AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear yellow body, thin white fiz, aroma is palisade dry hop, derf, flavor is one dimensional malt (said it was 100% 2Row at the brewery) and thin hop flavor of the palisade, which is sort of like a cross between cascade and centennial in flavor profile to me, smells a bit like amarillo too, good stuff! I love a single hop beer but I’d like some variety in the grain bill.
bb (6734) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Amber beer with a whitish head. Malt and light fruit aroma. Malt flavor with earth and peach. Medium bodied. Malt, earth, and peach lingers. Nice balance.
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on 4/24/2010. This pale ale pours a light gold color from the tap at the brewpub. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is citrusy and floral hops. A medium bodied American Pale Ale. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are citrusy and herbal. Medium to low bitterness, fairly strong hop flavor. Crisp and clean. Nice dry finish. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean, crisp and dry. The aftertaste is slightly bitter.
iowaherkeye (2690) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAY 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewpub. Pale clear golden with a one finger off-white head, good retention once it was a thick film. Orange pulp tropical fruit nose with a little pale biscuit grainy malt backbone. Flavor is still orangey, less tropical, with just a hint of spruce tips with a little biscuit malt backbone. Bitterness peaked at a 3. Light to moderate carbonation with a light body. This has almost the orangey authenticity of Hangar 24’s Orange Wheat in its fruitiness. Well done--I’ve never been able single out Palisade hops before, and had no idea about them. Good hop, now I say.
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear yellow with a flufy white head. Mild pine and citrus aroma and taste with notes of orange and pine apple with a slightly perfumey finish.