high_on_hops (525) - Burlingame, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours a nice amber color with a short off-white head and lacing. It has a aroma of pine and slightly citrus hops along with some amber malt. The flavor is hoppy up front with a medium body and a spicy rye and malt finish.
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LtDan (1740) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - FEB 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Devil’s Canyon
Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber gold with a small filmy white head.
Aroma: Slight floral potpourri and grain.
Taste: Hop spice, grain with a pleasant fruity finish.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with average carbonation.
Overall: A bit to malty for my liking, but otherwise a flawless beer.
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 6, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Alice’s Restaurant in Woodside. Pours a clear reddish-amber color with a small whitish head and some lacing. Aroma is not too pronounced, with bready malt, caramel, rye, and somewhat restrained citrusy hops. Flavor is bready malt, caramel, and rye. The description calls this beer a pale ale, but there’s IPA in the name, which begs the question: where are the hops? This really is not bad, but it’s not an IPA. I’d call it a rye pale ale, and it’s a bit like a homebrew, fairly rough around the edges. Medium-light body with average carbonation. Drinkable at least, but pretty average overall. As the top rater of Devil’s Canyon and therefore the world’s supreme authority on their beers, I continue to describe them as "meh."