sitzds (243) - - DEC 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Beachwood BBQ Seal Beach poured into shaker. Amber color, one finger of head, spotty lacing. Aroma is mild, grassy hops, honey and bread malt, some citrus peel. Flavors are similar with a cracker malt backbone and slightly more assertive hop bitterness - a balanced apa. Textbook palate: light bodied, crisp texture, moderate-high carbonation, a touch dry in the finish. Paired well with my salad.
drowland (5893) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
11/15/13. 22oz bomber from ninotchka22. Thanks, gurl! Obscenely pristine clear amber copper pour with a nice khaki head that sticks around and laces quite well, actually. Very subdued aroma, bitter, but not much character. There’s also a hint of a mineral aspect, some metal, breadiness, and light citrus hoppiness. Mellow flavor, minerals, caramel, metallic, a bit of a citrus bite, not much else. Meh.
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Light citrus aroma. Light grapefruit and light malt flavor. Medium bodied. Malt and light grapefruit lingers.
Blairgus (2363) - California, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
26 July 2013, tap at Figueroa Mtn. Brewery. Dark yellow, clear, no bubbles. Nose is resin hops. Thin body and moderately fizzy. Grapefruit rind hops. Decent.
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DedicatedToFun (1811) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A better pale ale on tap at brewery in Santa Barbara, hints of hops and piney notes, overall decent
DocJitsu (700) - Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a lager-clear orange golden color with a pure white head for which Fig is well known. Mouthfeel is nearly perfect for the style. Wet and full with a hint of carbonation and hop warmth. Tangerine, grapefruit, and a hint of pine. Pine emerges more in the flavor. Some tangerine and grapefruit flavors. Fine example of the style.
beersearcher (2268) - Glendale, California, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A fairly solid pale sampled at the Buellton tap room. For a hophead, it is a little light on the bitterness and the grain/malts don’t seem to pick up the slack.
maekchu (1698) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at loud sports bar/restaurant in SLO. Light hop aroma, and a hit of metallic sharpness. Very pale straw color. Light hop, again, in initial / some malt and metallic notes in mid palate / finish is somewhat balanced and fizzy. Thin body. Okay. Nothing really very special, but it went well enough with the pub grub.
bytemesis (2429) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Clear amber, small white head, decent lacing. Aroma is light, with notes of citrus and pine. Flavor is the same with very light sweetness, light bitterness, bready malts. Light body, creamy, prickly carbonation, quite nice for ABV.
BucannonXC5 (731) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Karl Strauss pint glass
From: Holiday Wine Cellar
Poured a golden pale clear color with two fingers of white head that initially lasted for quite some time. Sporadic, wet, foamy lacing on the side of the glass with a pretty good retention of thickest head all the way down.
Smelled fairly malty up front with caramel, honey and cereal leading the way. Got some grass hops as well. Reminded me somewhat of an amber or a pilsner rather than a pale ale.
Tasted more like a pale ale than the smell indicated. Bready malts along with cereal and honey notes. Some lemon grass hops. A lingering bitterness on the tongue after.
Light body. Oily texture. Average-to-soft (below average) carbonation. Long, bitter finish.
A decent pale ale overall. It was hit and miss for me in terms of the rating (liked it, didn’t like it, liked, etc.). I liked the Davy Brown Ale a bit better and I’m looking forward to the IPA and IIPA.