dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - SEP 24, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of sweet malt giving way to beautiful floral hops, with some peaches thrown in. Appears a clear golden-age with minimal effervescence and with no head to speak of. Flavor is of grapefruit giving way to a distinctly grainy aftertaste. Palate is medium to medium-light and appropriate. Overall, an okay beer but with signifcant flaws in the flavor and appearance.
PotjeBier (1732) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog, from notes. Keg & Cask side by side @ the brewpub, 12 May 2001. The keg version had aroma’s of sweet malts & sweet fruits (apricots), whereas the cask version had much more (fresh) hops. Flavor: moderate sweet and moderate bitter, with a solid bitter finish, the cask version even more so. Cask version wins.
illidurit (2157) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog purge. On tap at the Parish Publick House. Floral and grapefruity in the aroma and flavor with mild pale malts and a solid bitterness.
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Golden-straw colored beer with a whitish head. Citrus and grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and light pine flavor. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and light pine lingers.
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden with a tiny white head. Yeasty aroma with fruity and hoppy notes. Flavour was dry and had plenty of hops, pine and grapefruit. Finished bitter.
nickd717 (3560) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Toronado.
Pours cloudy golden with a one-finger white head. Would like a bit more clarity to such a beer, but oh well, who cares about appearance really?
The aroma is big on citrusy hops. Lots of grapefruit and some floral hints. Smells like a very good California IPA.
Come on guys, this is really an IPA. The predominant flavor note is citrusy malts. Grapefruit, orange, and tangerine with a slight spicy note. Just a little pale malt to back it up.
Crisp on the palate with medium body and lots of hop resins. Carbonation is medium for the style.
Excellent beer overall. I really enjoyed this one.
Terminus (3254) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap in Tucson, AZ at 1702-pours golden yellow with a small white head-nose is floral and piney as all hell-grapefruit, and tangerines ring out! very nice! flavors of big cascade/simcoes-could be the quintesential Pale ale if you ask me palate is slick and perfect for a sessionable beer. long grapefruit rinds make this beer finish dry as ever. I could session this little beer for ever! i want more of this!
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ 1702 - Pours a clear golden color with a thin white head. Faint lacing. Has a very nice floral hop aroma. Flavor is pine and citrus hops. Pleasant finish. Medium body. A good beer.
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at papago. Pours a nice amber with a small white head. Aroma is fresh hops malt grass. Flavor is green vegetal hops grass malt. Nice pale ale.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 17, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of darkelf. Pours amber with a tan head. Smells of citrus, some peppery splashes. Tastes of pineapples, grapefruit, floral, grassy, peppery.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Special Pale Ale (Short Bus)
Source: Brewpub, Carlsbad, CA
hazy light amber, thin white head, nice floral hop aroma on a dry malt base, very tasty hop flavor, perfect low bitterness like a fine esb,
Name: Special Pale Ale (Short Bus)
clear amber, lots of tiny bubbles, fine solid off white head, nice lace, great sweet citrus aroma, hop flavor on dry malt, long long bitter finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20