ajm (1065) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 8, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
1st rating of this beer. Tap at Najaís. Later raters may find this rate excessive, but I find this pretty unique for a pale ale. Nose is thick with both caramel malts and resiny hops, but also a very full dank weed character. Flavor is much the same. Still refreshing - reminded me of the severely dry-hopped Drakeís 1500. Very slight fruit and lots of love...
nickd717 (3465) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Plumpjack Noe. Pale ale, just another beer, right? Sometimes you get a good one though. Perfect appearance, clear deep copper with lively bubbles, a lasting off-white head, and great lacing. Great balanced aroma with pine and grapefruit complementing floral notes and caramel. Dry flavor with big hops balancing out the caramel/bready base. Hoppy, fruity, floral flavor. Nice clean but resinous mouthfeel. Really excellent pale ale. Stands out within its style.
brokensail (10640) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 27, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: The pour is a light amber color with a fluffy white head on top. Some streaks of lacing along the glass.
S: A really bright and fresh hop character to the nose. Plenty of floral and piney hops with a hint of citrus in there as well. Really crisp, too.
T: The flavor does not disappoint either. The pine provides a really nice bitterness to the beer without being overwhelming. A nice citrus component as well with just the slightest bit of bready malt in the background.
M: The body is medium with a moderate carbonation and a very crisp and refreshing finish. The bitterness lingers a bit on the tongue.
D: This is just a fantastic pale ale. Itís a shame that I donít see it more often, because I would definitely order a glass.
DocJitsu (836) - Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a beautiful clear, copper-amber color with a light caramel cake frosting colored head. Grassy hop, ashes, and a bit of lemon on the nose. Mouthfeel is lightly cottony-creamy with a bit of a hop hot warmth making up for the lack of carbonation. The flavor is unique for the style and appearance. A bit of watermelon up front, some lemon, and finishing up with a grapefruit bitterness (not taste).
bartalone (40) - Alabama, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oh delicious Strand Beer brewed neer house in Riviera Village of the Redondo area. It is a shame that many of the people have not great access to this very good pale ale. Speaking of pale. This remind me of one of best girl Betina in Sao Jose Dos Campos... she was brasil woman and was one of very few in her land that had very light skin like porcelain or even toilet color. She felt bad about this but i find her much love with to share. What remind me the most is when she show her buttcheeks, they were of such gloriousness that I almost have tear in eye of happiness. They were round and firm and glorious like big statue in the Rio area is glorious. She love that I love her glorious buttcheeks and felt comfort to move them on my areas where I show great love back to her for such kind offerings. One night I ask her if she would dance if i played record for her...I put on my favourite Louis Prima album and she move cheeks in way that part ocean or other miracle occur. I wish to be near her when i sip this nice beer with much flavor and vigor.
LtDan (1743) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours an amber gold with a opaque microfilm at the top.
Aroma: A floral grapefruit bouquet.
Taste: Light pine, grapefruit and pale malt.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, crisp, moderate carbonation.
Overall: A solid sessionable, fresh American Pale Ale.
bhensonb (10765) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours translucent copperwith a foamy off-white head. Aroma of resin and roast malt. Medium body, or nearly. Flavor is floral/fruity with a roast malt backbone. Fits the style. Finishes nicely bitter. Good stuff.
marcus (6343) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours amber with a craggy beige head and a bready aroma. There is a medium-bodied pale malt flavor with a floral bitter finish.
BMan1113VR (7834) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask, poured by the brewer. Hazy golden body with a frothy white head. Hoppy nose, a little citrusy, a little spicy, a bit toasty. Taste is citrus, hoppy and pretty great for a cask pale ale. Minimal carbonation. Good.
can8ianben (1315) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pleasantly spicy hop notes waft out of the pillowy head. Orange/amber color with a smooth malty backbone. Tastes like bread, whole grains, and caramel. A faint dry bitter finish lends nicely to the balance of this new LA beer.