IrishBoy (3752) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from BevMo Salinas. Nose is piney hops with an ivy bit. Clear copper orange with a medium, heavy lacing, pale yellow head. Flavor is fairly lightly bitter with pine in the background.
lukemundy (33) - California, USA - JUN 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured into a pint glass. Medium copper color with a fluffy head and minimal lacing. Aroma is citrus (grapefruit) with an alcohol presence that seems bigger than the 6.0% warrants.
My favorite part of this beer is the mouthfeel. It's full and slick with just the right touch of carbonation.
Overall, an enjoyable beer.
beerguy101 (5267) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on 4/28/2012. This pale ale pours a medium copper gold color from a 22oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head, with decent retention and nice lacing. The aroma is citrusy, fruity and sweet. A medium bodied American Pale Ale. The malts are caramel, fruity and sweet. The hops are grapefruity and citrusy. A fairly aggressively hopped APA the hop bitterness stays around a while. Good carbonation. Nice crisp and clean beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is bitter.
JPDurden24 (1491) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Also paired at a WF Beer dinner, this was with the main course including a BBQ sauce infused with this beer with pulled pork, Mac and cheese and beans. Nice citrusy aromas and a some good bitterness on the taste with additional citrusness, nice grapefruit flavor. A good beer and an even better pairing.
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber pours clear deep copper with thin near white head. The aroma pulses with firm levels of grapefruit, tangelo and mango as well as a bit of sweet candy like maltiness. The taste feels Pale Ale thin and sessionable with crisp bold bitter and flavor citrus hops. I get malt sweetened grapefruit and mango and then slight spicy hop notes here and there too. This is good clean fun. Nice!
Wittales (564) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance was copper gold with a creamy whiteish diminishing 1 finger head, no lacing. Aromas where sweet caramel, honey, figs, then the citrus sweeps in at the nose. Taste was sweet honey malt upfront then the hops of oranges, lemons and grapefriuts. More like a mild IPA than extra pale, West Coast style. Palate was crisp and smooth creamy carbonation with light medium body and caulky piney finish. Extra Pale should be, Extra Hops not Pale malts...
Sledutah (4113) - Utah, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle picked up at Bevmo
Appearance: Pours clear golden with a medium sized creamy off-white head and sticky lacing
Aroma: Tropical fruit and grapefruit
Taste: Fruity, citrus, mild caramel and orange peel
A nice clean and crisp pale ale.
peteinSD (1281) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a light golden orange with a solid froth of white foam. Aroma is hop bitterness, pine, a bit of citrus and a somewhat thick and slightly sweet malt backbone. Taste is hop bitterness with pine and no citrus followed by a heavy and sweet malt backbone. Mouthfeel is coasting. It’s a nice beer but it presents more like a decent east coast style IPA with a malt heavy backbone and it does not seem dry or clean enough to be a proper pale, let a lone an extra pale. Worth a try.
SDalkoholic (2089) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from South Bay Liquor: Appeared as a shiny golden blonde color with a decent amount of foamy head on top. The nose is a bold aroma of piney citric hops in a west coast fashion that also has a lingering scent of sweat in the faint background. The drink is intensely bitter with a huge bite of citrus such as grapefruit flesh, lemon zest and lime peel while a touch of pine and green herbs come through as well. Certainly a heavy hitting beer in terms of IBU’s considering this is only a pale ale style.
changeup45 (1707) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bine & Vine. Copper-gold color with a thin white head on top. Grapefruit and fresh citrus lemon aroma; slightly biscuity, with toffee. This is nicely hopped, as expected; very citrusy and oily, with some floral and herbal notes. A dry and somewhat bitter finish backs up a sweet toffee profile. This is what you’d expect from a solid west coast "Extra" Pale Ale. We call em IPAs over here, but then again, the west coast is the king of the IPA. This is a beer you can just kick back to and enjoy a relatively aggressive hop profile (for a Pale Ale) without anything too extreme. Good beer.