Aroma: Very mellow, but large citrus fruit and malty sweetness.
1st Taste: Sweet fruit, alcohol snap, and hop bitterness.
Overall: Big and sophisticated, not for lightweights. This beer hits you with a deep stab of alcohol fire and the slap of a hop bite...but in a very good way. Sorry to be sexist, this is a drinking man's beer. But, there's a nice blend of malts and hop citrus to make the ride sonething to look forward to. The Cali Craft Brewers do rock.