Maris (1019) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 355ml bottle on 12/9/2012. Pours a fairly clear dark golden with a tiny head. Has a delightful floral, fruity, perfumey aroma. This is a very flavoursome APA, with caramel and toasty malt, and sweet citrus fruit particularly prominent, with a touch of honey at the back. Better still, itís quite hop forward, with a touch of IPA-like grapefruit bitterness present. The body is medium and the carbonation spot on. All up, a terrific APA with heaps of character.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle from a "summer beers" gift pack someone gave me. Surprisingly good. Itís probably cliche, but this reminded me a lot of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Quaffable, with a fair amount of spicy hops and a good caramel backbone. The kind of beer you could easily throw back 6-7 in your backyard playing horseshoes or somethiní. Only downside was I picked up a little bit of a metallic flavor that was a minor distraction.
skmikeg (998) - 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.
Pyobon (970) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Clear reddish copper with some small white head. Aroma is floral hops with tangy fruit (grapefruit or pineapple). Medium body and carbonation. Flavour starts sweet and fruity (pineapple or grapefruit again) and ends with a pleasant bitter finish. A well balanced pale ale.
KeefOz (963) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a translucent orangy amber colour with a thin bubble head that produced a few spots of lacing. Moderate carbonation. Citrus and hops plus some malt that gives a well balanced aroma. Taste has similar citrus to nose but less intense. Hops are pleasant and do not produce much bitterness. Thin body. Pleasant short bitter but smooth finish.
BucannonXC5 (929) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2011 Poured from a bottle into a pilsner glass. Just over an inch of head. Color was caramel. Plenty of lacing on top with some film on the sides. The film stayed throughout the pour.
Initial whiff was pine and grapefruit, followed by hops.
Initial taste was a pleasant balance of hops, pine and grapefruit, followed by a small hint of bitterness. Even some lemon wafer cookies in there as well.
Moderate on the carbonation. Flavor stayed consistent throughout. Pine and hops rule the day.
I thought this beer was going to be good and it didnít disappoint. Heavy on the hops, but smooth. Great combination.
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.
renffisch (843) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Actually fairly pleasant, draft at the local, San Diego. Surprisingly light and drinkable.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - JAN 6, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap at Karl Strauss restaurant in Carlsbad, named íStar of India Pale Aleí so this may not be correct. Nice color , not much head as delivered, mild nose. Was initially a bit bitter but got better as the glass warmed a bit. A good solid drinkable IPA worth ordering (food is real good there too).
Mark_Eck (771) - - SEP 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy dark copper color. Aroma and taste are citrus, pine, and mildy bitter.