thome50 (1252) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - JUL 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the Bruery over the 4th of July weekend. Very nice clear yellow beer with frothy white head. The grapefruit comes out like crazy to begin. From there the taste is nothing less outstanding. Very refreshing taste with some nice malt finish. Very much a beer to be enjoyed out of a red cup as a tulip did nothing extra for this beer. Something I only want to drink near the pool/ocean and thus not fitting in a warehouse in Placentia at 94 degrees.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at The Bruery on 7/3/11. deep golden pour with a 1 finger white head. light hoppy nose with lots of citrus (a bit too heavy on the grapefruit for me). big citrus notes over the tongue with some malts coming forward. dry tart finish with a light bitterness.
brokensail (14558) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is a hazy golden straw color with very little to no head.
S: A very perfumey aroma with lots of grapefruit. The hops are spicy and floral and work very well, I think. There is a light soap aroma. The base of this beer is bready malt and yeast.
T: There’s a decent bitterness to this that I wasn’t quite expecting. As with the nose, a strong perfume quality and some mild sweetness from the bready malts. A fair bit of yeast and some spicy hops.
M: Medium in body with a fairly low carbonation.
O: The grapefruit really added something nice to this beer. I found it to be quite good.