cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Ballast Point (Linda Vista) - Pours a clear golden color with a small off white head. Aroma is hops and light esters. Flavor is hops, light esters, and light caramel malt. Nice balance. A light to medium body beer. Very easy drinking. This would be a good beer to convert the non-believers.
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 6, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted at Ballast Point. Light orange color with a fizzy white head. Bright palate. Good hoppy taste and a slightly bitter, crisp, dry finish.
riversideAK (5591) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a damn good session ale. Very hoppy both in nose and flavor. Some sweet bready malt, but very mild. Body is very light, but still pretty dry and resiny. The beer was copper in color.
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - MAY 11, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at ballast point brewery, very light brew, not bad, very low ABV, light color, ok aroma, overall ok brew
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - MAY 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap poured a clear gold/copper color with a nice head. The aroma was full of mixed hops. Flavor had a smooth bitterness and good hoppy flavor. Not much of a malt profile and a nice clean fermentation from the two yeast strains used. Nice easy drinking session pale.
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 15, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice, crisp, standard APA - when considering this style - it would not be my go to by any means. Pretty darn good though, but itís nothing I crave - would be a solid summer brew
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 14, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this on tap at Ballast Pointís 10th Anniversary Party. It pours a clear golden color witha mild hoppy flavor. They listed it as a session ale and it certainly is. Itís a very nice middle of the road brew
SDalkoholic (2141) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ OíBriens: Fills the pint sized shake with a solid golden color and firm foam topping. Aroma is dominated by hops and really lets it be known by the most quickest whiff. Flavor allows the hops to be apparent still but it lacks a full body and gives me the imperssion that it was watered down. Maybe not maybe so i still enjoyed it and thats all that matters.
fordest (1964) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUL 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at San Diego Brewing Company. Golden yellow pour with a decent head. Aromas were very fruity, citrus, peach, some pineapple. Flavors were nice too. A bit more malt than in the nose, and the hops were a touch more bitter than fruity. Not Too Shabby
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAY 7, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draft: OíBrienís and Liarsí Club in San Diego, CA) A great idea from Ballast Point! The nose is very fruity, kind of peachy, lightly hoppy. The flavor is fruity and moderately bitter, but the hops does stand out because the lightly-sweet, grainy malt base is pretty light. Light-medium body, very clean and fairly crisp, moderate carbonation. Pale golden color is somewhat hazy. Smallish, off-white head settles to a filmy layer, leaving a few spots of lace behind. At 4.5%, this is a true session beer for the hopheads in San Diego. I like more malt in my hoppy beers, so while I can appreciate the flavor of the hops, this really isnít a beer for me.