Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taster at the brewery in Poway. Pours a slightly hazy orange body with a finger-width, off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is grainy and bready with a deeper and crisper hop. A mix of citrus and melons with a touch of honey sweetness. Flavor is similar with a bit of yeast spice to go along with the balanced flavor. Dry finish with a spicy malt aftertaste. Full bodied and smooth. Overall, the brewer said this was supposed to be an English style pale ale, so I didn’t expect it to be over the top. Not bad for the style at all.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Pizza Port Real Ale fest 2009. Pours a deep golden orange with a small off white head. Nose was faint herbal hops, a little more like an ESB than a pale. Solid roasted malt backbone. An ok beer from a pretty damn good brewery.
JohnnyJ (4728) - 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 (3359) - 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 (552) - 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 (5535) - 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 (1432) - 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.