Aurelius (4062) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This smells like a red ale. Squat, west coast potato masher bottle. Clear gold. Smells like cat whiz -- piney, urea. Sweet, fruity notes at times. Brothy, dry, herbal. Medium body. Flabby and not crisp. Vegetable, light diacetyl finish. Market Square Liquors.
AWISLguy (1195) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from ck1 - thanks bro! Pours a very clear pale golden yellow with a white head. Nice lacing. Aroma has pine needles, resin, some citrus and a vegetalness. Taste is very light and crisp; sweet fruit, resin, lemon peels and a bit of a quirky off-taste (a strange herb?). Finishes very lightly, with more bitterness than sweetness. The idea of this style is very good, and have seen multiple versions lately (Founders, Oíso) that probably were started with that terrific San Diego session ale of Stoneís. Easy drinker. Mostly good tasting.
GT2 (8284) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355mL. Low haze starfruit pour. Medium soapy white head. Leaving complete soapy lace. Nose is heavier kumquat pulp, fresh flowers. Taste is meaty kumquat, very clean with some soapiness. Palate is very thin and refreshing. Like IPA-lite or APA. Not bad. Good session stuff.
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boFNjackson (4118) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Poured mildly hazy, mostly filtered (fractionally?) pale golden/yellow with a white head that faded quickly to a thin lace on the surface of the beer. Grassy, earthy, pine-like, resinous hops on the nose. Flavor wise the hops played the same role as the aroma. Not much body or malt. A nice session beer with a distinguished hop character. Is this their answer to Pale 31?
JoeTheYounger (1142) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from hophead father Conor. Clear straw pour with big white head. Aroma is tons of hops with a hint of onion. I think they used some simcoe hops. Very crisp and refreshing yet hoppy. Can you say beer pong!
thetmaxx (742) - West Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from the bottle, I think they hit the nail on the head of what they tried to brew, Iíve looked for this all summer, a light ipa! Love it! Aroma indicates citrusy hops. Flavour as well. Palate its thinner than a pale ale. Its not to style, but itís what they tried to brew and itís great! Looking forward to trying íNight Time.í
Aquilo (536) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear straw color with very little head. Aroma is lightly floral. Flavor is mildly bitter. Very crisp and refreshing palate. A good beer all around. Itís a bit weaker than what I expect from Lagunitas, but on the other hand, it is very clean, crisp, and refreshing.
Wittales (625) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance was pale gold with creamy lasting whitish 2 finger head, lacing throughout. Aromas are inline with IPA style of citrusy spicey hops, slight sweetnees of pale malts. No alcohol present with clean yeasts. Taste are citrus fruits of grapefruit, lemon, grass, pine and hints of resin, soft sweet light malt backbone. Palate was smooth creamy CO2 with light-meduim body, then soft citrusy lasting length finish. Good session IPA west coast style...
HughConway (780) - Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from a 6er. Pours golden, white head. Citrus aroma, clean crisp taste, not much body. Refreshing daytime beer.
brokensail (10645) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 3, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The pour is a golden orange with a white head. Really bright, fresh citrus qualities to the nose. Tons of grapefruit zest and fruit, a bit of a floral note, and nice tropical fruitiness. The light cracker malt base allows the hops to really come through. The flavor is crisp, dry, and hoppy. Very refreshing. Excellent citrus/grapefruit flavor, a touch of tangerine, and some light tropical and pine notes. Lightly bitter on the finish.