iammatt (13) - California, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2013 Orange appereance with a white head with fair lacing. Smell is of Pine and Citrus. A few caramel notes are present but flavor is dominated by Cascades. Reminds me of a boozier SNPA.
birdmachine (155) - San Jose / San Luis Obispo, California, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Full pour at the brewery. Much needed thesis break. Aroma is pretty darn clean with cracker, pale malt, and a whiff of orange peel. The whole thing almost seems sugary after a few attempts to identify it. The beer pours hazy orange that actually does glow when held up to the light. Taste pretty clean with mostly pale malt, and bread bread showing. Lingering tastes of poppy seeds, orange peel, and candied grapefruit show up on the tongue. Definitely not bitter, but he hops lend a fruity flavor. Body is light with medium-high carbonation. A little fizzy at the end back, finishes a little full. Overall a pretty clean and fruity pale ale. Bitterness is absent but the hops lend a nice fruit character to make sure this is not too bland. Nice brew.
joshwoodward (466) - - JUL 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had a taste on tap at the brewery. Solid, if a bit standard. Good west coast hoppiness, light.
anders37 (15300) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity malty hoppy citrus bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus finish.
brokensail (9850) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange in color with a white head. Some orange peel and general citrus hop notes on the nose. Bready malt sweetness, grass, and some pine. A bit bland, though. The flavor is a little bland as well, but okay. Some orange peel, pine, and grassy hops. Bready malt flavor and lightly bitter on the finish.
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery with my bro-in-law Mike. Great off-the-radar brewery. Strong amber pour with off white head. Good bite, but not overpowering roast. Great hoppiness. Nice even pale ale.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the brewery. Almost opaque stuff; just hazy as hell. Big piney nose and flavor with a modicum of dry, clean malt. Lightly fruity on the whole. Bitter through the finish. Just a dry and hoppy West Coast style pale ale wiht barely any malt to speak of. If the hops were more interesting, I would be more forgiving of the balance issues.
EdKing (1705) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden with a faint cloudy hue. Aroma is nice citrous crisp hops. Flavour is a burst of zingy citrous hop punch, which is quickly a nice balance of that sweet lemony with biscuity malt, which is characteristic of these West coast pale ales. Very good example of the American Pale Ale and a nice brew.
londonbrew (1) - USA - AUG 22, 2007 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 17/20
I don’t know what the rest of these reviewers were drinking, there is no medicinal aftertaste. Yes, it is a little cloudy but within BJCP guidelines for a pale ale. This is a good example of a pale ale.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 22, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Awesome pale ale here. Real nice citrusy/flowery hop aroma. Flavor is slightly sweet and complements the aroma nicely. Smooth refreshing body. Very good pale.