Indulgence (141) - Ajo, Arizona, USA - OCT 17, 2008
22oz bottle: A golden amber color with a blossoming head to an initial 3 fingers, settles with lacing that covers the glass all the way down... aromas are subtle but there are some citrus, pine and sweetened malts present... the flavor is like a premium British bitter, and it could easily go that way IMO... with the stronger sweetened malty fruity body and the asparin like bittering from the hops - if I closed my eyes, I’d swear it was an ESB... anyways, this is a nice quaffer with low alchohol and it is easy to session a couple of 22oz’ers in an evening... I’m glad to see these beers in bottles... since I’ve sat at the brewery a couple of times and enjoyed the food and beer... go for it!! BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2008
So this is a different beer than I remember...and I don’t think it is just because it was on cask @ Papago. Missing the underlying sweetness that gave this one tremendous balance. Aroma displays hop bitterness. Color was light 10k gold with small flashes of amber. Flavor is much more sour. Where are the malts...toffee, caramel, brown sugar, and molasses to balance this beer out??? hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2008
from the cask @ papago... mmm, warm beer. right from the start it earns extra points... pours a brownish golden color with a fluffy white head that sticks to the stache and lingers around until last call. aroma is light wood, citrus fruit tartness and light roasted grains. the flavor starts flowery but soon leads into orange, caramel and grassy hop bitterness. those hops stick around in the aftertaste. super creamy cask texture. this would be a very mediocre brew if it weren’t for the cask... awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2007
From a 1L Bottle. Obtained in a trade from footy 4/24/2007. Thanks, Rudy! A 1L bottle? Who puts an APA in 1L bottles? Pours a moderately transparent, golden nectarine color with a tall layer of soapy white head. Big, citrusy cascade nose, full of lemon and light spice. Has a bit of a soapy character to it. Gentle honey malts back. Light bodied, crisply carbonated mouthfeel. Lots of carbonation, which gives it a sizzling refreshing quality. Starts out with a bit of graham cracker maltiness and light honey sweetness. The flavor develops some richer chewy caramels mid-palate before finishing with a clean, grapefruity cascade final smack. The flavors are much more impressive than the nose. Very nice example of an APA; it’s like a newer, improved SNPA. auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2007
1 Litre. Resin heavy nose of in the west coast range, diminished and indiscriminate. Pours a clear amber peach, with bright wheat slick soap. Flavor is a nice refreshing hop balance. Some of those artificial tasting styro hops peak in amongst the citrus, pine and grass, but then this tangles with a subtle honey malt background. Gentle and warming. Body is full, yet nicely dry. Yeast plays clean. Smacks not bitter, but with good hop residues, warmed in a high floral manner. Good job executing hop flavor. Rich, flavorful and rounded. Delightful. Thanks Rudy!
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2007
1 litre flip top via bonus in a trade with footy! Thanks! Rudy! Pours amber with a large offwhite head and a beautiful aroma of mostly grapefruit, orange, and some caramel. Flavor is orange, caramel, and a little pine. Pretty well balanced or at least as much as it could be... Lots of carbonation in this one but it was pretty tasty overall. hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2007
1 liter, flip top bottle acquired in trade with cbkschubert (thanks!). Cool looking bottle! Poured a medium and clear amber color with a huge sized off white head. Even towards the bottom of this huge bottle, it was pouring all head. The body was slightly fizzy and over carbonated as well. Aromas of citrus, orange peels, trace of caramel, and some floralness. Tastes of caramel, citrus and pine. Definitely on the hoppy side! bhensonb (15188) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 8, 2007
Brewers Den, now Sonora Brewing, is losing this name. It is now Stinger. Must be some sort of wierd legal confrontation. cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2006
1 liter bottle from AJ’s Fine Food (Tucson)- Yup, that’s right. A 1 liter cobalt blue swingtop. Very nice. Pours a clear amber color with a one finger thick off white head. Lots of thick lacing. Has a very distinct hop aroma. I can’t figure it out. I like it though. Strong hop flavor. Not getting much malt at first. Medium body. Slightly dry palate. Good beer. It took forever to drink this thing. swanmann (772) - Nompton, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 5, 2006
This belongs to Brewer’s Den, Sonora Brewing. The description listed 4.8%.
Rich amber color with aromas of hops and pine. With a smooth, even palate, this should not disappoint hop-heads.