bb (5888) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruti and summer fruti aroma. Grapefruit and summer fruit flavor that lingers. Medium bodied.
anders37 (12756) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy and weak piney aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.
KyotoLefty (4735) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Lost Abbey. Tropical fruit nose. Fruity flavor, tropical and citrus. Very bitter and oily. Light and drinkable but not great.
dcschiller (1996) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark golden color with eggshell head. Aroma of tropical fruit, resin, malts. Thin bodied and a bitter finish. Good beer.
JorisPPattyn (7310) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught Very clear golden beer, under thick-set dense, off-white head. Citric and passion fruit, intense aromas, also valerian (blackcurrant leaf). Dry-bitter, finishes very dry and on a mineral touch. Retronasal, the passionfruit hosp return. Feels quite carbonated - brewers speak of Burtonised liquor - dry finish, bit empty-ier. Very good, and again one that drinks away very easily.
nightrider (751) - encinitas, California, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Port Brewing. Golden copper in color. Pretty light in body. Light citrus, and some bitter hops. Not a whole lot going on in this beer. Pretty easy to drink and fresh. Good beer tot try.
JoeTheYounger (1101) - Claremont, California, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2012 On tap at eureka. Golden pour with with white head. Citrus and pine aroma. Taste is nice and hoppy for a pale with anice touch of grains.
beersearcher (1956) - Glendale, California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A pretty decent pale. A nice balance of hops both piney and floral. Seemed on style for a west coast pale, but for this hop lover, it just didn’t wow me. Maybe I expect too much from Port.
GT2 (5661) - Riverslime, California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Lost Abbey. Pours golden to light orange with webby lace. Incredibly grassy, biscuity, refreshing, herbal hoppy pale ale with noble hop squashiness and citrus peel fresh bitterness. Super quenching biscuity malt, amazing hop balance. Wow. Only surpassed by the Dead Feather Moon which rivals the best of Victory’s fabled pilsners. Really, really good.
BucannonXC5 (567) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a draft into an imperial pint at Hooley’s in La Mesa, Calif., on Jan. 23. Color was hazy pale orange. About an inch of head. Light white lacing on the top. Good looking circular film on the side.
Smelled pale grainy notes first. Surprisingly also got citrus notes in there, too. Grainy and grassy as well.
Taste was similar to the nose. Pale grainy malts up front, giving way to citrus (couldn’t pick one fruit) after. Very bitter and that stayed on my tongue after.
Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Bitter finish.
Pretty much what you would expect from a decent pale ale with the addition of citrus notes.