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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 18, 2008
On tap @ Hamilton’s. Pretty much your standard pale. Clear golden pour with a frothy white head. Light nose of citrus hops and some malt. Finish was crisp and refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - SEP 6, 2008
On tap at Karl Strauss Carlsbad. Brown amber color. Lots of hop bitterness. Nice clean grassy hoppy aroma. Very nuce. Karl Strauss keeps getting better and better. I think several of the staff are getting heavier into brewing, attending QUAFF, etc, which is helping the beer quality.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RunDWP (203) - San Jose, California, USA - AUG 13, 2008
Sampler on tap at the brew pub in down town San Diego. Caramelly aroma. Flavor of caramel malt yielded to grapefruity hop bitterness. Nice complexity to this unique pale ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31480) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
From tap at the brewpub in Carlsbad. Pours clear and golden orange with a fully diminished white head. Peachy and mild orange fruity hops aroma, quite inviting. Dry hoppy grapefruit flavour with a mild peachy flavour following. Starts solid bitter but goes lovely fruity into the finish. Nice one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (8259) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2008
Sample at the Sorrento Valley location. This brew is a deep amber color with a medium thin light beige head that dissipates steadily. Stringy lacing. Citrus hops aroma with a touch of malt. Medium body with grapefruit and hops flavors, along with some sweet malt. The finish is dry and hoppy with a lingering bitterness left over. Not bad overall.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oscbert (1041) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 13, 2008
~Pours a reddish amber with diminishing white head. ~ Sour citrus hop scent with some sweetness. ~Grapefruit taste with some sweetness. ~Light feel, bitter finish. ~This is an enjoyable pale ale. A little light though.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - MAY 25, 2008
On tap at the brewery downtown San DIego. This was one of many on tap that I tasted and thought it was just ok.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcwattsrugger (11113) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2008
on tap-pours a thin retaining light tan head that laces and amber color. Aroma is nice citrus-pink grapefruit hops. Taste is nice citrus-pink grapefruit hops-some bitter (c-hops). Secondary medium malt, which fades to faint. Dry. Bitter hop finish.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (6990) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2008
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.

1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 1/20
Charlzm (246) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 26, 2007
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.


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