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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
A bright and citrusy San Diego session beer regardless of the season. Not too bitter, not too big. The nose is decidedly grassy and tropical. The malt in this beer is not the showcase, but you will get a little hint of a honey sweetness that compliments the overall flavor of the beer. This beer is perfect for those days you want something easy to drink, or to balance out a spicy meal. A great hoppy lil session ale!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Beer Bloggers Conference - San Diego - Golden in color, clear with a thin head. Super pale ale nice hops and great flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
48FanInCali (848) - California, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Draft - straw color pour. Nose of faint tropical fruit rinds and hops. Taste follows the nose. A little grassy but mainly one dimensional. Not bad but several better options.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (1740) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Pours a medium orange with a thin white head with just a little lacing. Aroma is of citrus, pine, tropical fruits (pineapple mainly) grassy and herbal hops, and some light sweet malts. Taste is simIlar to the aroma with a lot of citrus, pine, and pinnapple with just enough malt to balance out the hops. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a moderately bitter, slighty dry, medium-long finish. Overall, a tasty, refreshing APA, that is very hoppy for the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Decent pale ale on tap at the brewery, sweet, hoppy, piney, citrus, good pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Tap at Monkey Paw. Clear bright yellow pour. Good foam. Richer yellow fruit and melon nose. Taste is bitter, bright, fruity. Solid, soft bitterness. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2013
Draft @ Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens, Escondido, CA. Pours a golden color with a white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy peachy tropical fruit aroma. Fruity malty hoppy peachy flavor. has a fruity malty hoppy peachy bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larryLSB (508) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Part of a sampler set at the brewpub. Nice light golden color with medium off white head. Nose was floral and fruity, pineapple came through. Taste was mildly sweet, medium bodied. Overall a nice refreshing beer, liked the pineapple.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlacoAlto (4152) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Sampled on tap at the Brewpub; July 2012
The beer arrives from the tap with a pale, hazed, gold color that is topped by a thin, white head. The aroma smells of grain, dried hay and yes, pineapple. There is also notes of tangelo zest and a touch of cracker like malt.

The beer has a richer body than I was expecting it to, but it is still just down-right quaffable.. There is a big, bitter, biting hop character here that also has significant herbal ,pine and menthol edges to it. There is also an ample tropical fruit character that is the dominant flavor in this beer; specifics of lychee, pineapple and lots of floral citrus character are all easily noticeable.

This is a damn good Pale Ale, I could certainly drink a whole lot of this beer. The body is really what makes this beer, it is light an quaffable, but with enough residual malt substantialness to support and balance the expressive hop character that defines this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (11348) - Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2012
A pretty good pale ale. It definitely keeps it interesting with the tropical flavor. Think a weak version of zombie dust.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (16771) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2012
Tap @ the brewpub. Nice head with good duration. Color is hazy golden. Aroma and taste are rich bitter hops, citrus, pine and malt. Smooth and bitter finish.

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