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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jjh19 (58) - California, USA - MAY 1, 2010
My bottle of Pintail Pale Ale poured a rich golden amber color. Decent head. Had a really clean look. A pleasant aroma, hints of citrus (maybe grapefruit?) Taste: Wow - this ale delivers big on the citrus with the first sip. Pretty cool. I think my favorite thing about the Pintail is the malts I get mid-sip. Creates a nice balance with the vibrant hops. My bottle had a fairly ale-standard medium body - Nothing crazy. This is a smooth pale ale with an interesting hoppiness. Iíd totally recommend this. Canít wait for a hot San Diego day to enjoy a couple more.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - APR 28, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2010 6 pack from BevMo Carmel Mtn. Ranch: Deep orange-amber color with a medium eggshell white head. Aroma is light sweet citrus. Flavor starts light sweet caramel followed by citrus and a light dry grapefruit -lemon finish. Medium body is tangy with moderate carbonation. One of Karl Straussís better brews. : )

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - APR 22, 2010
Damn, forgot to enter this...12oz. bottle

Appearance: Pours a clear amber orange with a retaining thin cap of head.

Aroma: A nice hoppy aroma featuring herbal and citrus notes.

Taste: Bitterness, citrus, and a bite of salty caramel.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, slightly juicy and moderate carbonation.

Overall: A very solid APA that I think most would enjoy. It isnít as crisp as most California Pale Ales, but the malt backbone will make this much more approachable to folks who donít care for a Sierra Nevada type of APA.
Earlier Rating: 4/6/2010 Total Score: 3.5
12 oz. bottle

Appearance: Pours a clear amber orange with a retaining thin cap of head.

Aroma: A nice hoppy aroma featuring herbal and citrus notes.

Taste: Bitterness, citrus, and a bite of salty caramel.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, slightly juicy and moderate carbonation.

Overall: A very solid APA that I think most would enjoy. It isnít as crisp as most California Pale Ales, but the malt backbone will make this much more approachable to folks who donít care for a Sierra Nevada type of APA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2010
Bottle, via trade with LTDan, clear hazelnut brown with soft white foam, hoppy caramel aroma with light sweat, flavor is soft hops and caramel with some malt on the finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyobon (918) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2010
Draught. Clear reddish copper with some small white head. Aroma is floral hops with tangy fruit (grapefruit or pineapple). Medium body and carbonation. Flavour starts sweet and fruity (pineapple or grapefruit again) and ends with a pleasant bitter finish. A well balanced pale ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joet (2172) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - APR 7, 2010
This is a perfect little beer. At 5.3 itís still abundantly flavorful and with thin but strong wave of dry hopping. Despite the abundant hop character itís not "balanced" by sweetness in a way that mars the texture with sticky sugars. It goes down very easily and yet still makes a contribution to Thai food, fish tacos, burgers and salads. This is the best beer Iíve had all week. Iím not kidding.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
elguapo47 (13) - California, USA - JAN 21, 2010
on tap. Aroma- nice pine and citrus quality Appearance- golden color Taste- pine and grapefruit hop flavors come through. malt balance comes in at just the right time. bitterness lingers in the finish, pleasantly so. Palate- medium. Overall- very sessionable pale ale. lots of flavor going on. not over powering on the hop side.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 21, 2009
Draft. Golden amber beer with an off-white head. Malt and sumemr fruit aroma. Summer fruit flavor with some light caramel. Medium bodied. Sumemr fruit lingers.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2009
On tap. Clear, deep golden with an off-white head. fresh, peachy nose. Light body, hardly any malts to be detected but fruit and caramel. Dry and hoppy finish. Fresh alright. 070709

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29282) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2009
Draft at the Carlsbad location. A hazy golden beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is malty combined with notes fo citrus and grapefruit. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of grass and grapefruit on a malty back ground, and with a light touch of strawberries, leading to a bitter finish. 35 IBUís.


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