brokensail (14558) - San Leandro, 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 (3050) - 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 (5569) - 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 (1420) - 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 (7915) - 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 (1549) - 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 (1545) - 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 (1806) - 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 (5938) - 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.