unclebleen (620) - California, USA - OCT 24, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had at the brewpub in Larkspur. Poured amber with some haze. Aroma is mainly hops, pine, citrus and grass. Taste is clean and hoppy. Much what you would expect from an APA. Thin body with dry finish. Pretty good but not a top 10 APA.
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber with a medium uneven off-white head, nonlasting. Aroma is a little more citrus than pine, both are noticable. The pine is a little more apparent in the taste and finish. It seems somewhat thin.
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JUN 26, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma reminded me of a illegal herb I tried in high school. Slighty hoppy but mostly fruity. A very fruit taste not like standard IPA's. To fruity and apricot flavor. definitly out of balannce. I've tried to beers from this brewery and from now on I'll avoid the like the plague.
jschlunt (8) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 3, 2003 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A really great beer. One of my favorite pale ales. Clean and very smooth.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - MAR 9, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brownish cloudy amber, decent head. Pleasant hoppy aroma. Fairly well balanced malt and hops, drinks like a light IPA, which is not a problem.
jazz88 (2553) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 12, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A dark golden color with a creamy tan head. The pine, hops, and citric notes rip through the nose with furious vengeance. It's clean and smooth in the mouth. It leaves the pine and hop residue on the palate. I like my APA's like this.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - DEC 9, 2002
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Highly foamy, cloudy amber body. Enticing piney, citric hop aroma. Sweet pineapple front, fairly hoppy and dry in the finish. Starts out really well but just runs out of flavor after a few sips.
Oakes (12446) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 26, 2002
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy amber; Pleasant hop aroma; harsh hops on the palate, astringency, little malt. Maybe not at its best, but not gone off far enough to know for sure. Need another bottle.
Radek Kliber (6406) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 19, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Huge head, thick and creamy. Some bitterness, sweet as well. There was something missing in this one (character?)
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy dark orange color, with chunks floating about. Organic, grassy, slight citrus and alcohol in the nose. Slightly bitter, plasticky and slightly organic. OK pale ale.