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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4.7
Furseth (2165) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2012
Bottle: Thanx to Mr. Stefan Gustavsson: Clear red colour, nice creamy head. Aroma is dominated of candy sugar,sweet maltynes.lots of fruitynes and some raisins, was there to. Flavor had a nice sweet maltynes, caramelly. Then it explodes in my mouth, the bitter fruity complexity comes, with a nice fruitynes/bitternes finish, Long finish, medium to full body. A nice complex US, Dubble IPA!

4
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
375ml bottle, shared by phaleslu at RBWG grand tasting 2014. Hazy amber orange red brown color. Thin ring of khaki head. Couple dots of lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, lightly soft, lighter carbonation. Awesome bigger sour taste, light sweet.. Not too sweet. Nice dark fruit, cherry, light wood, hint of chocolate. Excellent sour brown red ale.

3.9
User134089 (1644) - - JUN 1, 2012
Poured from a tap into a snifter at Churchill’s in San Marcos, Calif., on May 27, 2012. Less than a finger of head on the top of the glass. Color was honey bright orange. Cloudy white lacing with good retention the whole pour. Got citrus hops in the nose first, mainly orange, tangerine and orange sorbet. Sweet floral notes. Nice flavor, the best part of the beer. Tasted pretty similar to the nose with some minor differences. Got citrus hops - tangerine, orange and sorbet. A sweet floral taste, too. Also a bit buttery on the tongue. Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long lasting, smooth finish. A pretty good beer overall. Something different. More of a double IPA than a pale ale in my opinion.

3.9
Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Sweet, caramel, black pepper, red. peppers easy drinking with a plethora of intriguing spices

3.9
SudsMcDuff (8494) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2012
golf clap! .. . pours a deep gold .. medium foam .. . nice amount of bitters .. sweet pine and resin .. . easy to drink, the abv is taken care of .. . . Pick a number, double it, add 10, divide it by 2, then minus it by the number you started with. --you got 5

3.9
LtDan (1808) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Ap. pours a bright coppee with a decent film of white for head.

Aro. Sweet caramel like malt, peach, mango frapefruit.

Taste. Hop bitterness, caramel like sweetness, dried tropical fruit, powdered sugar. Finishes piny.

Mouth. Sticky modest carb.

Overall: Tasty fruity double IPA baby!

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.

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
boFNjackson (4230) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 14, 2012
Bottle... Poured hazy, pale orange with a white head. This had sweet tart characters and malt sweetness that counter booze and a hoppy bitterness. Caramel malt tones, resinous and earthy spiced hops along with tropical fruits, citrus, and light esters.

3.8
jcwattsrugger (12524) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2012
22oz bottle-pours yellow/gold with an offwhite head. Aroma is lemon/pine, 2nd sweet light malt. Taste is lemon/pine hops, 2nd sweet light malt. Smooth.


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