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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 2.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   IBU: 49   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A West Coast style Pale Ale designed to stimulate your palate with a pleasant balance of caramel malts and American hops. Our house Pale Ale is the perfect beer for when you find a hole in your day that can only be filled with something delicious, yet the day is far from over. Here’s to your good taste and sensible nature. This beer is the first brewed on our new all grain system. Cheers!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (1048) - California, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Overall a nice fruity pale ale. Pours a nice clear orange. Smells of berry cheesecake. Lots of berries in the taste. Nice fruity finish. Had on tap at the brewery.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (6434) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2012
Draught @ Pacific Coast Brewing Company, Oakland. Rated on 19.10.2012.
Pours a copper colour with a firm creamy white head. Aroma of toasted malts, grass and some metallic notes. Flavour of toasted malts, strong grassy hops, herbs and metals. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and a grassy toasted finish. Easy going pale ale with disturbing metallic notes.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DYCSoccer17 (3345) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 28, 2012
4 ounce sample on tap at the brewpub. Lightly sweet, caramelly faint maltiness present. Pretty husky with a bit of a metallic character. Very faint aroma, which seems more like an amber ale. Transparent copper-amber body with a small, quickly dissipating off-white head. Chewy caramelly start before this becomes a little toasted. Finishes with some mild herbal hop bitterness. Light astringency. More of a hoppy amber than an American Pale Ale.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ratman197 (10080) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2011
On tap at Pacific Coast poured a clear amber with a small lingering off white head. Aromas of carmel and cider. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, fruittiness and light cider with a smooth fruity finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 13, 2011
On tap and cask at the brewpub. Dramatically different experiences (mediocrity and a heinous infection).
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Pours with a lightly hazed golden body with a thin white head. Aromas are faintly estery, light fruit, bready, grainy and a hint of citrus. Flavors are bready, lightly grainy, caramel, not bitterness and no hop flavor (APA?!). Some esters. Lively bubbles, dry, short duration.

CASK:
Pours with a slightly dark amber body with a thicker bone hued off-white head with good lace. Aromas are INFECTED, lactic, acetic, vinous, floral. Flavors are acetic, orange, vinegar, cotton candy, undrinkable. Cask would be rated a 1.2. SHOULD NOT BE SERVED in this condition!

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
brokensail (11240) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 17, 2011
A: The pour is a shade of amber with a mild off-white head. S: Plenty of butter is apparent right away. There’s some bread and toffee malt character. A very, very light hop aroma to this one. On the whole, the nose is pretty light. T: Still plenty of butter notes on the palate with a bit of chlorine/pool water flavor. A bit of a grassy hop flavor that provides just a touch of bitterness. M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation. D: Good and buttery, just like most of the beers at this brewpub. No thanks.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29661) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2010
Draft. An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11376) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 14, 2010
Tap at Pacific Coast Brewing. Pours amber with a beige head. Light malt and hop aromas. Light roast malt and light hop flavors. Finish is a bit malty, but fairly balanced.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaBier (4983) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Sample at the brewpub on 8/8/10. Clear gold pour with a thin white head. Aroma of boiling wort, sweet malt and some bitter hop. Clean flavor that is mostly malty with a bit of hop.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ibrew2or3 (7046) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 23, 2010
On tap at the brewpub pouring up clear copper with gold edges and thin off white head. The mild aroma hints at a feeble level of maltiness and little else. The taste is a bit yeasty to go along with a modest amount of caramel malts and a sense of citrus and pine hoppiness. It seems to end with a tired yeasty buttery diacetyl note that is only just noticeable. A mild malt forward Pale.


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