Brigadier (2830) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewpub
Meh. This is a fair to middling pale ale that hints at much more. This felt like par for the course for Oggi’s. As a brewery they would be a fine place if not for so many other world class options just around the corner. Even so I have had plenty of worse beers.
Aroma / Appearance - A caramel foundation supports a thin veil and icy legs. Cream, vanilla, and low key malts contrast with fresh earthy hops. The overall profile is middling to below average.
Flavor / Palate - Creamy vanilla yogurt tickles the senses. After a few seconds it morphs into a mixture of malts and clean noble hops. The bitter finish of fresh brewed iced tea lasts for only a fleeting moment. In other parts of the country this would be normal. For southern California it sinks to the bottom of a crowded field.
Blairgus (2416) - California, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
18 jan 2014, tap at Oggis in Fullerton. Light gold, clear, no bubbles. Nose is pine and lemon hops. Odd body for an American pale ale. Reminds me of British cask ale, just slightly fizzier. Medium-ish body and faintly fizzy. Lemon rind and cereal malt with some bitter finish. Mediocre.
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mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good Pale Ale with a nice hop bitterness. NothiNgs goNNa blow your way but it’s good.
DTM (780) - Winters, California, USA - MAY 17, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Part of the sampler at the brewery near Disneyland. This was probably my least favorite of the bunch. The palate was all over the place and there wasn’t much hop to it. It left me with a strange aftertaste. Probably won’t try this one again.
KyotoLefty (5895) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Craft Heads. Cloudy ass with a fine head. Dirty looking. Dirty hop nose, catpiss, not so good. Again dirty hop flavor, a bit raunchy, with nice hops but not balanced or refined. Very bitter finish. Disappointing.
BucannonXC5 (746) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 5, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a draft into a pint glass at Oggi’s in Santee, Calif. About a finger of head when I got it. Color was on the brighter side of orange. Light white lacing on the top. Hardly any film on the sides of the glass.
Smelled typical pale ale notes, albeit light. Bread, grass and grainy. Also some light lemon citrus hops at the very end.
Taste was similar to the nose with bread, grass, lemon citrus hops and some grains coming in there. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Pretty average taste overall.
Medium body. Watery texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt finish.
Just an average pale ale overall. There are plenty of better beers on the market. Skip it.
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - APR 5, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
light amber color, aroma of citrus fruits, toast, flavors of citrus fruits, toast, light caramel, pine finish, dry finish
MattH (608) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Oggi’s in San Diego. Light gold pour. Taste and aroma of pine and some caramel.
brokensail (9935) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 16, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A: The beer pours a light amber color with a small off-white head.
S: Lots of citrus hop notes to the nose with a big of pine and grass. A bit on the sweet side with plenty of bread, toasted malt, and some toffee malt aromas.
T: A pretty harsh bitterness to the beer which just isn’t pleasant. Piney hops with some grapefruit and grapefruit peel. Some malt flavor to it, definitely a bit of toast and bread, but not much sweetness.
M: Medium in body with a moderate to high carbonation.
O: The aroma wasn’t too bad, but the bitterness was just too abrasive.
Terminus (3146) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at apple valley location-pours lite orange with a small soapy white head. nose is lite hops lite grains. lite hops on the flavors-maybe oxidized and/or old batch. doesnt have much punch to it. lingering piney finish. nothing special just ok.