BucannonXC5 (665) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Firestone pint glass
From: VONS in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $13.99 (w/ VONS card) for a variety 12-pack
Purchased: Oct. 18, 2013
Consumed: Oct. 18, 2013
Poured a honey caramel rather clear color with 1-to-2 fingers of khaki white head. Sporadic spots of foamy white lacing along the sides. Above average retention on the top on the way down.
Smelled mainly citrus hops with sour lemon coming through. Initially reminded me of lemon drop candy, although not as good. Also seems to be Cascade hops. Earthy, grassy hops. Buttery as well.
Tasted pretty much like the smell, which was also what I expected. That earthy, grainy, grassy hops. Buttery, lemon, honey and a bit of iced tea. Surprisingly a strong bite of alcohol.
Light-to-medium body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, bitter finish.
An OK pale ale. Nothing special about this beer.
brokensail (9108) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 28, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Random bottle @ our tasting. Light amber pour with a white head. Nose is grassy and vegetal. Meh. Bread, some straw, cardboard, and a touch of pine. Weird citrus note. The taste is quite vegetal. Some citrus character, bread, straw, and a bit of cardboard. Light bitterness and grass.
GT2 (6980) - Riverside, California, USA - JUL 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
355mL thanks to Chris. Clear deep orange pour with thick lacing. Nose is heavy cheese and dust moving to something really strange like Capri Sun, artificial citrus juice. Taste is dusty, cantaloupe. Dry, dusty, mealy finish. Nah.
DedicatedToFun (1540) - SoCal, California, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks Chris for the beer, part of tasting, easy to drink pale ale, not too intense but cold and easy to drink.
yngwie (11750) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 12oz. An amber colored beer topped by a decent, off-white head. The aroma is a bit malty for my likings, at least considering itís and APA. Some citrusy scents too, maybe a touch of grass and tropical fruits. In the mouth too itís too malty, and way too chewy for an APA, Iíd also like more bitterness going on. Still, itís a quite nice beer, not just within my definition of a pale ale. Full body, with a pleasant level of carbonation. A beer I wonít miss, but wonít have any problems drinking more of either. 130630
kaser (1754) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this from bottle. Bitter and off base smell. This is a cheap IPA and it tastes like it. Got it down no problem. But don't drink it next to any good ones
marcus (5608) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours cloudy amber with a rich off-white head and an amorphous aroma. There is a sweet pale malt flavor with light hop bitterness.
robforbes (2001) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours a clear pale amber with a thin white head, and good lacing.
smell is faint, a little citrus, a little floral, and some caramel.
taste is a bit watery, some hops, malt, somewhat metallic, and a touch of citrus. ends somewhat tangy.
bhensonb (9820) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from mixed box at Safeway in Davis, CA. Pours clear copper with a slight white head. Light aromas of roast malt and citrus/floral. Med body. Flavor is roast malt with some citrus/floral hop. It fits the style. The flavors are fairly strong. Ten years ago this would have been a show stopper. Today itís average "craft". But thatís not bad.
IrishBoy (3686) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 27, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle from Safeway Salinas. Nose is caramel, light citrus, and a little grassy note. Clear amber with a medium off white head. Flavor is very light bitterness and caramel. Drinkable if nothing better is around.