anders37 (12756) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Toronado San Diego, San Diego, CA. Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy finish.
JPDurden24 (1094) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden yellow pour with white head. Earthy and fruity flavor with some ctirus hops. Fairly drinkable. Good stuff.
daknole (7205) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yellow pour, white head. Soapy, citrus hops on the nose. Flavor is hoppy and citrus notes dominate. A bit of grassy notes and some caramel.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this on tap at Hollister Brewing. It was on nitro the day I was there. It was very easy drinking, with some nice citrus hop flavors.
womencantsail (6902) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly cloudy golden straw color with a dense white head. Still moderately hoppy, despite the typical dumbing down effect of nitrogen. There is a good bit of citrus peel and a light herbal hop note, too, maybe some pine. Lightly sweet with aromas of bread. The flavor has a bit more sweet malt/bread flavor than expected from the nose. But, it does have nice citrus peel (mostly orange) characteristics to it.
iowaherkeye (2636) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Slightly hazy clear orange amber with a one finger, creamy nitro off-white head, great retention. Served ice cold. Pine hops and sweet caramel malts dominate with a fair amount of herbal dry-hopped character. Flavor adds some earthy notes, and the caramel is more restrained with minimal sweetness. Just before the earthy bitter semi-dry finish (that peaked at a 5), there was a bit of a fruity lemon tang. Light carbonation with a light to medium body. Thought it’d be a little too sweet, but really none to be had. Pretty good.
BMan1113VR (7381) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Hollister. Seemed to be on Nitro. Pours with a huge creamy head that stays. Clear yellow body. Aroma of pine, grass and toffee. Taste is hoppy with an odd toasty malt profile. Some tang to it. Creamy mouthfeel and light nitro bubbles.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - APR 27, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light amber with a white head. Aroma is an earthy hoppiness, light caramel, light fruit. Taste is fairly mild, caramel, piney hops.
ApisAles (1402) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nitro tap at Hollister in Goleta. Poured a nice amber/orange color with about a finger’s worth of thick white head from the nitro. Aroma was very crisp and hoppy. Lots of citrus/grapefruit hops. Smooth drinker. Decent IPA, but the nitro seemed a little gimmicky.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAY 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2008 Nitro tap at the brewpub. Orange body with a thick creamy nitro head that leaves rings of lace down the glass. The aroma is super dry and hoppy. Big citrus and resin come through. The flavor is likewise dry and hoppy. Suggests and IPA with a really dry and lighter malt flavor. Really dry on the whole, and quite drinkable. The mouthfeel is a little flat due to the nitro. I think that it would be a little better with regular gas, but this differentiates it from their other pales, I guess. If you are in the mood for a clean, dry, and hoppy ale, this is what you want to go for.