wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2004
12 oz bottle, shaker glass, 50°F. Tall, frothy, white head seems to be well lasting and rests on an amber-orange body with a slight yeast haze. Toasted light bread, grain malt (L); orangey hops (M); oak notes. Okay, so "orangey" doesn't completely describe the hop profile, but it is nice. Lightly sweet, lightly bitter flavor becomes a moderately bitter finish. Lingering orange rind taste in the finish. Medium body, watery (sort of creamy) texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: needs a heftier malt bill so the oak flavors can really take hold and to keep the hops in check. Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 24, 2003
This pale ale pours with a clear amber gold body topped by a medium thick head with minimul lacing. The aroma is bitter and piney from the hops with a slight citrus note and an underlying sweetness from the malt. The flavor is slightly sweet and citrusy at first but then the piney bitterness of the hops take over. A slight maltiness lingers in the background. Medium bodied, relatively smooth and dry with a slight tingle from the carbonation. Gusler (2652) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 2, 2003
The beers as it pours from the bottle it presents an unambiguous copper color the head modest in size and the color a beauteous light tan color, it vanishes quite quickly leaving a fair sheet of lace. A sturdy hop aroma upfront and a candy like sweetness, fresh, crisp and pleasing to the senses this nose, start is overly sweet, the top thin to medium in feel to the palate. Finish is leniently acidic, the hops perky in their spicy bite, dry and long lasting aftertaste. A nice session beer me thinks, but does seem a bit to sweet, but nothing I can't live with. SDbruboy (1863) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 24, 2003
Bottle, pours clear amber with a nice white head that lasted well. Aroma has a distinct hoppiness with caramel malts as well. Flavor is sweet up front with a lovely lingering hoppiness to finish. Light to medium body with mild carbonation. Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2003
Been wanting to try his beers for awhile. I was lucky to see it on tap at the Santa Barbara aiport. Having my doubts, being the recent publicity. I was quite suprised. Goldish yellow hue. Sweet malt hoppy aroma. Flavor of floral hops lingers on the tongue. A semi-dry finish ends this nicely made beer. Well done.
JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 24, 2003
Appearance: This brew is a crystal clear golden colored ale with a tightly bubbled white head. fgfats (10) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2003
Mouthfeel: The beer hits the tongue softly. The hops, mildly citrusy, kick in late. This goes down smoothly
Flavor. This is a session beer. Some hops, some malt, but nothing overpowering. Well done
I like the hoppiness. Visited the brewery while on vacation and loved the beer and decided to buy some to bring back. A very good beer if you like a hoppier pale ale. loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JUL 16, 2003
Nice golden orange color with a rocky tan head. The aroma had some nice citrusy hops tones, but also some ice tea, flowery hops, and caramel. The flavor was nice and malty sweet, hoppy bitterness, caramel, strong ice tea. Refreshing feel...bubbly, not too heavy. Pretty good APA. lstorie3 (23) - Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA - JUN 1, 2003
good solid American Pale Ale. Very hoppy with scant malt balance like many American Pale Ales. Overall, a very nice beer and well worth the moderate price. those not accostomed to a pronounced hop bite will not like this but hopheads should like it just fine. Suttree (6521) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 27, 2003
Golden with a white head. Flowery, mild hops, Slightly watery palate, but that it is not a detriment. A little smoky on the finish. This is a good "drink a lot of this" beer.