yespr (49162) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2009
From tap at the brewpub in Solana Beach. Pours clear and golden orange with a small, creamy and dense white head. Hoppy and fruity aroma. Flavour is crisp apple and grapefruity. Light malt base. Dry and bitter flavoured finish. Nice and smooth. Ungstrup (39081) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2009
Draft at Solana Beach. A hazy dark golden beer with a lazing orangey head. The aroma is lovely hoppy - citrusy - grapefruit, lime peel as well as malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of hops lending it lovely notes of grapefruit and grass, leading to a very bitter finish. Nice. Papsoe (25054) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2009
On tap. Almost clear amber golden with a creamy off-white head leaving a broad curtain of lacework. Fresh aroma of pine and peach. Medium body with sweetish caramel and fruit, before the aroma hops leave a massive bitterness. Delicious. 080709 brokensail (16696) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Pours an orange color with a white head. Nose is citrusy, mostly orange, with some floral, grass, and marijuana aroma. A bit of bready malt sweetness, too. There is a sweet malt character to it, mostly bread and toast. Floral and citrusy hops without the same weed note that was there on the nose. Only a light bitterness on the finish. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 7, 2003
(cask): Cloudy amber body with minimal head. Aroma is grapefruit, medium sweet, some fruity (melon). Taste is mild sweet, grapefruit/pine bitter, light fruity. Finish is fairly bitter grapefruit. Medium/full body, some stickiness, minimal carbonation.
bu11zeye (13288) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2012
(Draught) Pours a clear orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of grass, citrus, caramel, and pine. Flavor of orange, grass, pine, and caramel with a dry bitter finish. GT (10001) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 21, 2014
> Atypical malt forward, pine heavy east coast IPABMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 29, 2012
[ Growler ][ 32oz ][ PP Solana ][ $10 fill ][ Glazen Toren Tulip ][ 7.19.14 ]
>> Clear deep orange pour. Huge rocky foam, huge retention, huge lace. Nose is pine, resin, flashes of buttery biscuit and vanilla. Taste is raw grain, not sweet at all, dry, rustic. Abv is restrained. More pine forward, more East coast IPA.
>!< not bad, but why even bother with this
On tap at the source. Pours with a clear full golden hued body with a retentive white head. Aromas are floral, citrus, tangerine, sticky resin, low malt. Flavors are of tangerine, hoppy, floral, citrus, medium-high hop intensity, bright, grapefruit. Good pale. Medium malt, dry, low alcohol perception, moderate to fuller carbonation, lower bodied. Good. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2010
A Sim rate (tap at 4:20): Sweet, hoppy aroma of peach, citric fruit & woody goodness. Appearance is a reddish amber with a great head that just lasts. Flavour is delicate and refreshing. Citric again, with a hoppiness that kicks your ass in its bitter finish. Sharp but delicate all at once. Good beer. ClarkVV (7050) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 18, 2007
Draught samples at ABF on 6/16/07
Very soft, lightly hazed pale-lemon colored beer with gold tints and a large, white head that is retained well and laces strongly.
Very crisp and dry are the hops, focusing on citrus mainly, but not your typical, boring candied orange and grapefruit cascade medley. Rather, it has bits of juicy tangerine aroma, with a very strong lemon zest note. Almost reminded me of concentrated lemon juice. Probably some amarillo in it, mixing with the cascade or whatever C-hop they used. It’s done well, and the dryness dosent have to fight through much sweetness, nor any medium malts. A true San Diego Pale Ale in every sense. Bitterness brings some zip to the finish as well, and there were no flaws/alcohol detected. Medium-high strength of aroma.
Soft pale malts are dextrinous and give a medium body, while bitter, lemon and grapefruit rind hoppiness slowly spreads out on the palate. A strong juiciness is present, giving more flavor than bitterness, eventually, as well as plentiful lemon-lime suggestions and typical, though not overdone, orange. Nothing heavily resinous here, nor was it overdone in bitterness. Not overly complex in malt, with mostly pale malt sugars providing light honey-vanilla and a bit of cake-icing-like sweetness. Quite dry overall, and very drinkable, with ample carbonation that helps accentuate the more delicate citric qualities of the hops. No flaws.