shakespeare33 (197) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. pours a subtle amber with a quickly dissipating head, the smell is of a citrus and floral aroma with a slight spice that permeates above the glass. Initial hit to the palate, is subpar, quick hints of citrus but a piney, maltiness quickly superceeds the taste and Im left with nothing more than a bitter aftertaste. Hops arent quite up to snuff and its just an average ale...
slowrunner77 (186) - reno, Alabama, USA - JUL 26, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
a very boring entry to the style on tap @Sierra Brewfest 08. i hope the pale & hefe aren’t the best they have to offer...
mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - APR 26, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty standard American pale ale. Hoppy aroma and flavor, though not overwhelmingly so. They go down pretty easily.
brettpace (176) - New York City, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is an average Pale Ale. I thought the water had a funny taste, almost stale. Better than most, but could be more.
paytoplay (146) - , California, USA - OCT 29, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Good everyday beer. Malty and a hint of belgium sweetness. Some chalky bitters. Smells like cheap beer. Nice clean and quick taste. Doesn’t linger and I don’t think it should. Wouldn’t turn this down when watching a ball game.
IEBAILI (123) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 27, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle, deep gold color, small white head that fades quickly, not much aroma, some pale malt and a little fruitiness, tastes pretty smooth with some nice hop bitterness but lacks the aromatic and flavoring hops I expect from a pale ale. Drinkable but pretty forgettable.
chargerfanjess (117) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 27, 2006
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had a big red cup at the brewery after a trip to Ale Smith...boy they are close by. Even though in a plastic cup it had a nice big white head. Great hoppy aroma of pine and spice. The flavor when I drank first sip was terrific. Nice nutty profile with a crisp citrus flavor in the background. I loved the use of the malts. Very complex...not big hop water like many pales this one had dimmension. Could be one of my favs
geographylists (26) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 24, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bought this for $5.99 for 6 bottles at Vons. Pretty average ale--some hops, but if there were a lot (a.k.a. Alesmith IPA or Green Flash West Coast IPA), it wouldn’t be $5.99 in this day of expensive hops. There’s a hint of sourness in the taste and aroma, but could be more--and the citrus overtones are more like an orange than the more desirable grapefruit. A decent lighter ale for warmer weather, but overall not quite up to San Diego microbrew standards. I give an extra point in the "overall" due to their support of families of firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty.
bigshan1 (3) - san marcos, California, USA - SEP 13, 2005 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I recently tried this beer as an obligation for living in San Diego and loving beer. The appearance and aroma were above average, but the taste was great. Rarely do I immediatley fall for a Pale Ale without numerous tastes and time, but this got me hooked.This is a good medium bodied Pale with little head and a slightly sweet malt flavor. It goes down full of flavor and finishes crisp.
lovelyinpink (1) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 15, 2007 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is by far the best beer ever! Whoever, chose to rate this beer and had anything bad to say about it...is obviously jealous of it’s FIREMEN!