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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11551) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
Draught at Karl Strauss, Carlsbad. Clear deep golden beer with a nice lasting offwhite head. Hoppy pine flavor, grassy, biscuits, grapes, citrus, floral, some toffee. Hoppy pine flavor, grassy, floral, citrus, pine apples, mango, grapes, some peach. Good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11534) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Bottle from South Bay Drug. Pours brilliant copper with a slight foamy beige head. Nice citrus aroma. Medium plus body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is frisky caramel with almost enough citrus hop to balance. It’s really a good flavor. Very palatable.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcwattsrugger (11233) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2008
on tap-pours a thin retaining light tan head that laces and amber color. Aroma is nice citrus-pink grapefruit hops. Taste is nice citrus-pink grapefruit hops-some bitter (c-hops). Secondary medium malt, which fades to faint. Dry. Bitter hop finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8755) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Tap at Steam Haus Gastropub in Corona, CA. Good lacing on a clear, sort of ugly amber. Good fruity hop nose with honeydew. Taste is clean, moderate soapy bitterness, moving to sweeter fruit juice like Sunny Delight. Clean melon fruit tastes. Clean slightly soapy body. Quite enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (8684) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2008
Sample at the Sorrento Valley location. This brew is a deep amber color with a medium thin light beige head that dissipates steadily. Stringy lacing. Citrus hops aroma with a touch of malt. Medium body with grapefruit and hops flavors, along with some sweet malt. The finish is dry and hoppy with a lingering bitterness left over. Not bad overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (8035) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2012
Draught Almost no head, cold-hazed pale amber beer. Nice inviting USA hops’ nose, fruity, citrussy, melon. Mandarine in the mouth, lightly spicy, some sweetish malts, ever so slighlty toasted. Slightly overcarbonated (or nitrogenated?) feel, too spritzy; light body, slick. Nice pale ale USA style.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (7977) - Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Decent pale ale. Assertively hopped, nice dryness. A typical west-coast rendition of the style.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7874) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Bottle thanks to blutt59. I have rated this beer before on tap, so these ratings will be merged soon, but I might as well re-rate it. Pours with a clear golden body and a small, white head. Aroma of citrus, pineapple, spicy and herbal. Taste is citrus, herbal and grassy. Light bubbles. Tastes quite fresh.
Earlier Rating: 7/25/2008 Total Score: 3.1
On tap at the Universal City Location. Pours with a small, white, long lasting head covering a clear yellow body. Aroma of honey and very mild hops (British hops of some sort). Dry, earthy taste, very malty. Dry mouthfeel.

Bottle thanks to blutt59. I have rated this beer before on tap, so these ratings will be merged soon, but I might as well re-rate it. Pours with a clear golden body and a small, white head. Aroma of citrus, pineapple, spicy and herbal. Taste is citrus, herbal and grassy. Light bubbles. Tastes quite fresh. Bumps up to a 3.3

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (7107) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2008
On tap at La Jolla location Karl Strauss. Pours deep gold with a nearly copper core and white head. The aroma is big with a dose of pine, grassiness and hints of grapefruit hops. Smells great. The mouth feel seems thin throughout. The taste begins with fresh grapefruit juice hop flavor and bitterness followed by a mild pulse of pine hop bitterness and faint malty sweetness. The watery-ness of the beer is a bit distracting. Very enjoyable. Maybe I was expecting much less.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (7037) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 17, 2012
Bottle, shared with my wife over lunch at the San Diego Zoo. I love that craft beer has become so relevent that I can buy it at a zoo cafeteria. Burnt orange colour, decent off-white head. Piney and fruity hops are backed by lightly toasty caramel malts. Nice bitterness. It was 93 degrees today, and this really hit the spot.


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