ekoerper (590) - 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 (387) - 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 don’t know what else to say frankly
Medium texture, light carbonation
brokensail (11554) - 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 Bootlegger’s offerings, but a solid pale ale that you could drink with ease.
DarkElf (3035) - 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, it’s drinkable, but it’s very plain and I’m feeling no compelling reason to finish the bottle.
drfabulous (4188) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce thanks to JohnC. Bready APA with orange pale color. Light caramel taste. Easy drinking beer all the way. Decent.
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had on tap at Bootleggers Brewery. Pours a clear yellow/orange with no head and slight carbonation. Nicely balanced aromas and flavors with a good malt flavor and slight hop bitterness. Good flavor and a well balanced pale. Nothing special, but again, nothing horrible either. Pretty middle of the road.
Barreras (1047) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUL 25, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a copper color with a hoppy malty smell. Slightly bitter with a full mouth bread feel. Overall an easy drinker, reminds me of a Sierra Nevada.
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber beer with an off-white head. Grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and light pine flavor with light caramel. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and caramel lingers with light pine.
ghawener (1472) - 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 (1537) - 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.