RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
This beer’s uniquely American style dates back to the late 1800’s in California, where brewers were using lager yeasts that had been adapted to ale fermentation temperatures due to the lack of refrigeration. The resulting beer has a subtly complex flavor that is a hybrid of lager and ale flavors. Our version of this classic is fuller-bodied with a pleasantly toasty malt flavor, and less aggressively hopped

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CpyNPrnT (616) - Indiana, USA - APR 23, 2016
Aroma is earthy, taste is mild hops, malts, bit sweet at the end, first CC.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
geeklimit (286) - USA - JUN 28, 2015
Pours a dark, cloudy amber. Sudsy mixed-consistency head. Light hops aroma. Strongish hops taste followed by strange spicy malt taste. Tasted kinda dirty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (2476) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Can shared poured a dark copper color mostly cloudy with off white head and nice lacing. Aroma is hay, dirt earth and mild malts. The flavor is more of the same sweet malts earthy dirt hay flavors mild malt thin tordoum body. Overall pretty decent never really have had enough of these to judge but very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (24007) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Draft at the source. Hazy amber color, thick white head with solid lacing. Aroma of light straw. Taste is earthy, peppery hay. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2015
2oz on tap at hopcat. Clear orange amber color. Good thin off-white head. Leaves a good ridge of lace. Good piney kind of citrusy aroma. Nice amount of hop on this, especially for a cali common. Drinks close to an IPA. Moderate-plus body, smooth kind of soft lighter carbonation, lightly slick. Not bad. Solid kind of tropically-hoppy cali-common. Great on the first sip or two, and then I adjusted.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (10015) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Draft at Mogger’s. Pours a somewhat deep clear orange amber color with a small white head. Notes of sweet, caramel, cereal, and toasted malts, with some straw, grass, and earth. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a smooth, malty, earthy mouthfeel. Pretty nice take on the style. Paired well with dinner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Draft @ Indy Microbrewer’s Fest. Hazy yellow gold with a moderate off-white head. Mild caramel malt aroma. Slightly sweet fruity malt flavor. Medium body, soft/flat carbonation. A lot like and English mild, very easy drinker.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
patrick767 (4048) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2014
tap at Bagger Dave’s in Fort Wayne - This clear copper colored beer has almost no head and a minimal, malty aroma. It tastes mildly bitter with bready and caramel malt. It’s light to medium bodied, easy drinking, and okay but more bland than I really like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (5113) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Rated on 01-28-2012 at Brewers of Indiana Guild Winterfest-Indianapolis, IN. This beer pours a small off-white head, transparent body with a golden hue, no visible carbonation, and very little lacing. The Aroma is malty, toasty and a hint of hops. The Taste mimics the Aroma. The Palate is very, very smooth and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, this beer is very quaffable, worth trying and a beer I would drink again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (6518) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Draft: Clear, scotch-like colour....with a small white head. Aroma of sweet fruit, lemon, malt... Barley malt, lemon, grassy bitter hop tastes... Not bad.

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