rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2015 cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - APR 5, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
light amber color, aroma of citrus fruits, toast, flavors of citrus fruits, toast, light caramel, pine finish, dry finish
Draught at Oggi’s in Vista, California. Hay golden/orange beer with a decent offwhite head. Hoppy bready aroma, caramel, citrus notes. About the same in the flavor, rather blend and boring. blipp (9899) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Draft. Pours golden orange with a white head. Mild herbal hoppy bitterness, faint fruity notes, and a plain malty base. Just a hint of sweetness, and very low lingering hoppy notes. Fine; drinkable. toml219 (284) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Pours gold with white foam. Biscuit, caramel, with slight citrus smell. Taste is even with the smell.
jandd1983 (4680) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - NOV 3, 2014
On tap at the brewpub. It poured a clear copper color with a white head. The aroma was of citrus and pine hops. The taste was similar with caramel and citrus hops with a bitter hop finish. Nice. BobbyAnalog (334) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 19, 2014
A completely milquetoast pale ale. The adjustment of hops feels muzzled and the nose is near-absent. The appearance is hazy gold with light piping on the head. Best as a filler for a sampler; skip the pint.
bytemesis (9464) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Tap. Clear pale amber, medium white head, great lacing. Aroma is faint, but nice, citrus, , pine, mango. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, mango, orange, not harsh. Light body, decent. Brigadier (3780) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2014
On tap at brewpub
Blairgus (4615) - California, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Meh. This is a fair to middling pale ale that hints at much more. This felt like par for the course for Oggi’s. As a brewery they would be a fine place if not for so many other world class options just around the corner. Even so I have had plenty of worse beers.
Aroma / Appearance - A caramel foundation supports a thin veil and icy legs. Cream, vanilla, and low key malts contrast with fresh earthy hops. The overall profile is middling to below average.
Flavor / Palate - Creamy vanilla yogurt tickles the senses. After a few seconds it morphs into a mixture of malts and clean noble hops. The bitter finish of fresh brewed iced tea lasts for only a fleeting moment. In other parts of the country this would be normal. For southern California it sinks to the bottom of a crowded field.
18 jan 2014, tap at Oggis in Fullerton. Light gold, clear, no bubbles. Nose is pine and lemon hops. Odd body for an American pale ale. Reminds me of British cask ale, just slightly fizzier. Medium-ish body and faintly fizzy. Lemon rind and cereal malt with some bitter finish. Mediocre.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone mrhoppy (1196) - Santa Clara, California, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Good Pale Ale with a nice hop bitterness. NothiNgs goNNa blow your way but it’s good. DTM (870) - Vacaville, California, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Part of the sampler at the brewery near Disneyland. This was probably my least favorite of the bunch. The palate was all over the place and there wasn’t much hop to it. It left me with a strange aftertaste. Probably won’t try this one again.