halfbaked (47) - - APR 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light, sweet aroma of citrus with maybe some pine. Definate presence of sweet malt. Mouthfeel is pleasantly light with low carbonation. A little bitterness at the end. Itís a mild example of the type. Pleasant , but not exciting.
Rosslew (42) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very strong aroma from bottle. Pours a dark orange with good head. Very much has citrus flavours associated with US pale ales.
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jjh19 (35) - California, USA - MAY 1, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My bottle of Pintail Pale Ale poured a rich golden amber color. Decent head. Had a really clean look. A pleasant aroma, hints of citrus (maybe grapefruit?) Taste: Wow - this ale delivers big on the citrus with the first sip. Pretty cool. I think my favorite thing about the Pintail is the malts I get mid-sip. Creates a nice balance with the vibrant hops. My bottle had a fairly ale-standard medium body - Nothing crazy. This is a smooth pale ale with an interesting hoppiness. Iíd totally recommend this. Canít wait for a hot San Diego day to enjoy a couple more.
bhightow (24) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 24, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
citrus, grass, golden, clear, lightly bitter, light body, average carbonation,
elguapo47 (13) - California, USA - JAN 21, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma- nice pine and citrus quality
Appearance- golden color
Taste- pine and grapefruit hop flavors come through. malt balance comes in at just the right time. bitterness lingers in the finish, pleasantly so.
Overall- very sessionable pale ale. lots of flavor going on. not over powering on the hop side.
norsk (13) - USA - MAY 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Again, great packaging--love the cruiser and beach reference! Amber, color like dark caramel, good head, legs--wraps around the glass; strong flavor with hints of citrus and sweet (flowers), good smooth taste, not too bubbly-fun bubbles!
rhys_mavis (11) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 26, 2010
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Haveínt tried it on tap yet, but the bottled version has a nice and unsuspecting aroma!
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 Straussí Pintail Pale Ale just works -- it goes down smoothly, leaves a pleasant aftertaste, and is the perfect accompaniment to a nice summer day.
steve_4962 (10) - USA - JUN 1, 2010
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This has to be one of all time favorites! A little goes a long way towards satisfying your thirst!
marmon (10) - California, USA - MAY 25, 2010
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hands down my favorite beer. Awesome a true San Diego Classic. Caramel, roasty, spruce, citrus, woody, vanilla,