Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 9, 2002
I also assume that this is the "Star of India Pale Ale". Orange color, citrusy scent. Was hoppy with a bit of citrus taste. Mild for an IPA, but good. My favorite of their beers. Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - JUL 16, 2004
Fresh hops with some fruit in the nose. Deep amber color. Well balanced. Quite drinkable. Like the other Karl Strauss beers, I had this one on a fresh tap in its San Diego home. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 5, 2009
Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Faint malty and citrus hops aroma. Crisp earthy metallic and grain taste. blutt59 (6565) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2010
Bottle, via trade with LTDan, clear hazelnut brown with soft white foam, hoppy caramel aroma with
light sweat, flavor is soft hops and caramel with some malt on the finish StefanSD (2451) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2010
12 oz bottle from Bev4less. Pours a copper color with a small white head that soon recedes to a fine ring. The aroma is soft with sweet malts and mild hops. The flavor is biter and sweet with pine resins and caramel malts working in a nice balance. The palate was just a bit light, and the carbonation was lively. Finishes short and clean. Overall: A good everyday ale.
BlackHaddock (7415) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2014
On tap at the brew outlet on Columbia St, San Diego on 18th March 2014. Came a clear reddy amber/golden colour with a full head. Hops rule the brew here, citrus and floral in both the nose and taste. Uncomplicated and refreshing, suited the alcohol level: didn’t try to knock you over with hops and booze, just a pleasant brew. wvhoran (468) - Tasmania, - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle with Dad. Pours golden orange with a foamy off-white head, a good looking APA. Some nice peach and orange, floral notes in the nose but a lot of caramel malt. Taste is medium sweet, nice peach and citrus, but again a lot of caramel malt. Quite an old bottle will try it again fresh to get the full potential.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Idiosynkrasie (7617) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 6, 2015
355ml bottle. Clear, orangey golden colour with average, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Piney and citrusy fruity, hoppy aroma, notes of grapefruit, lemon, orange zest, caramel malty background. Taste is bitter hoppy, sweaty, minimally fruity hoppy, caramel malty background with hints of almond; unbalanced at first sip, later more reconciliatory with an accumulation of citrusy lemon flavours and a cleaner caramel malty basis, minimally soapy nevertheless. danjs5 (241) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 10, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2016 Have been waiting a while for this to come in stock at local bottle shop and was not disappointed. Pours deep golden colour with a thin head. Subtle grassy lemon caramel aroma. Hoppy malt balance. Medium body. Slight bitter palate with subtle biscuit, honey and fruit tones. AndySnow (7783) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2017
Where: Monk’s American Bar, Stockholm.
Appearance: Golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Malt, citrus, caramel.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, citrus, some fruit. Bitter finish.
Comment: A bit pilsener like in the flavour.