M_Sack (215) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange/amber with white frothy head. Aromas of melon and citrus. Similar flavours with elements of grass and bread like malt. An ok beer but nothing too exciting.
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.
Jessop (206) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
turbid apricot, lovely aromatics. well rounded malts balanced offset by nice hoppy bitterness, balanced palate and pleasant finish.
RunDWP (203) - San Jose, California, USA - AUG 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler on tap at the brew pub in down town San Diego. Caramelly aroma. Flavor of caramel malt yielded to grapefruity hop bitterness. Nice complexity to this unique pale ale.
Niksko (195) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear golden with a finger of fine off white head.
Nose is lovely and fruity. Nose is dominated by mandarin and toffee, with light pineapple, orange and a hint of passionfruit. Theres a slightly sweet, earthy character too.
Flavour is pretty unusual for an American Pale Ale. The classic elements of the pine and citrus flavours are there, along with a bit of bitterness. However there’s also a fairly forward caramel and toffee component (like a scotch ale), as well as a little spiciness from the Motueka and a very subtle biscuit note on the finish.
Body is medium, and the beer lingers after you’ve swallowed.
Pretty interesting. Definitely not a traditional American Pale.
brinehart (185) - 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.
o_Merlin_o (126) - California, USA - JUN 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a gorgeous light brown color, with a sparse but lasting bright white lacy head. Awesome hops aroma, with some sort of herb in there as well. Nice taste but it fades really quickly. Minimal palate.
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chargerfanjess (119) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 10, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale straw to copper crystal clear. hop aroma spicey pepper great flavor nice palate. very good overall beer
LeftCoastRider (108) - , Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly cloudy amber with a large off-white head. Not super hoppy as an IPA would be, but it does have a nose of spruce. Good body, nice flavor, but nothing that really stands out.
Kurtos (56) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours an Amber colour, looks a little like a lager.
Aroma is quite faint, can’t really smell anything, though what i can smell is a bit of apricot and pine.
Taste. I can mainly taste apricot, with also some grapefruit, followed by a nice toffee and sweet bread malt backing.
Overall. A good beer, easy drinking, although a little bland for my liking, i would enjoy this as a session beer and it is something i would rate very highly as an entry level apa.