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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dry hopped with cascade hops results a uniquely crisp citrus, dry and hoppy flavor.

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3.1
Marheb (6037) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 28, 2015
(En fût à la brasserie): Biscuit sablé mouillé, ramolli dans un jus d’agrumes. Plus sucré qu’houblonné, plus vers le miel que le caramel, finale molle sans attrait mémorable.

3.5
JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Draft at the brewpub. Clear amberish pour, sticky white head. Citrusy hops, light tropical fruit, grapefruit, and background of caramel malt and bread. Nice pale, one of the better offerings.

3.6
Blairgus (4613) - California, USA - OCT 6, 2013
6 oct 2013, tap. Orange and a bit hazy. Nose is orange juice and grapefruit rind. Med body and moderately fizzy. Grapefruit rind bitterness and finish. Some caramel malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Tap at the brewery, decent pale ale, hoppy, citrus, piney, overall pretty decent pale.

3.5
alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - FEB 19, 2009
On tap at NBBC. The best pale ale I have had in a while. Color was dark gold with an off white head. Aroma was nice with a good amount of citrus and flowers. Flavor was nicely balanced with flowers and citrus again in the finish. Nicely hopped for the style, and the dry hopping was not that pronounced. Sessionable and good.

2.9
DarkElf (3066) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 21, 2005
(Draft: Newport Beach Brewing Company in Newport Beach, CA) This is beer number 3 at this place, and this beer is better than the first two I tried. It couldn’t possibly get worse. This has a fairly light hops flavor, a bit citrusy, only mildly bitter for an IPA, but there’s so little maltiness that the hops jumps out. Mild sweetness. Lightly hoppy and mildly sweet nose. Clean, crisp palate, light to medium in body. Light golden color. Small white head fades quickly to a spotty film. Decidedly average for an IPA. Next!

3.8
JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 29, 2006
On draft at NBBC. This is a nicely done APA. It hits you with a great hoppy aroma, and backs it up with a good flavor. This was very solid.

3.6
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 11, 2009
Draft at the brewpub.
Light copper pour with a fizzy white head. Hops are very present in this beer, aroma and flavor, very nice for a pale ale. Flavor lingered on the tongue for quite a bit, overall very good and very drinkable.

3.2
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - OCT 29, 2002
Light malt at the tip turns to an impressive citric second half. Rounds out with a well balanced bitter/sweet finish.

3.3
Foxbush (2088) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Draft at the brewpub The APA poured a clear light gold color with a small off white head and lacing. The aroma was more citrus than malt. The overall taste was good but could have more hop flavor. The ale had a light body and average carbonation. In the back, hop bitterness takes hold, inducing a lasting dry swallow. This a special place with above average beer.


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