ghawener (1432) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JUL 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Nice malty breadiness and floral hoppy body. Well balances and complex but true true to style. Food Pairing: Quesadillas.
Rusty (1533) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden brown with a off white head. Aroma is malt, touch of hops and citrus, some cereal caramel and biscuit. Flavor is watery, small dose of hop bitterness, some light citrus and ever so faint caramel, and cereal. Easy to drink and extremely refreshing. A pretty enjoyable sessionable Pale Ale.
LtDan (1740) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - OCT 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours a cloudy yellow gold with a 1/8 inch white head. Not much visible carbonation to be found.
Aroma: Danky grapefruit, a touch of pine, and a little bit of sugary sweetness.
Taste: Grapefruit, piny bitter hops, sweet and dry malts.
Mouthfeel: Dry, medium bodied.
Overall: A fantastic APA. Awesome aroma, big on flavor and aroma, but easy to drink down at the same time.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2009
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Smells pretty horrendous.Sour with lots of bitter hoppy notes as well. Buggy, chemically. Bottling line issues? Yes! Pours hazy golden with a nice head and lacing. Infected and gross, chemically, floral flavors sort of, perhaps a little bread. Lingering sour/earthy notes. Overcarbonated, but has a stale/non lively mouthfeel. This is god awful. I can see that it could be decent, but come on guys, let’s figure out bottling before putting this shit on the shelves.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours with a large, off0white head over a hazy golden body. Aroma of pine and apricot. Taste is grainy and malt forward with some light citrus hops. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Better than their IPA!
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery, this beer had a nice balance between hops and malt and was tasty.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 3, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bottle. Hazy, medium yellow pour with a small white head. Smells kind of fruity and a little tart and funky. Flavor is kind of bland, slightly hoppy, but barely noticable. Pretty average pale ale, might have to re-rate in the future, not sure if this is an off bottle or not.
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden amber with a fizzy white head. Good strong orange and grapefruit aroma and taste with notes of malt and grain.
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 25, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Del Cerro Liquors. Hue is a cloudy pale orange with minimal white head. Nose is grainy malts with light floral/grassy hops. Flavor is bread and cereal grain-like malts with moderate hop bitterness and floral/earthy flavors, finishes slightly bitter. Overall, a fairly standard example of a pale ale, easy drinking and balanced but no standout qualities here.
alexanderj (3264) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 19, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at some place in Chino Hills. Color was a creamy, orange to amber; was in a frozen glass which was lame, so I let it warm up a tad. Flavor was more malt, caramel and fruit, than hops. Some floral hopping. Aroma was similar, with a more pronounced fruity presence. Just ok.