itfitz (10) - California, USA - MAY 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Calling this American Pale Ale "average" does no justice to the wonderful amalgam of caramel maltiness, light and balanced bitterness, an inviting grassy-citrus hop aroma, and a nicely-carbonated feel. Karl Strauss’ Pintail Pale Ale just works -- it goes down smoothly, leaves a pleasant aftertaste, and is the perfect accompaniment to a nice summer day.
Wittales (678) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance was orangish gold with creamy lasting white 2 finger head, rings of lacing. Aromas are soft citrus, earthery hops then caramel sweet malts, no alcohol. Taste are grapefruit, lemon, soft earthery spicy hops upfront. Then soft sweet malt middle supports the smooth citrusy, light spice and wood smooth backend. Palate was smooth creamy CO2 with medium body, then a balanced lasting slightly drying finish. Overall an solid APA, smooth pale.
k0mpsa (1457) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from bws broadbeach, australia. Hazy dark copper color, tanned head. Aroma is nicely fruity and hopped. Very nice fruity and hoppy taste, fresh leafs, malty body on the back. Very good apa.
Marheb (2641) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Un corps moelleux et aérien qui fait changement des structures résineuses de la côte ouest. Agrumes et fruits tropicaux en harmonie, un peu de biscuit dans les malts, amertume docile, buvabilité suprême.
BeerandBlues2 (10386) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at the brewery, 4S Ranch. Pours clear copper with a large, frothy white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is citrus, fruity, and herbal hops with pale malt and apple esters. Flavor is fruity and citrus hops, light bitterness and malt with a dry finish. Light body and moderate carbonation.
BOSSbrewer (2148) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 21, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at their place in San Diego. Served really cold. Not much aroma. Light white head. Slight caramel and malt flavors. Flavor falls flat. Overall fine.
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Jimthechap (1850) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
As soon as I opened this beer, as well as the hiss, there was an immediate surge of resinous hops in my nostrils. Crikey. The body of the beer is orange amber with a puffy white head and another blast of herbal hoppiness when I poke my nose anywhere near the beer. It is strongly reminiscent of green spruce cones and redwood resin. Just glorious. The immediate impressions of the taste is that it isnt as massive as its aroma. It is gently carbonated and then those herbs come through with a slightly sweet stonefruit body but then they return with chlorophyll-like bitterness. I am not in the least disappointed. It’s a good exemplar of its style while retaining its individuality. It’s more herbal than other APAs and delightfully so.
jandd1983 (2893) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the San Diego downtown brewpub. It poured a golden color with an off-white head. The aroma was of malt, fruits, caramel, citrus and some bread. The taste was light to medium sweet with fruit and caramel and a nice bitter finish. Decent.
beer-yum (689) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A delightful drink that ticks all the "Pale Ale" boxes. The enticing aroma is backed up with a perfectly balanced body and a restrained bitter finish.
AdiBeer (1674) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: floral hops, light citrus, malts in the background. Appearance: dark, clear gold, small, creamy, white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: flowers and citrus fruits expand. Overall: nice APA, light and well-balanced. Pint at Karl Strauss Brewing, San Diego.
GuideDogSaint (610) - Xiamen, CHINA - OCT 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle from Tasty Life, Xiamen. Pours orange/amber with a thin white head. Aroma is pine and not much else. Bitter finish.Would have it again.