beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 25, 2002
This was a pale ale, 12oz bottle.
Medium gold color, small head. Mild malts, medium hops. Good balance of hops and malts. Nicely malty, mild flavor. Finish is smooth and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter, slight malt sweetness. riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2007
This is a nice APA. Very hoppy citrus nose. A light reddish orange appearance. It actually reminds me alot of the Stargazer IPA, maybe a tad hoppier on the flavor. Very pleasant drinkable hoppiness. Like alot of other KS beers, this one could be fine for session drinking. Ibrew2or3 (8913) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2008
On tap at La Jolla location Karl Strauss. Pours deep gold with a nearly copper core and white head. The aroma is big with a dose of pine, grassiness and hints of grapefruit hops. Smells great. The mouth feel seems thin throughout. The taste begins with fresh grapefruit juice hop flavor and bitterness followed by a mild pulse of pine hop bitterness and faint malty sweetness. The watery-ness of the beer is a bit distracting. Very enjoyable. Maybe I was expecting much less. Oscbert (1339) - Lincoln, California, USA - JUN 13, 2008
~Pours a reddish amber with diminishing white head.
~ Sour citrus hop scent with some sweetness.
~Grapefruit taste with some sweetness.
~Light feel, bitter finish.
~This is an enjoyable pale ale. A little light though. yespr (48916) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
From tap at the brewpub in Carlsbad. Pours clear and golden orange with a fully diminished white head. Peachy and mild orange fruity hops aroma, quite inviting. Dry hoppy grapefruit flavour with a mild peachy flavour following. Starts solid bitter but goes lovely fruity into the finish. Nice one.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 16, 2010
A damn fine beer, I would drink it until my liver gave way. Nothing offensive at all, just beer bliss. Would get again fo sho. Had on cask and on tap, both were really good. Aroma was killer, bright with hops. flavor was dry and drinkable and hoppy.
Naven (1001) - Poway, California, USA - JUN 22, 2011
12 oz bottle from a "summer beers" gift pack someone gave me. Surprisingly good. It’s probably cliche, but this reminded me a lot of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Quaffable, with a fair amount of spicy hops and a good caramel backbone. The kind of beer you could easily throw back 6-7 in your backyard playing horseshoes or somethin’. Only downside was I picked up a little bit of a metallic flavor that was a minor distraction. DuffMan (10762) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 17, 2012
Bottle, shared with my wife over lunch at the San Diego Zoo. I love that craft beer has become so relevent that I can buy it at a zoo cafeteria. Burnt orange colour, decent off-white head. Piney and fruity hops are backed by lightly toasty caramel malts. Nice bitterness. It was 93 degrees today, and this really hit the spot. Rosslew (320) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 1, 2012
Very strong aroma from bottle. Pours a dark orange with good head. Very much has citrus flavours associated with US pale ales.
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Tap at Steam Haus Gastropub in Corona, CA. Good lacing on a clear, sort of ugly amber. Good fruity hop nose with honeydew. Taste is clean, moderate soapy bitterness, moving to sweeter fruit juice like Sunny Delight. Clean melon fruit tastes. Clean slightly soapy body. Quite enjoyable.