Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 30, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Hamiltonís Tavern. Pours a clear deep golden color with a one finger thick white head that left some spotty lacing. Nice nose of light hops, grass and cereal grains. Flavor was crisp and malty with a light hop bitterness.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - OCT 31, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the brewery. Rating #1 and the very first cask beer that H24 has produced. Love the way cask beer looks, nice gold color with that fantastic cascading action and a rich full creamy white head. Aroma was very fragrant, sweetness from the honey and a beautiful hop presence. Creamy mouthfeel, light sweetness from the honey and a nice hoppiness, good stuff. (1038)
Earlier Rating: 6/22/2008 Total Score: 4
Big hop presence, but does not assault the taste buds. Very nice head, coats the glass all the way down. A beer you could drink all day. Brilliant!
troyc (2862) - Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Tap] Darker golden pour with a small but lasting white head. Nice aromas of perfume, citrusy hops and some fresh pine. Notes of floral hops, grapefruit, lemongrass, honey and biscuits in the flavor. Medium in body. Crisp and clean hoppy finish. A nice beer that I could drink a lot of. Tasting notes from 8/2014.
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - AUG 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thank you Floydster for the undated 12oz bottle. Clear golden with a one finger off-white head, good retention. Aroma has sweaty grapefruit rind Cascades up front with some light pale malt behind. The flavor is much the same, with a touch of pine coming through. The finish is semi-dry with bitterness around a 3 at the back corners of my tongue. Also, there was something slightly grassy at one point. Light body with light to moderate carbonation. Good enough APA with no flaws.
mjg74 (2660) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Vons. Nose is somewhat sweet with a bit of hoppiness and a biscuity note. Understated dry hoppiness up front with a pretty strong malt foundation. Not super bitter, but not sweet either. Tasty pale ale.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A solid pale ale. Medium bitterness. Maltiness is strong here. I am starting to prefer the single hop pale ales. I can see this as a summer beer for the BBQ.
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle from local grocery store. Pours a translucent brass color with a small white head that has fair retention. The aroma is soft and indistinct with mild grains, grass and a hint of melons. The flavor, unlike the nose, is fairly assertive, with complex citrus--I get oranges, mangoes and papaya. The malt base is bready and compliments the hops nicely. The palate is a bit on the lighter side which is appropriate for the style, and the carbonation is lively. Finishes short and dry. Overall: Iím impressed, this pale ale rocks.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Tim, pours pale gold with a nice rocky white head that lasts. Aroma and flavor are much the same. Grassy, toasted malts with nice bright hop notes of resinous pine.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAY 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Typical if uspectacular version of a California Pale Ale - light golden color, decent citrussy hop nose and palate, very light malt and body.
OldMrCrow (2077) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Hophead22 -- thanks.
Didnít realize this was such a seldom-rated beer when I tried it -- interesting! Thanks for the ultra-local hookup.
Pours a nice copper with a foamy near-white head. Good citrus aroma, rich caramel malts coming through as well. Very nice. A bit of skunkiness in there too, unfortunately, but still, pretty impressive. Flavor is more non-descript. Yep, a pretty nice APA leaning toward amber ale.