jimrockford (63) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Obriens copper to amber, lacy head lasted a while and then some, very malty and big for a pale, great clean finish for a slightly sweet pale.
Marheb (5019) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(En fût à la brasserie): Moelleuses agrumes et un aspect hyper floral abrasif tranche rapidement. Agréable mais manque de raffinement.
Capa (2764) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange. Malty overall. Not bad but where are the hops? Good sessionable ale if nearly 6% is a session to you.
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap, gold pour, white head, nose is citrus, taste is oranges, lemons, hops, piney
AtticusReasor3 (11) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Free sample at brewery as was last of keg and real real cloudy..I’ll come back to re rate. Despite cloudiness great Sierra Nevada type nose with similar hop profile. Better yet had a great biscuit flavor that really added to this brew. A great session type of pale almost IPA like but not quite.
gowdy (998) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint at Porters Pub at UCSD. A medium brown colour without much head. A bit cold and gassy.
McCarty23 (53) - Vista, California, USA - JAN 26, 2015
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
What an awesome pale..not an IPA. Glad to see they are not pushing it to an IPA. It is a pale with wonderful cascade like aroma. Exceptionally clean and crisp hops are noticeable but not overpowering. Very Sierra esq. a go to for sure!
bjcp101 (12) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Having at brewery now...2 bucks with oceanside glass..killer deal...aroma could be better with more hops. Pretty damn clear. Taste us what puts this in greatness. Perfect bitterness and dry finish. So clean and crisp...one of better pales I have had
slowrunner77 (10238) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
"Very doft feel and aroma, which i liked, with an offness that i can’t quite put into words, which took away from it a little. overall a fairly nice juicy but perhaps a little simple pale ale."
Ungstrup (34658) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. A hazy pale golden beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and caramel - I find the maltblend boring, it also has light notes of yeast, leading to a dry, rather bitter, and spicy finish.
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is amber in color with a minimal cream colored head and some streaks of lacing.
S: A light perception of bitterness on the nose along with a caramel and malty sweetness and a fairly subdued hop aroma in general.
T: There is a fair amount of bread to the flavor along with a light caramel sweetness. As with the nose, the hop character is on the minimalist side with only a touch of bitterness and not much in the way of citrus or floral notes.
M: A medium bodied beer with a full level of carbonation and a nice crisp feel on the tongue.
D: A fairly mediocre pale ale over all, but it gets the job done. I would have preferred a bit more in the way of hop character, however.