maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A golden coloured beer with a thin off white head. Nice hops in the nose. Some good pine notes. Hoppy too in the mouth with some balancing malt notes. Never harsh, and refreshingly tasty. Good late bitterness.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2012 Thanks Frankenstein. Hazy pale golden yellow, citrus, floral, hoppy, little grain crisp.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A Mes rate: Bottle at GBBF.
Semi hazy gold with a thin white head. Fruity grapefruit and peach hoppage. Fairly sweet, quite high carbonation but still very drinkable and refreshing.
harrisoni (14230) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle bought at GBBF 08. I love these Californian pale ales, so easy drinking. First beer of the day at 20.50 straight out of the fridge and straight down my throat to quench my throat. Moderate grapefruit hop on aroma, just enough malt to keep it all together and a light stinging lingering grapefruit hop finish. Just a perfect quaffing beer. Wish I had another 4 or 5 in the fridge as this one has seemed to disappear in about 5 minutes. Boy, was I thirsty.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Date: 12 oz. bottle on 8/1/08
Aroma - Toasted grain, hay, hints of lemon, honey, and some faint spice
Appearance - Hazy gold, small white head, decent lace
Flavor - Nice frutiy sweetness, balnced well by a gently bitterness
Palate - Medium body and carbonation, smooth with a light richness, pleasing dry palate
Overall - Quality APA, well crafted, quaffable
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted somewhere along my trip through the States.
Hazy yellow colored brew. Fruity, spicy aroma. Sweet, fruity, malty and hoppy flavor.
oh6gdx (21122) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Hazy yellow colour, small white head. Aroma is fruits, fudge, some nectar, spices and mild grassyness. Flavour is the same along with some hints of cereal and caramel malts.
CelticBrew (884) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - AUG 7, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Compliments of DrBayern (Thanks Matt), The beer poured a light medium golden from 12 oz bottle. Formed a nice bubbley foamy head of foam. Aroma of malts, hops, ocean water and grasses. Flavour was of the same, extremely smooth, yet somewhat bitter. Extremely drinkable beer, sheeeesh, wish I had about 24 more! WOW!
yespr (32988) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap at Pizza Port, Solana Beach. Pours clear and yellow with a lacing white head. Fruity hops aroma light peachy. Flavour is sweet and fruity and with a nice peach and mild grapefruity hops flavour. Ends medium dry and slight bitter.
tripelthreat (190) - Soquel, California, USA - AUG 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium head on clear, golden body. Just a great floral aroma. Flavor is mild sweetness, a little watery, but with a moderate amount of citric bitterness. Left no lacing on the glass. Nice to find a sub 5% pale ale.