Karma California Common - Appalachian Brewing Company
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Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
4.13/5 rDev +4.6%
Pours a clear amber color with about one finger of foamy white head with good retention.
The scent is of caramel malt, some notes of sweet fruit.
The taste is of toasted caramel malt, some lightly bitter herbal hops, some notes of apple are apparent also.
Light body, smooth and crisp feel, moderate carbonation.
This was a really good presentation of the style, I would definitely go for this again if brought back.
12-07-2012 20:21:01 | More by BeerCon5
4.28/5 rDev +8.4%
A growler filled and consumed on the same day.
A: The beer is darker copper color, let's call it a penny with a few years under its belt. The dark hue does not disguise the translucent brilliance of the beer. A finger of foamy head on pour has retained its size and looks to be lacing nicely.
S: The ale has a fruity, apple aroma with caramel touches, crisp with an underlying hoppiness that lightly bites.
T: Caramel malts start off the sip, sweet but fleeting. They are quickly shooed aside by a fruity tartness and biting hops. The hops are herbal, grassy with a great feel that lingers long on the tongue. Alefruits pop up throughout the glass, adding a sweet flavor that pairs with the hoppy bitterness. The malty caramel flavors do appear throughout but are most noticeable up front and on the back end.
M: The mouthfeel is crisp and very lively. The grassy hops leave a distinct bitterness in the palate that lasts long after the sip is gone.
D: ABC has slowly begun to branch out stylistically and this is a nice step on that path. The ale is biting and delicious, drastically reducing the growler's chance of making it through to tomorrow.
02-09-2008 20:18:25 | More by akorsak
3.63/5 rDev -8.1%
On tap downstairs at ABC Harrisburg on 2/7/08.
A - Clear orangey bronze, almost caramel colored body with 1/2-finger off-white head and very modest carbonation. Head virtually disappeared, but left some nice sticky lacing around the top of the glass.
S - Very sweet caramel malt aroma up front with a healthy dose of flowery hops and some grassy notes as well. There's also a spicy fruity aspect that comes through behind the sweetness.
T - Many of the aromas come out in the taste, especially the spicy fruit aspect, with somewhat of an apple flavor. Finish is moderately hoppy, and the grassy bitterness stands out. The spicy and hoppy qualities are all balanced by an ever-present sweet malt flavor.
M - Medium body with a light syrupy texture. Certainly not as watery as some of ABC's other beers. Fair amount of prickle on the tongue. Finish is quite bitter.
D - Quite a lot of flavor in this one. Hoppier than I was expecting. Mouthfeel is nice for an ABC beer. Overall, it's a pretty solid beer and a welcome addition to their list of rotating releases.
02-08-2008 13:12:37 | More by ffejherb
Karma California Common from Appalachian Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.