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.
RunDWP (203) - San Jose, California, USA - AUG 5, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice hoppy aroma. Not much malt, but plenty of hop bitterness, with a little citrus peel, grapefruit. A little lacing on the glass. Pretty good pale ale.
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice golden color with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, malts and hops. Flavor is malt, hops and a little citrus. Better than most single IPA’s but nothing groundbreaking.
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 4, 2008
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle. Nice light amber color, and lacy white head. Has scents of citrus, malt, and green grapes(?!) That was the end of the goodness. Not much flavor and it disappears quickly, to a bitter leftover. I’ll finish this one, but I wouldn’t if I had others lined up waiting for me.
Palidor19 (3081) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
it has its good qualities yet everything seems to be standard instead of something special. still its got the hops and malt that you want for this beer.
nick76 (4315) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is malty with plenty of pine hops and sweet caramel. The appearance is hazy pale gold. The flavor is like the aroma. Overall I like it.
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On-tap at the brewpub. Pours burnt orange with a moderate sized white head, good retention, sheet lace. Smells hoppy and a bit hop resiny. Smells a bit malty as well but mostly hoppy. Tastes hoppy and earthy with big, deep caramelly malt flavors as well. Medium body, good carbonation. Solid pale ale.
Earlier Rating: 6/30/2008 Total Score: 3.5
12oz bottle. Pours light orange/yellow with a small white head, decent retention, good lace. Smells crisp and hoppy, slight citrus. Tastes light, crisp, and sweet citrusy, maybe a bit of malt in there. Thin body, crisp carbonation.
scottw86 (1151) - Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma was very hoppy with some floral hints. Flavor was also very hoppy. Very smooth. Some more malt flavor would bring this from very good to exceptional.
elcig (37) - Oliver Springs, Tennessee, USA - JUN 1, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the bottle. Very nice floral aroma with a suggestion of pines. Appearance is a very clear coppery gold with a light head. Mouthfeel is a silky gauze with a wondrous texture. Flavor is very light and was low point on this one for me, Some hints of citrus and malt but overall a bit bland on the flavor profile.
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 30, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. The pour was pale copper, maybe a dark gold. The head was scant but managed to produce decent lacing. The aroma was light malt, some pine and floral hoppiness and ever so light citrus. The flavor was relatively light, more focused on sweet malt and some bright floral hops. Only a bit of citrus. Clean, easy drinking. Problem free if uninspiring.