JohnnyJ (4307) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at stone bistro. Pours a hazy yellow/orange, with creamy white head. Bitter hops, grapefruit, caramel malt, grain, sweetness, and citrus. Fairly bitter and thicker mouthfeel.
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - OCT 1, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Hamilton’s. Pours orange with an off white half finger head. Nose is slightly hopped. Taste is slightly hoppy, a bit too bitter for a pale.
cazort (516) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2008
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(On tap) I was not terribly impressed with this brew. I tend to prefer American pale ales to other hoppy beers, and I liked the hop aroma of this beer and the strongly hopped character of it...but I felt that the malt was a little bit funky tasting. The beer seemed too heavy, and had a slight sour taste that I usually only encounter in the more poorly executed brews. This was not nearly as crisp and refreshing as APA’s normally are. Too sweet, too sour, too heavy. Overall a disappointment and I would not get this one again.
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 28, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Callahans. Pours a clear light orange hue with minimal head. Nose is subtle grains, light fruits, and candy bubblegum. Taste is sweet breads, grassy hops, light fruits, finishes dry. Medium-bodied with thick texture and overly prickly carbonation. A bit unbalanced for the style, hops and fruits dominate the malts.
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
ON atp at Hamiltons. Sweet breay aroma and taste with a nice honey and light fruit taste clear golden with a fizzy white head.
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On-tap at PP C’Bad. Their board said this was an IPA. Anyway, what do I know. Pours hazy, straw yellow with a medium size white head. Smells of faint, citrus hops and light crisp malts. Tastes light citrus hoppy with big light, sweet, slightly caramel malts.Medium body, ok carbonation.