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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Tap, gold pour, white head, nose is citrus, taste is bitter, funky, piney, grapefruit

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
peteinSD (1462) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Tap @ the brewpub. Light yellow pour with a froth of white foam. Clean bitterness with dry grain and pine the aroma. Taste is medium bitterness with pine and a dry, grainy malt backbone. Clean drinker. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thome50 (1285) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Draft at Hollister served on nitro so take that into account with the palate etc. Pours a light pale orange with big white head. Aroma is grassy, slight cat piss and some citrus. Taste is more on the pale side of things with the light malt coming through but the dank hops still counter this well with some citrus and a slight caramel. The velvet mouth is awesome as I’m bias for nitro hoppy beers. Definitely knock it down a couple points if it isn’t on nitro.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDurden24 (1673) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Golden yellow pour with white head. Earthy and fruity flavor with some ctirus hops. Fairly drinkable. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 18, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 3, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAR 21, 2010
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 11, 2009
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.

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