brokensail (10917) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2014 On tap @ Pizza Port Bressi Ranch. Pale yellow pour with a white head. Aromas of pine, pineapple, and grapefruit. Nice sweet citrus aromas. Doughy malt, too. Mild sweetness to the flavor. Good fruit character and a touch of malt. Nice pineapple and grapefruit. A touch of pineapple sweetness.
olr1984 (1078) - 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 (2078) - 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 (16691) - 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.
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 (185) - 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.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solana Beach. Pours a lighter clear amber with a decent white head. Fresh aroma of lemon and grapefruit hops with a bready malt. Bittersweet taste. Nice mix of grapefruit, strawberry, and lemon with the hops. Good caramel maltiness, with a bit of the biscuit taste. Great balance.