doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 21, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On-tap at the Carroll Canyon brewery. Pours golden orange with a moderate white head, touch of lace. Smells crisp and floral hoppy, very nice, with some malt as well. Pretty damn tasty for 3.5%abv. Light, floral hops, good malt backbone. Thin light body, crisp carbonation. Awesome beer.
jeff789 (1400) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden with a big white head, aroma is light mild malt with some light citrus notes... (please stop with this notion that beers under 5% can somehow be catagoried as IPAs)... this is and is properly classified here as a pale ale... decent lacing, good retention... Flavor follows suit fairly malty with nice citrus notes, light bodied...
angrypirate06 (1374) - Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Beechwood BBQ. Brown color with an off white head. Aroma is citrus hops, pine, caramel. Flavor is bitter, soapy, and citrus hops followed up by light caramel.
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 17, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at the PP Real Ale Fest. Pours a mostly transparent, honey gold color with a thick head of sudsy white. Clean, refreshing hop aromas of citrusy lemon blossoms and a hint of caramel malt. Simple, but extremely clean with a really fresh hop aroma. Light bodied, creamy mouthfeel with a soft, cask-typical carbonation level. Bready malt flavors with a hint of caramel up front on the palate, followed by a wave of fresh, floral, lemon blossom hops. Wonderfully refreshing and clean for a low ABV beer; completely devoid of the cereal-like grainy malts, astringency, or naked yeast byproducts that often pollute beers in this weight class. Quaffable, and flavorwise, enjoyable enough on cask for me to seek out several pulls. This was the highlight of the RA festival offerings for me.
papajohn (1248) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - APR 19, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from the tap@O’Brien’s: Light golden color with a small white head. Citrus hop aroma is lemony. Light fruity malt start with a lightly bitter citrus finish. Light bodied and smooth with moderate carbonation.
Foxbush (1147) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample of this ale poured a clear amber with a small head. There was malt aroma with this ale. There was a mild bitterness with spicy flavors. Finish was smooth with a soft carbonation. This was tasted at the brewery in San Diego.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft from the brewery. Tons of hops. Citrusy and fruity. I love this trend towards really hoppy, low gravity brews.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Local. Pours clear gold with a bubbly white head. Crisp hops and grass in the aroma, with white grapes. Straw and hops in the front that turns nicely into lemon and resin with drier malt/bread flavors. Very light, shocked to see it was classed as an APA.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - APR 27, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft @ O’briens. The 4.5% thing was apparent from the first sip. Tasted kinda flat, lifeless. There was some hop aroma, but it was misleading because the overall feel of the beer was watery. In a word, boring.
JorgeLee (965) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap in the Ginger Man, NYC. A mid amber coloured ale with a small head. Aroma is fruity, hops but also something a little sweet. Taste follows, a nice easy drinking hoppy ale. Not the most complex, the best bitters (even hoppy ones) of this strength have more malt balance.