DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 enjoyable..ordered more than one when the next best choice was..uh..heineken..some hop twang..some malty bang..but all around not too terrible of a thang..
joet (2509) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - APR 7, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a perfect little beer. At 5.3 itís still abundantly flavorful and with thin but strong wave of dry hopping. Despite the abundant hop character itís not "balanced" by sweetness in a way that mars the texture with sticky sugars. It goes down very easily and yet still makes a contribution to Thai food, fish tacos, burgers and salads. This is the best beer Iíve had all week. Iím not kidding.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle thanks to blutt59. poured gold with a white head. aroma was caramel and florals. flavor was grain, pine, and grapenuts. light body with medium carbonation.
k0mpsa (2349) - Tuusula, 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.
StefanSD (2322) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from Bev4less. Pours a copper color with a small white head that soon recedes to a fine ring. The aroma is soft with sweet malts and mild hops. The flavor is biter and sweet with pine resins and caramel malts working in a nice balance. The palate was just a bit light, and the carbonation was lively. Finishes short and clean. Overall: A good everyday ale.
SDalkoholic (2318) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from South Bay Drugs: Created a small layer of film for a head while the liquid was a sparkling golden honey color. My nose detects a decent amount of hops with scent of citrus and the signature Karl Strauss malts. The flavor is sort of bland and boring with only a minimal presence of bitter hops but with a bigger taste of sweetness attributed to the caramel like malts. Also, the malt gives off a bready flavor that balances out well with the floral hops that have a notice of honey or flowers.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - OCT 14, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2012 medium copper with almost no head. Floral hops aroma with spicy hop flavor balanced by the malt. A solid pale ale
(re-rate / cask at San Diego downtown location) fluffy head. Nice hops aroma. Great cask mouthfeel.
bergstaden (2212) - RÝros, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden with a white head - Hops in the aroma with citrus notes - Malt body with some nice hop flavours with citrus and nice bitterness - The malt and hop bitterness goes into the finish - This was nice
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Bottle] Golden amber hue, modest head formation. Citrussy hop, mild caramel aroma. Citrussy lemon and grapefruit from start to finish, malt is minimal making for a rather light body. Decent light, hoppy pale ale.
Jimthechap (2064) - 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. Itís a good exemplar of its style while retaining its individuality. Itís more herbal than other APAs and delightfully so.