Stuedmaster (133) - Vista, California, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is labeled a "session pale ale" but it is definitely hopped enough to be an IPA. Bomber from local liquor store. Gold pour with a moderate head, leaves thin lacing. Aroma is dominated by grapefruit and grain. Too bitter for my taste, more like an aggressive American IPA. They use good ingredients it’s just not the style that I like. Light body, slick texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish.
Zymurgeist2 (829) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle to pint glass. Aroma of overt citrus and resiny hops. Bright orange and clear with a solid white head. Although no bittering hops used, there is a harsh spike in this beer that give a bittering feel to it. Aroma of grapefruit and white bread seem subdued to this mid-palate anomaly. Some husky cereal grains finish off the beer.
WheatKing (1137) - Oak Bay, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
BeerAdvent 2013 Day 22. Pours light amber white head. Nose is cascade punchiness, tangerine and some tropical fruits, pine. Flavour is same and has a nice balance of caramel malt. Glad someone tagged it as an "India Session Ale", it reminds me of a beer up here marketed as that style called "Bottle Rocket". As they say down in Cali "Good on ya, mate".
bhensonb (10213) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours light translucent gold with a slight white head. Citrus aroma. Med body or so. Not much caramel, but there’s quite a bit of citrus hop - even so much I could believe orange/tangerine zest. It’s dry and citrously bitter. Good session ale.
bulldogops (1023) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating #850 - December 22, 2013 - Beer 22 in the Craft BeerAdvent Calendar - Bottle 5% Yellowish amber pour with a bubbly, lasting white foam. Aroma is sweet citrusy, tangerine notes, mild grassiness.Taste is light citrus and pine sweetness, tempered by a tame hoppy bitterness. Medium bodied, mild alcohol warmth, and very well balanced. Crushable.
Malbers (18) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A great sessional, pours with a nice frothy white head, and golden yellow, with aromas of grapefruit and oranges. Decent grainy backbone with a bit more bitterness than I would like for a 4.5% beer. Can really taste the flavour of the hops as well as a slight orange pulp comes through. Could drink this all summer long!
DuffMan (6079) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, Craft Beer Advent Calendar 2013. Orange-kissed gold, lively white head that collapses to a chunky film. Aroma is lightly hoppy with underlying grainy malts. Light citrus hop character is overshadowed by lightly toasty pale malts, light caramel, light hat. Medium bitterness. Not as bright as their excellent IPA, but decent enough.
slimspady (159) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great hop aroma. Almost a mild IPA. Pleasant bitterness on the palate. Great session beer.
Reimer96 (1017) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
CBAC day 22. Pours a clear golden yellow with a nice white head that leaves some lace. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, passionfruit, light caramel and pine. Taste is piney hops, grapefruit, sweet pale malts and a nice crisp bitterness into the finish. Medium carbonation makes the bitterness a bit astringent however it is crisp and refreshing.
MunBro (111) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy yellow with a minimal fizzy white head. Aroma of hops and citrus. Tastes of malts (minimal to no bitterness) and citrus notes like tangerine, grapefruit, orange and some hints of pine. I really enjoyed the other Tap It advent beer and this one was great as well.