IrishBoy (4102) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bottle Barn; Nose of citrus and piney hops; Slightly hazy copper with a nicely lacin, medium offwhite head; Well balanced with lemony hop bitterness and light caramel from the medium body, with a bit of bitterness lasting to the finish. A very good APA, very good body!
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle shared with irshboy)nice looking orange body with a semi-thick white head.as the head sat it left nice lacing on the glass.aroma is very hoppy for an a.p.a.citus,pine, and some ice tea make up the aroma.flavor is of light hops with a caramel malt finish.mouthfeel is surpirisingly full for a 5.5% a.b.v. beer.
TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - FEB 3, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Only a PA huh? Maybe just by name. The smell is very IPA’ish which is very good IMO. Everything else about this brew is very well ballanced. Nice foam head on it that lasts. Taste, like the smell, leans a little more towards an IPA but not quite like the smell does. The hops are there in the taste but fade pretty quick. Very drinkable, esp. for a hop head.
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle) Pours a hazy burnt orange body with a medium-sized off-white head. Aroma of light citrus and caramel. Flavor of malt and hops (lots of malt for a pale ale).
tribrewer (6) - California, USA - JAN 29, 2007 does not count
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is one of my favorite beers to enjoy on a warm day. Its a very crisp and drinkable pale ale that has a balanced flavor and is not over powering in any way.
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 (5294) - 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.