fiulijn (21287) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2016
Bottle from Legacy Liquor, VancouverOakes (18883) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 15, 2008
Hazy golden color, with large bubbles. Nice aroma of hops (a bit resiny and fruity), cereals (as in other low gravity beers), chamomile, honey. The mouthfeel is very dry, it has some cereal flavor, strong bitterness, some hop resins, light orange oil, and a bit astringent in the final.
Nice beer, even better at this gravity.
Light amber colour. Fresh, floral aroma evokes tropical fruits. Not bad body for a low alcohol beer. Lots of bitterness and tropical fruit flavour. I like the concept of the San Diego Session, and this one is done very well. rlgk (18844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2015
Bottle at Chris and Ruth’s place in London. Clear golden beer with a nice offwhite head. Hoppy citrus aroma, grassy, hay, pine apples, mango notes. Hoppy citrus flavor, grapefruit, pine, peach, some biscuits. Quite nice SIPA, I guess the can has helped it survive all the way to Europe. yngwie (17237) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2015
Can. A hazy, golden beer topped by a small, dense, off-white head. It’s quite malty on the nose, bready and lightly caramel-.ish, but there’s also a nice hoppyness, with pine cones, grapefruit and a generic citrus touch. It’s medium bodied, quite dry and with a tad too much carbonation. Quite bitter, with grapefruit, pine cones and some citrus peel. Lasting bitter, grapefruity finish. A bit on the malty side this one, but it sure ain’t a bad one. 150612 brokensail (16648) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
This is the second time I’ve had this beer. The first time was at Blue Palms and then at Ballast Point. I was not impressed the first time, but figured I would give it another chance.
A: The beer is a very clear light golden color with a thin layer of white foam that leaves a bit of lacing on the glass.
S: Considering the description and all the mentioning of dry-hopping, I had high expectations. This is a pretty fragrant beer, especially for a pale. Lots of citrus hop aromas going on here.
T: This definitely has more of an IPA flavor to it. A lot of bitter pine and grapefruit flavors from the hops with hardly any malt flavor. You would not expect this to be such a low gravity beer.
M: The beer is quite light on the tongue, but that is the point of it. Very lively carbonation helps to keep it light as well.
D: This is a beer I wish was more readily available (even bottled). An amazing session beer and very refreshing. It’s nice to see such a flavorful, low alcohol beer like this.
Dedollewaitor (16393) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2016
Bottleshare @ Rekviums Pizza Palace, Odense C. My fifteen thousand party bash. Pours hazy golden with a creamy white head. Peach and grass. Dry and bitter flavor with citrus and biscuit. bhensonb (15768) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours copper with a creamy white head. Light citrus/piney aroma. Med body. Flavor seems moderate pine over caramel. It is finishing nicely bitter. Excellent for a 3.8% ale. Scopey (15753) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2015
Can from bottle shop. It pours deep orange-copper with a decent white head. The nose is bitter-sweet, stewed orange, peach, muffin, toasty sugars, mild caramel and marmalade. The taste is crisp, bitter, big grapefruit hit, lemon, pine needles, light metallic twang, caramel, pepper, toasty grass and resin with a dry finish. Light-medium body and moderate, prickly carbonation. Decent session gear. djd07 (15547) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2014
On tap at Hop Scholar. Pours a clear copper with small frothy white head that lasts leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is strong citrus, grapefruit, hemp. Medium mouthfeel with nice grapefruit, resin, and light malt. Very good. DSG (15237) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2015
[2/20/15] Draught at Ballast Point Old Grove in San Diego. Hazy golden-orange. Aroma of nice citric and slightly tropical hops. Rather dry flavor with fruity hops. Quite light-bodied. Nice and refreshing.