timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear, slightly hazy vivid copper gold. Nice foamy white head. Smells very good - crisp citrus hops, grain, and lager yeast. Tastes very refreshing, clean and fresh - citrus hops and lager. The body is light and fits well with the other components. Active carbonation that doesn’t get in the way. A nice surprise extra in a trade. Paired well with a steak teriyaki dinner.
Blairgus (2865) - California, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 feb 2013, bottle. Light orange, clear, occasional bubbles. Nose is beery gold syrup and floral. Thin/med body and mildly fizzy. Floral, lemon, syrup. Okay.
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Ibrew2or3 (7201) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to JPDurden24 for sharing this. It pours a clear gold with a white head of foam. The aroma is nice and estery with pears and apples and lagery yeastiness around the edges. The taste is similar with sweet apple and pear esters mixing with a bit of bitter hoppy spiciness. To midway the hop spiciness gets a little more earthy and gravel like in its bitterness. This offers a nice blend of sweet esters and bitter hoppiness. I like it.
BOLTZ7555 (2854) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden tangerine pour with an ivory head. Earthy, grassy, citrusy with a nice malt, grain, and oat backbone. Medium mouthfeel.
Jcarb28 (97) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - JAN 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
An orange copper color on the pour with a light frothy head. Hints of citrus fruits flavors and has a very low carbination as well. A slight hop taste on the palate to finish. O.K overall.
bb (7052) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden-amber beer with a cream head. Malt and grain aroma. malt and light grass flavor with light caramel. Medium bodied. Low carbonation. Mineral and caramel lingerw ith light grass.
DYCSoccer17 (3388) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle purchased at Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. The aroma is initially sweet, sugary with hints of priming sugar. Light noble, floral hop aroma, without much else happening here. Transparent golden-orange body with a rocky, pillowy white head present. Nice head retention. Starts highly carbonated with an aggressive, earthy bitterness present. Light biscuit in the middle, before this finishes with more bitter, earthy hop flavors. An interesting beer, but not one I am in love with.
daknole (9692) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light copper pour, white head. tart apples, yeast, pale malts, light hop nose. Flavor is simple and clean, some good yeast, tiny bit of hops and high drinkability.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Pours a clear golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head, The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel and grainy malts with citrus and floral hops with a bit of lager yeast.
T - Starts off with a mix of sweet caramel and grainy malts with some citrus hops and a bit of bitterness. Through the middle, some light pine hops with some more bitterness comes through some more bready and biscuit malts. The finish is a mix of sweet grainy and caramel malts with citrus hops, light bitterness, and a touch of lager yeast.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and lightly sweet finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice California common with a good malt and hop balance.
halfbarrelbc12 (4) - - OCT 18, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
not sure why this beer gets such low ratings. I wonder if people don’t understand the style. More malt flavor, more hop bitterness and more abv than others of the style. I love the pale ale qualities with the lager finish. Awesome warm weather beer!