2012 CBC Symposium San Diego Pale Ale

 
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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Brewed for the 2012 Craft Brewers Conference.
The folks at Karl Strauss Brewing Company have teamed up with the San Diego Brewers Guild to brew a special Symposium Ale, as is traditional at Craft Brewers Conference. Not surprisingly, attendees can expect a big, flavorful hoppy beer, brewed in the spirit of San Diego.
The beer is named “San Diego Pale Ale,” with a healthy dose of understatement, as this double IPA weighs in at a hefty 10 percent ABV. Naturally, the beer couldn’t represent its hometown without significant quantities of hops—Columbus, Citra, Crystal and Columbia are all used to give the beer some classic West coast flavor.

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2.7
TheJestersBeer (2431) - SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2012
650ml bottle. Pours medium gold, white head. Hoppy, resiny aroma, passion fruit, grapefruit, caramel, apricot, grass. Off-dry, full bodied, high bitterness, creamy CO2. Hoppy, resiny taste, fruity, mango, pineapple, caramel, spruce, marzipan. Unbalanced bitterness, burning alcohol. (2012-05-05)

3.8
JorisPPattyn (10063) - BELGIUM - MAY 13, 2012
Medium, just off-white head, fed by lazily carbonated clear metallic orange-copper beer. Dry, very fruity-citrussy hop, dry hopbales; Ever so slightly cheesy & catty. Very bitter, but also fruity hopflavour, pineapple, grapefruit, bitter herbs. Quite slick, hopoily. Medium to rather well-bodied. Aftertaste harbours long graperfruity hopflavour. Worthy of the symposium, certainly not revolutionary.

3.7
JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Draft at Alesmith. Slightly hazy orange yellow, with off-white head. Citrus, resinous hops, caramel, sweetness, moderate bitterness. A nice DIPA, easily drinkable for the abv, but it’s nothing new. Solid.

3.8
presario (4925) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle. Good head on crisp autumn amber. Aroma is everything I want in a beer. Big caramel hop beer. Flavour is a bit lupus in syrup.

3.8
BMan1113VR (7929) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 8, 2012
On tap at Alesmith during CBC. Originally thought it was a new Alesmith Pale Ale, tasted it and new something wasn’t right about this "pale ale". Pours with a clear golden hued body with a fully lasting, retentive white head that leaves good lace. Aromas are of resin, citrusy, tangerine, light caramel, floral, quite dank. Very hop forward. Flavors are citrusy, fruit, really low bitterness with a lot of hop flavor. Dank, medium alcohol, floral and hoppy. Dry, medium bodied, fuller carbonation. Tasty.


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