ApisAles (1576) - 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.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured clear amber brown, malty, piney hops, caramel, little fruity, little bready.
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.
Oscbert (1019) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
~Pours amber with little white head.
~Sweet biscuity malt scent. Kinda woodsy. Citrus hops.
~Malty biscuit tatse followed by nice citrus.
~Light crisp feel, bitter citrus finish.
~Nice pale ale. Enjoyable balance of malts followed by citrus hops.
Zymurgeist2 (988) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 2, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Out of a pint glass outside of Yosemite at "California’s oldest saloon."
Hazy gold color with a nice white head that remains full and lacy.
Nice hop aroma.
Taste of well balanced hops and malts follows through with generous citrusy hops on the finish.
monk191 (892) - California, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent pale ale. Pours a nice amber color with not much head. Smells a little fruity and hoppy. Taste starts fruity and finishes hoppy. Not bad. Had in the bottle in Murphy's.
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Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 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.
greenhorn1 (807) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Huge foamy head....bad bottle?? Somewhat metallic in taste and smell. Copper appearance. Not too good, but will try again in case I got a stale one.
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.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - MAR 31, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brownish gold, small white head, aroma of citrus & pine hops. Malt character is good, fruity (oranges?), hops finish is very nice. Well balanced and enjoyable, a decent APA.