BMan1113VR (7853) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Westwood Brewing Company. Just labeled as WBC Pale Ale. Aroma of light grapefruit. Long lasting rocky white head covering a clear golden body. Taste is lightly hoppu up front with some light crystal and bready malts. Somewhat watery, especially next to their IPA. Dry mouthfeel with slightly harsh carbonation.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - FEB 29, 2004
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer poured a golden color with hints of orange in the sun. A massive thick white head engulfed the glass and make drinkability an issue for about two full minutes. The aroma was a citrusy, hoppy masterpiece. The taste was definitely hoppy up front, fairly fresh with an orangey tang in mid sip. It ended nicely with a hint of malt in the finish. A mild degree of carbonation, but definitely a genuine taste. A slight wheaty/grainy finish pulls this down.... I cant quite figure out that aftertaste, but its strange for sure!
BBB63 (6010) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 22, 2003
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had at Westwood Brewing: Light amber hue with small head and no lace. Aroma hinted of grapefruit, tangerine, light pine, toasted malt, and leather. The taste was clean with good balance between sweet malt and fruity hops. Mild bitterness on finish. The problem with this beer is the thin palate and papery tone. Very simple, easy to drink common ale. For people who like macro beer.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 11, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(cask) According to BJ's as of today, they still contract brew this for Westwood..it was labeled as "BJ's JW pale ale" at the real ale fest in SoCal..yellowish orange with a thick head..subtle mango hoppiness making for a nice balanced pale..nothing more to say really.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Massive soapy foam coats this amber brew. A definite irish spring and citrus aroma on this one. Slight hops in the flavor that is fairly weak bodied, but is kind of refreshing, just without the power of a solid beer.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - NOV 15, 2001
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very light in color, almost lager-like. Fresh and piney nose with good signs of citrus, which comes through in the flavor. Mixture of lemon and grapefruit but subtle and sweet rather than bitter and tangy. A light, refreshing and easy drinking pale ale that would certainly work well on mainstream lager drinkers. There’s not a whole lot of depth or body, but it does work pretty well as a friendly beer. It certainly makes a great session beer and is particularly suited to summertime.