ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brew pub in Arnold. This was a near perfect pale ale. Poured a nice orange/amber color with a thin white head. Huge grapefruit and citrus hops on the nose with enough malt hiding in the background to make it interesting. The flavor was more citrus hops, but the malt balance was perfect. Spot on. Not to bitter, not to malty. This was a fantastic beer. Made the side trip to Arnold 100% worth the drive.
JK (5809) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From Skyview I think, as Yosemite Pale Ale. Llight hops and malt in the flavor and aroma. Drinkable enough, but nothing impressive. No flaws stand out, and sometimes that is enough.
badgerben (4889) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
No clue who brought this one in. Gold color with no head. Light earthy hop aroma. Fairly strong bitterness up front in the flavor. Lightly buttery mouthfeel. Not incredibly distinct, but not bad at all.
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - FEB 19, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2008 I had this in the bottle at Bear Valley, CA (near Arnold).This is a nice, interesting, and slightly different pale ale. It’s amber with a big off-white head that is long-lasting and leaves some nice lace. The aroma is a pleasant, fairly full-bodied blend of grapefruity hops, honey, grain, with a hint of brown bread. The taste is interesting mix of sweet caramelly grain/malt, grapefruity hops, honey, toast with a light bitterness to balance the sweetness. It has pleasant lightness and is vry drinkable yet has good depth and interest, and is different from other pale ales in its unusual piney-fruity quality.
MHBrewer (2) - Mountain House, California, USA - NOV 4, 2007 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this on Tap in a local pub in Livermore Ca. Aroma was sweet, great pour from the tap. Good Solid Flavor.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - JUL 3, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours with a golden color and a medium head. Aromas of citrus and hops. Refreshing, with nice flavors of hops and fruit. Medium body with a nice, clean finish.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This amber pour has a sweet citrus nose with hints of caramel malt. It is hoppy in flavor and has a slightly bitter finish. i enjoyed it very much.
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to my wife for this. Deep coppery color with aroma of caramel malt, solid hops, some peachy apricot. Tastes fruity, on the tart side, with the hop and citrus presence at mid-palate. Smooth and fairly complex.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - DEC 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (Yosemite Falls) Clear, dark amber color with a sizable ivory head that dissapates very slowly. Caramel and malt aroma with a bit of hops. Warm malt flavor with a good bitterness. Very nice beer.
patrick767 (4010) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 18, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle under the Yosemite Falls name - Pours amber with a large, dense head. It has a nice, moderately hoppy aroma. The taste is pleasantly hoppy with a dry finish. It’s a little thin and it’s too fizzy, but still a fairly good pale ale.