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.
joshwoodward (414) - - 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 (14753) - 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 (9159) - 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 (1309) - 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 (1556) - 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.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 30, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poursa golden yellow hue with a frothy white head. Aromas of pine, orange, and a nuty note. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a flavors of pine, a little chemically/medicinal and a nice bitterness. Gives you that toothpaste finish.