realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - SEP 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle poured a clear pale/gold color with a small white head. The aroma had light citrus and pine hops with some sweet caramel malts. The taste was somewhat spicy and an average bitterness with a good malt profile. Had a dry spicy hop finish with some grainy notes.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 22, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle from Bev Mo La Mesa. Pours a medium golden color with a light white head. A light hop nose with some citrus fruits as well. A very nice Pale Ale.......
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 21, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Solid APA. Pours clear copper with a good off-white head. Nice aroma of malt, hops, and wood. Lots of citrus and hoppy bite upf front that mellows into malty sweetness. Nice beer. One of the better ones in this category.
heemer77 (5283) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - AUG 4, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. The body was dark gold or medium orange depending on the light. The white head was thick and frothy. The aroma was grapefruit with some caramel and almonds. There was also a hint of tobacco. The taste was lots of grapefruti with a bit of salt and some toffee. A decent APA.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JUL 15, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 22 oz. brown bomber bottle with a short blurb and serving suggestions on the back of label, no bottled/freshness date.
Poured a partially cloudy reddish and golden hued orange with a foamy white head.
Aromas of pine, flowers and lemon citrusy with a bready maltiness at the edges.
A crisp, lightly textured and smooth light bodied mouthfeel, good APA drinkability.
Hop tastes are upfront, pine mixed with a lemony citrus, a smooth hoppiness that balanced by toasted grains and a sweet bready maltiness, there is a light alcohol warmth in the palate and a dry lemony and grainy finish.
A very enjoyable APA from Marin, balanced tasting and very quaffable.
kyzr (1326) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - JUN 18, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice thick yellow orange color with huge head. Nose of light hops. Good hop hit up front with a well balance of malt to compliment. Like many said before, a little tropical fruit tone along with the the citrus tones. Great clean finish.
Sammy (10783) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A simple easy drinking American pale. Understated hops, but you can enjoy the aroma. Very light mouthfeel. Orange with tons of foam. Citrus mouthfeel, a tad drying finish
BitterPoet (57) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is one of the freshest pale ales I’ve ever had. Great balance of hop and malt. Round maple notes and ash bottom. Pineapple and mango. Bursting with freshness. Possibly the pinnacle of pale ale pursuits!
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Orange in color with a small white head. Hoppy and malty aroma. Ash notes. Fruity and malty flavor. Citrusy mango notes. Medium bodied. Finish is hoppy. Very nice beer. Enjoyable.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Small head with a nice orange mango thing going on tastewise. There’s a bit of a dry ash taste which is tasty. Mmm fresh West Coast hops in NY. Life is good.