pantanap (3323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Carlsbad... Pours a hazy pale blonde hue and topped with a creamy white head... Light crisp citrus overtones. Clean ... Light crisp grassy citrus and big dryness overall to pair with a mild bitter finish. Lighter bodied with lively carbonation.
olr1984 (701) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at gabf. From my notes. pours an amber gold with an off white head. big hop aroma and taste
XmnwildX12 (2071) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at GABF 2013, nice citrus and pine aroma and taste, smooth bitter finish.
anders37 (14708) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty peachy hoppy aroma. Fruity malty peachy hoppy flavor. has a fruity malty peachy hoppy finish.
brokensail (9096) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The beer pours amber in color with an off-white head. Sort of dark for a pale ale...
S: There is an incredibly mild nose to this beer. I get some bread and toffee, and maybe some floral hops. But those descriptors are really a pretty big reach.
T: The flavor is nice enough. It’s bready with a nice toffee flavor and some toasted bread/malts. Floral hops along with some orange peel and a moderate pine flavor and bitterness.
M: The body is medium and so is the carbonation.
D: Easy to drink but it doesn’t really do much for me, especially not the nearly non-existent nose.
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
clear amber color, thin white head, strong hop presence, straw flavor, rye? dry hops, big hops for a pale, bold hop fruit flavor
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - DEC 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at PP Solana. Frothy tap head. Amber color. Low bitterness. Low hop aroma. Early boil bitterness.
paiste2002 (175) - Saugus, California, USA - AUG 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the tap at Port Solana. Pours a nice amber color with a nice white head. Aroma is hoppy with a hint of malt. Flavor is malty citrus hoppy with a long hoppy bitter finish.
Another fine Port brew.
I’ve also had Ponto Pale ale from the cask as well. Very nice drinkable cask ale. Very creamy from the cask.
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ PP Solana Beach. Pours a golden-amber with a fluffy off-white head. Aroma is heavy hop with grassy notes thrown in as well. Taste is malt and grain up front dissolving into a much heavier hop presence than I’m used to in a Pale Ale. The beer remains smooth throughout, and the bitterness at the end only adds to a wonderful offering.
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On-tap at PPSB. Pours clear, brilliant amber with a creamy offwhite head, spider web lace. Smells hoppy with quite a bit of dishtowel, grassy hops, maybe a hint of malt. Tastes more malty up front, solid bread and cereal malt flavors with a grassy hop bitterness towards the finish and lingering. Medium body, subdued carbonation.