GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Tap at Beachwood Long Beach. Poured clear golden with spotty lace. Nose is hop resin, sticky, butterscotch. Taste is skunky lemon (?), lime, biting tannins like sucking on wool. Pretty much a palate wrecker. Too tannic for me. Sammy (13017) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2012
enjoyed on tap at The Blue Palm. A nice drinking pale, with the bitterness that used to be considered an IPA in the old days. Good retained foam on yellow, very lacy. Good aroma of hops. Great beer anytime. LtDan (1808) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Appearance: Pours a clear yellow gold with white film. Leaves behind a web of lace.nickd717 (4999) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Aroma: Citrus zest graham cracker.
Taste: Hop zing followed by light caramel. Grassy bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Thin with average carbonation.
Overall: Pretty tasty and super drinkable.
On tap at GABF. Clear golden in color with a one finger white head. Citrus and floral hops on the aroma with some pale/biscuit malt evident. The flavor could use a little more bite but is still good. Balanced malt and hop profile, with mild bitterness and citrus notes. Medium-bodied with average carbonation. Pretty good attempt overall. abcfan (928) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2011
A little to be desired on this one, but not bad. Aroma is mostly pine hops. Not much taste / bite. Easy drinking, good, but not exceptional.
BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 15, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours with a clear golden hued body and a retentive white head. Aromas are floral, candied citrus, orange, grapefruit, pungent, estery with a light bready quality. Flavors are a bit sweet, biscuity, grapefruit rind, orange, tangerine. Medium to lively bubbles. Smaller bodied. Finishes dry. JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 5, 2011
I had this at backwoods in long beach. It’s a clear golden pour with a floral hop flavor and good malt balance. brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 4, 2011
A: The pour is a light amber color with a finger of white head and some nice lacing.
S: Fairly heavy on the floral and citrus hops with a lot of orange peel and a decent amount of grapefruit. There is a good amount of bread, appropriate for a pale. A light grass and fruit note as well as some pine.
T: The majority of the hop flavor is floral with a bit of pine to it. Not as much citrus as I expected, unfortunately. Most of the flavor here is bready malt with a touch of caramel and toffee. There is a bit of grass and a light bitterness on the finish.
M: The body is on the light side of medium with a moderate carbonation.
O: This is a drinkable pale ale, but it doesn’t quite live up to the standard set by some of the other Beachwood beers.