Ibrew2or3 (6450) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at La Jolla location Karl Strauss. Pours deep gold with a nearly copper core and white head. The aroma is big with a dose of pine, grassiness and hints of grapefruit hops. Smells great. The mouth feel seems thin throughout. The taste begins with fresh grapefruit juice hop flavor and bitterness followed by a mild pulse of pine hop bitterness and faint malty sweetness. The watery-ness of the beer is a bit distracting. Very enjoyable. Maybe I was expecting much less.
Charlzm (246) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 26, 2007
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
On draft at Karl Strauss Universal City, 11/26/07. Expected medium yellow/amber color, decent carbonation and head retention. Aroma positively reeks of dishsoap with a strange overtone of underarm deodorant. Soapy glass, perhaps? Flavor likewise dominated by soap. Pine, citrus hop flavor and a tidbit of malt appear before the lingering, soapy finish. Dreadful.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a nice APA. Very hoppy citrus nose. A light reddish orange appearance. It actually reminds me alot of the Stargazer IPA, maybe a tad hoppier on the flavor. Very pleasant drinkable hoppiness. Like alot of other KS beers, this one could be fine for session drinking.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 1, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at Columbia Street brewpub. Pours a clear, deep amber color with a thin off-white head that leaves some spotty lace. Aroma is dominated by hops with some toasty malts evident as well. Flavor is very briefly of toasty malts, then become all about the hops, citrus, grapefruit and pine notes abound, with a slight spiciness in the finish - hoppy indeed and somewhat unbalanced to this beer lover. Medium body and cripsy carbonation. Overall this is a just above average brewpub beer.
chargerfanjess (119) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 10, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale straw to copper crystal clear. hop aroma spicey pepper great flavor nice palate. very good overall beer
patrick767 (3333) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 24, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap - Nice amber color, decent balance but as a pale ale it could use a bit more hops. Palate is a little thin and overcarbonated. The taste is good though and the finish fairly crisp.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap from the brewpub. Tasted during trip to California. Light amber colour with a fruity and malty aroma. Great taste very fresh and with a well balance of hops. Ends up with a nice aftertaste.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2010 (Draft) Pours a clear golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of mild citrus and malts. Flavor of mild hops, malts, and caramel. 7/3/6/3/12
(Bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of grain, pine, light citrus, and herbs. Flavor of herbs, grass, and some citrus with a bitter finish. 7/3/7/3/14
DarkElf (3014) - La Jolla, California, USA - OCT 16, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draft: World Curry in San Diego, CA) Not too bad for a Karl Strauss beer, but I have pretty low expectations of them, so it’s all relative I suppose; Moderately bitter, hoppy, dominant light citrus flavor; Pretty light on the malt, with a mild sweetness; Smells lightly sweet and malty with some hops and citrus; Very carbonated mouthfeel, light-to-medium body; Light golden color; Off-white head settles to a sheen, with lots of delicate, but dense lacing
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - JUL 16, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fresh hops with some fruit in the nose. Deep amber color. Well balanced. Quite drinkable. Like the other Karl Strauss beers, I had this one on a fresh tap in its San Diego home.