nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - MAY 8, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at KS Sorrento. Pale gold color. Kinda thin body. Sweet with a bit of hop bitterness. Pretty weak unsatisfying finish. Wouldn’t try again.
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 19, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On-tap at the TapRoom. Pours slightly hazy amber with a thinnish white head, good lace. Smells light syrupy hoppy, slightly fruity sweet, earthy, slightly nutty, some malts. Tastes of some iced tea, nutty hops and some sweet cereal malts. Not that good but drinkable. Medium body, good carbonation.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 18, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - SEP 6, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
RunDWP (203) - San Jose, California, USA - AUG 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
yespr (32033) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Dogbrick (8680) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Oscbert (1059) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
~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.
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - MAY 25, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery downtown San DIego. This was one of many on tap that I tasted and thought it was just ok.
jcwattsrugger (11225) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.