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.
krakabrew (1) - hallett cove, AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
If you haven’t yet tried it yet? Do yourself a flavour. This is a fine example of how an American Pale Ale should be. Ticks all the boxes for me. A hop forward bouquet with equal malt. Nice creamy lacey head all the way to the bottom of the glass. Tastes as good as it smells. All that resinous pine and grapefruit. Not overly Carbonated. Goes down easy without any bite. Sweet malt backbone with 45 IBU’s of bitterness that isn’t over the top. Very sessionable and leaves you wanting more. No need to drink this ultra cold. It’s an ale, not a lager. So why try and tame it’s flavours? How anyone could not give this a full score is beyond me. I love it. Will definitely be buying a case or two soon.
TedE (284) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2015
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355 ml bottle into tall glass. Excellent citric hop/caramel nose. Hazy copper beer with solid small head. Medium carbonation. Quite flat light mouthfeel. Taste starts as malt then turns all pineapple on you. Unexpectedly sweet finish that lingers. It’s like Belgian chocolates at the start but Juicy Fruit at the end.
Beerhunter111 (9250) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Klare dunkelgoldene Farbe, ordentliche leicht beige Schaumkrone. Geruch grasig, sehr malzig, bitter, Citrusfrüchte. GEschmack sehr hopfig, trocken, malzig, bitter.
721Lance (60) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good mass pale, not manufactured like some other big name pales. Good hop aroma, perfectly clear, nice malt light malt and hop balance. Good stuff.
ANZUShophunter (28) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle into tulip glass. Poured light amber with a billowing head. Grassy and fruity notes on the nose that carried through to the palate. Modestly bitter. Enjoyable taste from beginning to end.
sonnycheeba (4031) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at 4S location. Pours clear amber with white head. Aroma is pale malts, grassy and floral hops, and light citrus. Flavor is dry malt base with decent hop character and some fruity notes. Light/medium body and medium carbonation.
Wittales (686) - 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 (1490) - 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 (2756) - 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 (10442) - 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.