BMan1113VR (7916) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Father’s Office as "Cali Gold XPA". I think several of the entries for Tap’s need to be merged. Pours with a huge white head over a clear golden body. Head lasts for a long time. Aroma is fruity, tons of tropical fruit and pine. No hint of malt. Taste is tropical fruit, herbally, mango. All hops. This is a good...no, great and fruity pale ale that knocks on the door of most IPA’s. Very dry with lively bubbles. Great!
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUN 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a vibrant gold with 1/4 inch of white head.
Aroma: Grapefruity hops and fruity belgian yeast.
Taste: Belgian yeast, grapefruity hops, pine resin. Finishes bitter.
Mouthfeel: Slightly astringent, thin and fizzy.
Overall: Very flavorful and very drinkable.
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JAN 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
COn cask at Taps. Golden with a two finger off-white head, good retention, and actually served at the proper temperature. Big floral perfume hoppy aroma with some faint citrus and herbal dry hopped notes. Some biscuity malts are also present. The perfumey note carried over to the flavor, as did everything else Jingo a semi-dry finish with bitterness at a 4. Low carbonation with a light to medium body. Very good--a pleasant surprise.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the Jug at the GABF Colorado Convention Center, Denver 10/10/2008
Citrus hop aroma. Clear golden coloured fruity and hoppy with a crisp slightly dry and bitter finish.
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - AUG 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at the Corona location. Pours golden with a creamy white head.. Slight floral and citrus hoppiness in the aroma.. Flavor had a slight lingering hop bite to it.. A hop bomb for the style but not overall.. Pretty good.
alexanderj (3531) - Branson, Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at Brea location. An absolute surprise here. A great beer for the style. Color was a standard dull gold. Aroma was very floral with some bread; dry hop-like aroma. Flavor of flowers, yeast and a bit of citrus and caramel. Quite bitter for style. Nice creamy palate.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUN 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the Corona location. Light gold pour with a nice white head. Aroma was very hopy, completely surprised by the aroma, lots of citrus, grapefruit, very nice. Flavor was very bitter, but very nice, tasty stuff.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - JAN 9, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Aroma of citrus hops, floral hops and pilsner malt. Flavor was the same with a pine hop bitterness. Pretty good.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted at Stone XI Party. Clear golden amber with no head. Citrus and pine aroma and taste with a mild bitterness.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
hazy dark yellow, fine white head, lots of lace, light floral hop aroma, lots of hop flavor on a slightly sweet malt base, a surprise based on the name
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20