JPDurden24 (1672) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice golden pale ale. One of my faves, perfectly able to drink this one all day. Just the right amount of hoppiness and sweet malts. Love it.
ipaapi (7) - Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A perfect pale ale. The delicate balance of maltiness and hoppiness is easy to appreciate for even the novice drinker.
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Memphis Taproom. Pours clean golden. Nose is fairly pungent floral, grassy hops, sweet malt. Taste doesn’t quite live up to the nose but solid grassy hops, honey. Light body. Solid
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Big Star in Chicago, used mostly as a back up to some fine whiskey and to wash down some smokin’ tacos. Nicely bitter, fresh, and not too hoppy. Crisp and refreshing.
Idiosynkrasie (5852) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle. Minimally cloudy, deep orangey golden colour with average frothy moderately lacing white head. Superb floral hop aroma, slightly sweet caramel malty undertone. Initially slightly biting hoppy taste, cristal clear middle part, a minimal fruity touch right before the finish. Very nice!
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a brilliantly clear light golden amber color with a medium size head. The foamy cap is fairly dense and has a tan color. Carbonation is medium to weak. This is quite a pale pale ale. This beer does not lack for aromatics. The hop bouquet is big and bright with aromas of grass floral and pine. Malts are understated and weak. Flavor finds a nice hoppy ale, just right I think for a pale ale. Malts and hops balance nicely with a godd biscuit malt finish. Unfortunately on the palette the beer presents itself as watery and rather weak. Its smooth with a semi-dry finish.
This is a California style APA and I couldn’t find any info about that style. Maybe a hoppy steam beer. I thought this beer pretty good even with the lighter taste, could be a session or yard beer perhaps.
fsbw21086 (437) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Solid one. Great aroma and very floral flavor. Upfront alittle different then run of the mill pale and the hops really longer but arnt super bitter . Like
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peteinSD (1446) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 18, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Tap at brewery. Clear golden pour with a steady white head. Aroma is dank floral hops with pine and a bit of citrus over a dry, biscuity malt backbone. Impressive pungency on the aroma. Taste is clean, dry hop bitterness with balancing dry bready malt and a spike of pine/bitterness into the finish. Mouthfeel is spot f-ing on for the style. Brilliant beer. Flawless.
BVery (9162) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Hopmonk Sonoma - under the alias of Hopmonk Tavern Ale. Clear light gold pour wih a small soapy white head. Nice floral hop character in this one - easy drinking and enjoyable.
JorisPPattyn (9050) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden, clear beer with a greenish sheen; small yellowish head. Grapey hops, dry hopbales, slightly fishy-salty. Dry bitterish, again a mineral component, but with a bit lame finish. Very spritzily carbonated. Underwhelming, I think the idea was not overdoing things, but they went too far... in the other direction. Somehow, that strikes me indeed as typically Californian.