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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 2.99/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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This is our take on the classic American pale ale. We use lightly roasted caramel malts to provide a pleasant mouth feel to accompany the citrus and tropical American hops we add. The hop additions are all made very late in the boil process to ensure a clean and refreshing finish. This beer pairs well with an afternoon by the pool in the company of friends and family.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyJ (5402) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 10, 2016
On draft at the brewery. Yellow pour, slightly hazy, with a white head. Very light and clean. Malty, bread, notes of citrus and fruit, and slight bitter finish. Very easy drinking, but also a bit boring pale ale.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
balboaraiders (4) - - JAN 27, 2016 does not count
This was my go to beer. What a pale ale should be. Really nice all the way around.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dodgers101 (6) - - JAN 21, 2016 does not count
Third beer in my flight at Helmís. This didnít have the aroma I thought it would, only complaint. Clarity was great, and an easy drinking beer. Lots of citrus for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (8181) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Fruity hops, mild citrus, some peachy notes, moderate sweetness, and a bit of lingering bitterness. Pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (2455) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 9, 2015
Draft at Eastbound on Pint Glass Night. Typical American Pale Ale. Hops on the nose. Grass and pine. More on the flavor. Hoppy and nearing an IPA.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sfbeerfan (2) - - NOV 7, 2014 does not count
Crystal clear beer with a great clean finish. A little bit of a hop bite on the back end which I think makes it a nice San Diego Pale

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Tap, dark orange pour, white head, nose is lacking, taste is slightly hoppy, maybe some oranges but thats it

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
AmEricanbrew (6731) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Bottle. Clear amber color with a huge ivory head. Tropical fruit, plastic, caramel aromas. Frothy expansive mouthfeel. Citrusy, pine hoppy bitter flavors with polycarbonate, plastic, all forms of infection----drying bitter finish____pretty sure this bottle was compromised --too bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blairgus (4122) - California, USA - MAR 8, 2014
8 Mar 2014, tap at Helm's Brewing. Dark yellow, clear, no bubbles. Nose is sugary granola. Thin body and moderately fizzy. Grassy hops up front but sugary granola in the background. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 6, 2013
Tap at the brewery. Rating #3. Decent little pale, nice hop presence and drinkable. (2629)


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