Hugi (463) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - SEP 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange-golden and clear with a medium creamy head. Aroma of citrus/grapefruit, tropical fruits (pineapple, melon), spices (maybe cinnamon, maybe a little vanilla), maybe almonds. Tastes very fruity as described, decent bitterness, floral and resiny hop-qualities. Bitter and a little sweet ending with a good moutfeel.
goochflies (50) - Kaiserstuhl, SWITZERLAND - JAN 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a great California Pale Ale.... Citrus, floral, hoppy aroma, lovely medium body with a superb dry finish. From sniff to swallow, nothing bad to say about this beer. Pure pleasure...
Fisler (186) - GERMANY - JAN 30, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wirklich herrlich fruchtige Note, in der Nase Papaya, Mango, Ananas. Im Trunk setzen sich die Aromen fort, sehr weich aufeinander abgestimmt, leichte Süße. Im Abgang dann herb, bitter, aber nicht zu krass. Sehr rundes Ale, sehr sorgfältig abgestimmt. Einfach lecker!
GMCC2181 (1553) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAY 12, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by robert at SL. Drank on April 20th. Light golden yellow color. Ok head. Light aroma of hops... Taste wise this is the best pale ale I have ever tasted... Nice hoppy taste. If some one told me this was an IPA I would of believed them. It had a nice hop bite to it. Light in texture. Really easy to drink. Great beer, that could be drank any where at any time. ****update**** picked up a sixer for my self. This beer is the sh!t... Looks like your typical crappy macro.... but really great taste for a pale ale.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Pours a deep gold with a nice wheat head.
S: Plenty of hops for the style with some mild sweetness.
T: Slightly sweet malt with some citrus/grapefruit hops.
M: Medium bodied and well-carbonated.
D: Quite good in this department. A nice, low abv beer with plenty of hops--my definition of great session-style drinkability.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-01-2009
BucannonXC5 (1060) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 23, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2011 Poured from a bottle into a pilsner glass. Had less than a ¼-inch of head. Color was a lighter orange/gold combination. Slight lacing left after pour. Very slight film throughout the glass.
Smelled plenty of strong flavors. First smell is citrus, mainly lemon and orange. Some pine in there, too. Smells crisp and fresh.
Tasted like a combination of citrus and pine needles. Followed with some grapefruit and orange peels. More hoppy than I thought it would be, but overall a pretty good balance.
Good mouthfeel. Refreshing throughout and never lost its taste. Crisp and refreshing. All the flavors work together well. Higher on the carbonation.
Have always loved this beer. Despite finally rating it, I hardly think it changed from my first sip a few years ago. Crisp, clean and refreshing.
spjensen (97) - Davis, California, USA - AUG 24, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Poured golden with a sweet malty aroma. First taste noticed a light, yet crisp carbonation. Overall went down smooth and very refreshing. Sweet taste.
craftbeerdesign (2243) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
sample from bottle on 11/16/11. golden pour with a small white head. floral / herbal hop nose with bread notes. medium body with an herbal bitterness, sweet caramel and bread notes. dry bitter finish.
alesales (10) - Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hands down my favorite pale ale. The Aroma is awesomely floral with pine and citrus. Appearance is nice and golden with slight white head retention and moderate lacing. The taste is sweet malt at first then transitions to a nice, bitter, piney hop. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall this is a fantastic pale ale, nice flora hop aroma, with IPA like hop taste, but with only 4.8% abv. Very sessionable!
DocJitsu (1194) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’ve had this beer many times, both on tap and in the bottle. It has never tasted the same each time. Fortunately, this time (out of the tap), it suited my taste better than any other. It pours a beautiful golden color with a distinct citrus bouquet. No head at all, but this is likely the bar tender’s choice in the way she poured to fit as much beer in the pint as possible. An easily discernible citrus up front with an alternating citrus and less present pine at the finish. A well-balanced grain and hop concoction. An excellent example of a pale ale. A competitor for Sierra Nevada as a go to, quintessential American pale ale.