
tap at brewpub-copper amber with a soapy white head. nice lacing once again from this one. nose is malty with lingering piney hops. flavors are balanced between sweet caramel malts and dry piney hops. well done once again. similar to the pale ale but with more malt presence. finish is sweet with lingering hop accents. very decent and refreshing amber ale. hotstuff (5233) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 6, 2003
Ruby red in color.Minimal head.Decent lacing.I found this brew to have a smooth and sweet taste to it with very little aftertaste.This brew was okay, but I've had better. mikebeertaster (114) - washougal, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2004
really nice beer. Had down in Campbell, CA. Good tasting beer, good looking beer. I would call it an above average beer StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2006 Translucent rosy-orangey-copper in color with a creamy, celestial strategy on top. Almonds sweetened with pistachio sauce get aromatically sanded down. Pale cocoa powder and some good ol’ fashioned nougats in the nose meet a distant whetted cardboard accent. Flavor is a touch bolder that this location’s other year-rounders, giving amaretto flavored caramel cubes room to grow. Pistachios meet a mild cocoa simplicity, and when looking at the cherry toffee traits, we bring up thoughts of spumoni. Wholesome vanilla wafer graham crust gets caramel cubes pressed upon it. Semi-harsh and persistent bitterness mires peeling duct tape off of the right side of the tongue. Altogether, a decent drinker.