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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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3.6
Rex_Remes (262) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - OCT 1, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2015 Nice nose and good looking pour. Good hoppiness, grapefruit, some fruity sweetness on the front. Not overly bitter. Crisp. Smooth on the palate. Extremely drinkable pale ale. Not over the top hoppiness or bitterness like IPAs, which allows a more well-rounded enjoyment experience. Would drink this again and again.

3.6
beer-yum (1885) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 21, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2017 Citrus aroma in an amber pour. A delightful drink that ticks all the Pale Ale boxes with a perfectly balanced body and a laid back, but sustained, bitter finish.

3.6
Wittales (884) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Appearance was orangish gold with creamy lasting white 2 finger head, rings of lacing. Aromas are soft citrus, earthery hops then caramel sweet malts, no alcohol. Taste are grapefruit, lemon, soft earthery spicy hops upfront. Then soft sweet malt middle supports the smooth citrusy, light spice and wood smooth backend. Palate was smooth creamy CO2 with medium body, then a balanced lasting slightly drying finish. Overall an solid APA, smooth pale.

3.6
alang51 (98) - Essendon West, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2016
Pine hop flavours, finishing with some grapefruit and mild bitterness. You stay classy, San Diego.

3.6
BuckeyeBoy (8459) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 11, 2016
On tap at Disneyland pours out a golden topped with a white head. Nose is earthy pine hops a little floral notes and some caramel malt sweetness. Taste is more of the nice hops pine floral hops caramel sweet bread.

3.6
djd07 (15543) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear orange gold with small white head that lasts. The aroma is citrus, grapefruit and tangerine. Thin body, grapefruit, tangerine, light bitterness, crisp, very good.

3.5
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - JAN 6, 2003
On Tap at Karl Strauss restaurant in Carlsbad, named 'Star of India Pale Ale' so this may not be correct. Nice color , not much head as delivered, mild nose. Was initially a bit bitter but got better as the glass warmed a bit. A good solid drinkable IPA worth ordering (food is real good there too).

3.5
kwoeltje (2234) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - OCT 14, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2012 medium copper with almost no head. Floral hops aroma with spicy hop flavor balanced by the malt. A solid pale ale (re-rate / cask at San Diego downtown location) fluffy head. Nice hops aroma. Great cask mouthfeel.

3.5
mar (5439) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2010
bottle thanks to blutt59. poured amber with a cream head. nose is big bitter hops, grapefruits,and esters. smooth on the palate, flavor is smooth piney hops, and a clean finish.

3.5
itfitz (10) - California, USA - MAY 27, 2010
Calling this American Pale Ale "average" does no justice to the wonderful amalgam of caramel maltiness, light and balanced bitterness, an inviting grassy-citrus hop aroma, and a nicely-carbonated feel. Karl Strauss’ Pintail Pale Ale just works -- it goes down smoothly, leaves a pleasant aftertaste, and is the perfect accompaniment to a nice summer day.


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