JohnnyJ (5400) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear gold w/ slight orange tinge. White head. I had the beer after a Poormans so take that into account. Citrus, hint of caramel malt, slight grapefruit. I thought it was a pretty light and refreshing pale ale. Easy drinking and tasty.
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - OCT 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Carlsbad. Beer menu states 5.8%, wall states 6.1%. Clear golden with a one finger off-white head, fair retention. Citrus hops dominate with a clean caramel malt backbone. Flavor has the citrus coming out stronger with some light tropical fruit additions. The caramel is a little stronger as well. Semi-dry with bitterness @ a 4. Light to moderate prickly smooth (sounds weird, but true) carbonation. Very good APA that I’d place as an IPA.
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours cloudy, burnt orange with a sudsy, offwhite head and spider web lace. Smells deep and citrusy grassy with a nice bit of malt in the background. Tastes bitter grassy hoppy with building caramel malt flavors. Medium body, vibrant carbonation.