Blairgus (2360) - California, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
6 oct 2013, tap. Orange and a bit hazy. Nose is orange juice and grapefruit rind. Med body and moderately fizzy. Grapefruit rind bitterness and finish. Some caramel malt.
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DedicatedToFun (1811) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the brewery, decent pale ale, hoppy, citrus, piney, overall pretty decent pale.
joeneugs (2794) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub. It pours golden with a small head. The aroma has some berry fruit, caramel and light diacetyl. The flavor also has some off notes of cooked vegetables. Other than that, theres some caramel and a decent earthy bitter finish. Not great.
jgb9348 (4439) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly orange coloured blonde body with a little white head. Aroma of fresh hops, light malt and a good citrus and grapefruit scent. Medium-bodied; Potent fresh hops show well, with a good malt backbone and some other light herbal tastes. Aftertaste shows a bit of grass, some light yeast and a good dose of citrus and grapefruit hops, all with a good malt backbone. Overall, a nice pale that shows well and leaves the mouth slightly puckered from the bitterness. I sampled this pint on draught at the brewpub with haddon90 in Newport Beach, California on 27-August-2011.
Dixonian (1549) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Newport Beach Brewing Co.
Clear amber brew with a decent amount of white head. Lots of floral hop aroma with some bready malt. Taste is very balanced with not too much bitterness or sweetness. Flavors of caramel and pine hops.
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - FEB 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours copper with off white head. Aroma of citrus hops. Nice hoppy pale ale.
JohnnyJ (4041) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Clear amberish pour, sticky white head. Citrusy hops, light tropical fruit, grapefruit, and background of caramel malt and bread. Nice pale, one of the better offerings.
Dogbrick (7113) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2010 Sample at the brewpub. The beer pours a clear orange color with a medium white head that diminishes steadily to a film. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of piney hops and sweet malt. Medium body with a moderately hoppy character that has pine and citrus notes. Sweet grainy malt in the background as well. The finish is hoppy with a short somewhat bitter aftertaste. Decent overall.
can8ianben (1285) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
By far my favorite beer from the sampler. Friends at our table didn’t finish their full pint of this, so I got to enjoy even more. Aroma is of fresh hops, appearance is copper with a frothy head. Tastes like a good IPA should (surprisingly labeled as just a pale ale, especially considering that it is dry hopped). Really delicious smooth bitter finish.
brokensail (9850) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 28, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: The pour is the usual amber color with nice clarity and a sturdy white head. The lacing is somewhat minimal, but is there.
S: Mostly pine and a bit of grassy hops, much less citrus (really none, in fact) than I would expect for a pale ale. A bit of bready malt as well.
T: This one does not really have too much going on. There is a bold flavor, and it’s pine. In fact, it’s really all you can taste in this beer. Quite bitter, especially for a pale ale, and without really any refreshing qualities.
M: The body is medium with a smooth, medium carbonation and a bitter finish that lingers.
D: I was not really all that impressed with this beer. I would have liked something a bit more citrus forward and balanced.