yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap at the Carlsbad brewpub. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is light caramelish and hoppy. Solid hops fruity flavoured, light heral to grassy touch and pinewood to grapefruity flavoured with a light leathery touch. Ends smooth bitter and fresh hoppy.
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft in Carlsbad. A copper colored beer with a thin lazing beige head. The aroma has strong notes of spicy hops, lending it notes of grapefruit. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of hops, lending it notes of spices, hay, and some grapefruit, leading to a rather bitter finish.
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours a clear pale amber with an off-white head. Some piney hoppiness in the nose. Medium body, caramel and fruit before a fairly hoppy finish. 060709
omhper (18957) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at O’Brien’s, San Diego. Clear dark amber, small head.Roasty malt aroma. Dryish with clean mouthfeel. Some grapefruity hops covered in dust. Bitter, salty finish. A somewhat harsh pale ale.
brokensail (9935) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is a dark golden/light amber color with medium white head.
S: The nose starts off with bready malts and earthy, floral hops. And that’s also just about where it stops. Pretty light aroma, overall.
T: A lot of similarities to the nose as I take the first sip. A moderate bitterness with an earthy hoppiness. The malts are bready and slightly sweet, but still not a very powerful flavor.
M: The body is medium, even for what is a pretty light beer, with a moderate level of carbonation.
D: Fairly light and simple, but definitely easy to drink. Not something I’d necessarily come back to, though.
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad. Pours with a clear, deep golden body with a large white head with both good retention and lace. Aromas are grainy, earthy, and spicy hops with a light hint of caramel. Flavors are grainy and bitter with orange and light fruit. Kind of bland next to Lil Guy XPA.
DuffMan (6162) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Pizza Port, Carlsbad. Clear, deep orange amber. Low aroma of toffee and citrus. Soft malts take a backseat to the very bitter grapefruit rind hops. In every way an IPA except for the ABV. Very good!
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Pizza Port. Orange amber with a fizzy white head. Citrus, pine, and malty aroma and taste with a clean finish. Not bad.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Pizza Port Carlsbad
Pellucid amber color with no head or lacing. Nose is ripe and sweet with melon, oranges, kiwi that’s all an impersonation of the hop nose. The flavor is very citric like the ESB and comes across and delicious grapefruit juice. Earthy dry finish and a pleasant finish. This is nice. Perhaps a bit too dry-hopped comparted to the sweetness, but I like it as a pale ale. San Diego Pale Ale, ha.
beerguy101 (5267) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 8, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on 12/8/08 at the brewery. This American Pale Ale poured a medium amber color from the tap. Medium sized white foamy head, with nice retention. The aroma is caramel and sweet, with lots of floral and piney hops. A medium bodied Pale Ale. The malts are caramel and sweet. The hops are floral and piney. Nice carbonation. Very fresh tasting, the hop flavors are very clean and crisp. A fairly hoppy Pale Ale, yet it has a nice malt character. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is bitter.