GarrettB (1137) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I enjoyed this subtle and simple pale ale over a lunch of salad greens and chili, and while the flavors might be understated, they paired remarkably well with the blend of greens, artichoke hearts and the occasional olive punctuating each few bites. It’s an unassuming pale brew with a clean, crisp aroma adding malt, light touches of citrus and a good yeastiness, and the flavor introduces much the same. A crisp, clean palate and shorter aftertaste gave this brew a short lifespan, and while by itself it might be a little boring, I was quite pleased to have this to the side of my main dish.
BOSSbrewer (2154) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on tap at Monkey Paw in San Diego. Pours a hazy golden with a thin white head. Aroma is slightly floral. Very dry. Some biscuit. Overall nice but overly hopped for the style.
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Theydon_Bois (10647) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at Monkey Paw, SD, 21/04/14.
Hazed orange amber with a moderate off white covering.
Nose is toasted malt, bitter orange, straw, light citric peel,caramel, bread dough.
Taste comprises orange pith,straw, light hops, touch of grapefruit.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
So so APA lacks hop presence.
rlgk (11937) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at the brewpub in San Diego. Somewhat hazy orange/copper beer with a nice offwhite head. Apricot aroma, citrus, biscuits, pine apples, lemon peels, peach, some mango. Hoppy apricot flavor, grassy, hay, citrus, floral, mango notes, peach, some oranges. Really nice APA.
Sledutah (5483) - Utah, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery
Appearance: Clear golden with a small white head and good lacing
Aroma: Malts, some fruit and citrus
Taste: Malts, fruity and bitter citrus
bb (7068) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Amber beer with a cream head. Citrus and biscuit malt aroma. Grapefruit and pine flavor. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and pine lingers.
anders37 (18184) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours a dark golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty weak hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish with hints of caramel.
Ibrew2or3 (7232) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can pours clear copper with near white head of foam. The aroma is sort of floral and a bit spicy with a hint of malts to maybe biscuit malts. The taste follows suit with fairly bold floral hop notes that have some firm bitterness but remain too floral for my particular taste. Behind the floral notes murmurs some spicy hops that grow to a decent level bitterness to midway and into the finish accompanied by a bit of biscuit like maltiness. Yep, too floral for me but good beer though.
KyotoLefty (6909) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at Brewster’s LAX. Deep copper-amber color with a fine, low head. Malty caramel nose, citrus, peach or apricot, nice fruit. Rich full malt flavor, creamy and tasty but not sweet. Tangerine and apricot, grass. Very bitter finish. Very full and drinkable, also original. Nice stuff.
brokensail (12022) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer is a hazy orange color with a tall white head. Really surprisingly strong oatmeal aroma. The hop profile is mostly citrus peel and pine with a nice breadiness to it as well. A hint of grass toward the back end. The flavor also has realy impressive amounts of oatmeal character. Lightly bitter from the pine and citrus peel hop notes, but leaning a bit toward the sweet side of things. I really enjoyed how much the oatmeal came through on this beer.