Palo Alto Hoppy Ending Pale Ale (FireHouse)
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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (3860) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Wow, what a difference a new contract brewer makes. The old version of this beer brewed at Devils Canyon was pretty mediocre, but this is actually very good. On tap at Rose & Crown. Appearance is excellent. Clear golden with a soapy-looking white head that lasts and leaves great rings of lacing. Aroma is fresh bright citrus and floral hops along with a little honey sweetness. Flavor is sweet pale malt and grain along with lots of floral and citrusy hops, with sweet honey on the finish. A little bit of butteriness/diacetyl is the only flaw, but it’s hardly noticeable. Medium body with a dry and hoppy mouthfeel. This beer is really excellent - a huge improvement over previous batches, really a totally different beer. Great job, Kasim. I’ll be having this again for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
popery (1782) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 9, 2011
Pours a transparent light gold with a big creamy white head. Crescents of foam cling to the walls of the glass after each sip. Spot on for an APA. The aroma is honey, caramel, tangerines and pine needles. Nothing too strong, nothing too weak. The taste is just a touch too sweet at first with some crystal malt notes, but it finishes with some dry yeastiness, hop bitterness and lingering honey. Mouthfeel starts smooth and kinda creamy but is fading and getting watery before I can finish my glass. Having purchased the bottle due to an impulsive need to try new local beers, I expected practically nothing from this beer and was pleasantly surprised. This is a very quaffable APA with good hop flavor and balance.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joet (2463) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 5, 2011
This is an outstanding pale ale with a very aggressive hopping, and dried out enough that you can taste it. Pure white foam over an amber-tinged golden liquid. Tropical, citric and piney hop aromas come together in a full aroma. The bitterness is appreciable -- oily, resinous - in the finish. The feel is full for 5.5% (my bottle says 5.5, the site 5). Very hoppy, and very dry and down at 5.5. There’s definitely a market hole here that this beer has just manhandled. Well done Hermitage!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 12, 2012
A - Pours an almost clear golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing. S - Aroma is a mix of grapefruit, orange, tropical, and citrus hops with some sweet caramel and biscuit malts. T - Starts off with a mix of grapefruit, tropical, and citrus hops with some bitterness and some sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, some light floral hops come through with a bit more bitterness and some biscuit malts. The finish is a mix of grapefruit and citrus hops with a hint of pine, some mild bitterness, and some sweet bready malts. M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and bitter finish. D - Very drinkable. Nice balance hoppy pale ale. Good hop profile.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (9269) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2010
Bottle shared by Shane, thanks! Poured a clear amber orange with a white head that dissipate quickly to the edges. Aroma had a pretty strong sweet malt backbone with a strong citrus and grapefruit combining with strong pine as well. Flavor was more dominated by pine with a sweet grain backing and a bit of grapefruit coming through in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (7915) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 29, 2011
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream colored head. Grapefruit and light pine aroma. Grapefruit and light pine flavor with some maltiness. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and light pine linger with malt and light earthiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2010
From tap at Rose and Crown. Pours clear and golden orange with a creamy and chalk white head. Aroma is dry and grapefruity to pine hoppy. Smooth hoppy, dry pine and grapefruity hops flavoured. Solid bitter and dry into the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (8300) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Bottle from Corti Brothers, Sacramento. Pours clear amber with a thick beige head and a floral aroma. There is a medium-bodied pale malt flavor that is bready and dry. Finish is moderately bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (32202) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2014
Draft. A hazy golden beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of fruits and spicy hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of straw, hops, and spices, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (24774) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2014
Draught at Taphouse. Clear amber colored with a small white head. Fruity aroma of hops and flowers with notes of pine needles. Fruity flavor of hops, citrus, grass and flowers. Dry hoppy finish.

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