mkel07 (3334) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650mll bottle. A good pale ale from a local Californian brewery. Deep orange colour with some good tan foam sitting on top. Piney hop aromas in the nose and a smooth silky mouthfeel.w
Mcfa0779 (57) - SLC, Utah, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an amber gold color with small amount of white head. Nose is slightly citrus hoppy. Taste is well balanced slightly sweet biscuit flavors with finish of slightly lemon bitterness. Mouthfeel is thin. A decent drinkable beer.
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Thisis12ptfont (835) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet caramel and coffee on the nose accompanied by light pines. Pours a light golden brown with a small white top. Tastes of malty caramel and bread/oats with a pleasant amount of leafy hops. Slight bitterness on the finish with a thin texture and light carbonation. Overall, a pretty decent brew, although malts slightly overpowering hops. Iíd give this a C+ rating.
ADfan (539) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beer has a golden color with a small head. Malty aroma but the taste is pretty refreshing. Slight earthy taste with a dash of citrus.
Blairgus (2590) - California, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
25 nov 2011, tap at the brewery. Bright medium yellow, clear, no bubbles. Nice grapefruit rind hips. Thin body and fizzy. Light lemony citrus hops w a bit of a gold (heavy lager) flavor. Very nice.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Bottle] Clear copper appearance, decent head formation. Sweet caramel, toffeeish malt aroma with a little grapefruit. Sweet crystal malts palate, a little sugarry, decent amount of grapefruit bitterness in the finish balances well but still a touch too sugarry in the aftertaste. Worthwhile local pale ale.
ekoerper (588) - Iowa, USA - JUN 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma is bready malts with some caramel. Fruity hops, a hint of pine. Pours golden with a large white head, retention is average, leaves some clumpy lacing. Flavor strikes a nice balance between the malt and hops. Bitterness is present but subdued, some citrus and floral hops, little bit of resin, bread and some caramel sweetness. Light-medium body with average carbonation. Nice easy-going pale ale, could definitely tackle a few without feeling too out of sorts...
m4rest88 (382) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - FEB 22, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells and tastes like tea
Hoppy, spicy and lots of citrus in the taste
Like I said before smell is very much of tea -I donít know what else to say frankly
Medium texture, light carbonation
brokensail (10785) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is a bright amber color with a finger or two of white head and some mild lacing.
S: Definitely hearty and bready, much more so than a 5.5% would usually seem. Some citrus and floral hop aromas, mostly orange and lemon peel, and some pine is present as well.
T: Again, the bread is center stage here. There are plenty of floral hops which really seem to characterize the beer. Still, a good citrus bite is there and gives some oranges and maybe grapefruit. Bitter and piney on the finish.
M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation and a crisp, dry finish.
D: Not the best of the Bootleggerís offerings, but a solid pale ale that you could drink with ease.
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 19, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
19-Jan-11 (22-oz bottle: Purchased 03-Nov-10 for $3.99 at Total Wine & More in Tustin, CA) This is a pleasant, easy-drinking pale ale. Hops flavors are orange citrus and grass, offering gentle bitterness that fades off the palate quickly, but the malt is grainy and somewhat husky in flavor, and that huskiness in the finish becomes the focus, bringing the beer down a little. The malty aromas leave a little to be desired; cereal, corn and grain husks, while the aroma of the hops is mostly just grassy. Light-medium in body with medium carbonation and a dry, somewhat crisp mouthfeel. Hazy, golden-orange in color with half an inch of off-white head that settles quickly to a scattered dusting. A few spots of lace remain on the glass. Meh, itís drinkable, but itís very plain and Iím feeling no compelling reason to finish the bottle.