Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A hazy golden/yellow colored beer, with a light beige head. The aroma of fruits like citrus, a little orange and hop. The taste is flat sweet with a little bitter. The aftertaste is vague sweet and a little bitter.
Jado (573) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
There’s not a lot on the nose, but it looks good - deep clear amber with a lasting white head and lively carbonation. Taste is driven by some nice hops flavours with citrus, pine and herbal tones coming through. Maybe a bit thinner than other West Coast APAs, but it’s refreshing and sessionable. Will be back for more.
hawthorne00 (2541) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber with a white head that lasts and laces. Aroma of kumquat, grapefruit, a little peach, pine. Thinnish body, rather dull mouthfeel. Not much malt presence, some caramel. Sharpish citrus, dry bitter finish is a bit herbal too. Not enough to support the hops for me.
crossovert (7866) - Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent pale ale. Assertively hopped, nice dryness. A typical west-coast rendition of the style.
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ the brewpub, San Diego. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are peach, pine, citrus, flowers, hops and malt.
ghawener (1472) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JUL 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft: Part of the July sampler. Nice, solid, clean, true to style, well crafted. Food Pairing: BBQ ribs.
Ron (2681) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Catamaran Resort. Light amber pour, small off-white head. Big citrus hops in the aroma, nice and fresh smelling, with some malt. Flavor has more malt profile, with grain. Overall very light, easy to drink.
brinehart (212) - Colorado, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear bronze-gold with lasting off-white head. Light on the nose. Citrus and tropical hops, but not bright and fresh. Somewhat dank and muted. Big flavor though. Good balance. Somewhere between PA and IPA.
skmikeg (999) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a reddish amber with a small off white head with some lacing. Aroma is of citrus, pine, sweet bready malts, and some caramel. Taste is of citrus, pine resin, tropical fruits, bready sweet malts, and some caramel malts. has a medium body wit nice carbonation, a semi creamy mouthfeel and a dry, semi bitter, yet refreshing finish. overall, a very drinkable, well balaced, and pretty decent tasting pale.
JorisPPattyn (8031) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught Almost no head, cold-hazed pale amber beer. Nice inviting USA hops’ nose, fruity, citrussy, melon. Mandarine in the mouth, lightly spicy, some sweetish malts, ever so slighlty toasted. Slightly overcarbonated (or nitrogenated?) feel, too spritzy; light body, slick. Nice pale ale USA style.