KUEric (904) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a light golden color with minimal carbonation and a big, thick fluffy, sudsy head. Pine, grapefruit strong on the nose. Smells like there will be some resin in the mouth. Smooth mouthfeel. Like velvety somehow which is good but doesn’t seem to match the style/favors. Which isn’t quite right somehow. It’s got something sweet that just doesn’t belong.
batneil (520) - - OCT 25, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bright gold and clear with frothy head. Slight hoppy aroma. Sharp and fizzy with a grapefruit aftertaste. (K)
hayduke (4123) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a joint tasting with Strykzone of Facebook Chat. Poured amber orange with a beige head and good lacing. Nose is citrus and fruit. Some sulfur noted. Medium in body. Soft mouth feel. The flavor shows both tropical and stone fruit, with peach and pineapple. Finish is more flavorful than bitter. Shows fruit, a touch of pine, the grapefruit, and some spice on a clean malt base. Overall this is a classic craft beer APA. . Right in my sweet spot. Very very easy drinking and with no discernible faults. Very enjoyable.
Strykzone (5900) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. This beer is golden amber and has a decent off white head. Light lacing. Simcoe aromas. Floral and pine. It is not big at all. The flavor also favors Simcoe. Pine and fruit. That fruit grew with warming. Light sulfur. Some spiceness. Tropical fruit was tasted later. Nice complexity. Bitterness grows and there is some sourness. A little papaya at the very end. Good stuff.
SG111 (671) - New York, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours honey color, white fluffy head. Aroma is intense citrus, lemon and orange peel, bit of grapefruit. Slight tropical fruits (pineapple) and slight pine character, and malt backbone. Flavor is tropical fruits, honey malt, bitter finish. Good except the carbonation is a bit weak for my liking. Otherwise a very good APA.
slowrunner77 (7873) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"apa that’s a world better than the boring Annadel Pale Ale. Bright vibrabt citra hops, full aroma and flavor. juicy. better than the ipa even...possibly the best thing on tap."
Homer321 (2982) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at brewery. Nose is catty and lemon with some pine and citrus. Pour is very clear yellow. Taste is bitter and then shows off done hope grassiness. A very good beer.
Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Third Street, Santa Rosa, 28/04/14.
Golden with a good sized light beige/eggshell white covering that retains well.
Nose is citric sherbets, toasted malt, hoppy waftings, light pine, bitter orange.
Taste comprises orange pith, grapefruit strands, light mineral effect, straw, toasted malts.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light hop bitterness.
Decent enough APA.
gyllenbock (6285) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at SF Beer Week Opening Gala 2014. (my first one from this brewery)
Amber with a medium light tan head. Aroma and taste of hops, fruit, hay and caramel. On the sweet side with a light bitter finish. Drinkable.
Ferris (8954) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Bright citrus hops. Pale gold with a decent white head. Grapefruit and pine with a nice pale malt sweetness to balance. This pale ale is more of an IPA than their others. A great if not big APA.