brokensail (12508) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange/amber colored pour with a white head. Strong floral and orange hop aroma, some peach sweetness, a bit of bread, and perhaps some grass. Very light pine to the aroma, too. There’s a mild sweetness of bread to the flavor. Plenty of pine and citrus bitterness, nice floral notes, lots of grass, and a dry finish. Good grapefruit and orange peel notes.
Ratman197 (10896) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber shared by Forgetfu (thanks Bill!) poured a clear orange amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, grapefruit, earthiness, light orange and light grassiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, grapefruit, orange zest, light earthiness and light grassiness with a crisp dry lingering bitter grapefruit finish.
adnielsen (10028) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Ratman’s. Pours a clear dark orange appearance with an off white head. Über spicy, garlic, onion, hoppy, herbal hoppy aroma. A bit chewy, cracker, grapefruity, spicy flavor. Fun stuff.
GT2 (9259) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
651mL thanks to dfroms. Pours a brilliantly clear orange. Larger off-white head. Very thick lacing. Nose at first is all Lipton iced lemon tea, sweet tea, opening up to white grape juice, something like red apple, something like custard. Taste is spicy, some melons, chalk, full bitterness, fresh cantaloupe. Palate is juicy, not too dense, no astringency. Good.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I once saw Ween play at the Fillmore; it was awesome. On tap. Clear bright orange with a fluffy white head. Nice strong grassy and citrus aroma and taste with some light resiny notes and a grassy finish. Not bad.
DedicatedToFun (3701) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2013 Good pale ale love San Francisco and this brewery. Pours a clear dark orange appearance with an off white head. herbal hoppy aroma.
jazz88 (2592) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. A deep rich golden orange color with a nice foamy white head. I was impressed with the hop flavor and feel of this on the palate. It’s hard to believe this is only a 5% abv beer. For what this beer is (style and objectives), this is excellent.
craftycarl21 (2295) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Dan. Spicy and very tea-like on the nose, with grassy bitterness and hints of melon and grapefruit showing through a bit more in the flavor. Dry, herbal and floral, with secondary fruit aspects. Crisp and clean. Very nice.
LtDan (1805) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours a clear amber gold with a decent thin cap of white and white lacing left behind.
Aroma: Fresh citrusy hops, orange peel, light bread dough, bread crust.
Taste: Juicy hops, bitter piny hops, dry toasty malt, finishes very clean.
Mouthfeel: Thin, juicy, average carbonation.
Overall: A very tasty Pale Ale. It’s one of my favorite styles when the hops do the talking and the malt does the walkin’.
popery (1612) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice medium amber gold. Transparent, no noticeable haze. Big white head. Rocky with big bubbles sticking to the walls of the glass. The aroma could be turned up. It has a nice hop tone of grapefruit, tangerine, grass and a bit of pine. There’s also a pleasant malt presence contributing a good deal of caramel. Maybe a touch of butter. With a big increase to the hop aroma, this beer would shine. The taste is a step up from the aroma. There’s some pleasant bitterness, particularly in the finish. Fairly dry. Very easy to drink. The malt flavor is pleasant enough. Nice doughy, caramel flavor. However, this is a hop-forward APA, and while the hops are well handled in the taste, they need to be turned up in the aroma. Still, this is a good beer, and I’d be very happy to drink a few pints while watching a football game or something. Nice session-ish beer.