SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 10, 2006
On draft at Carlsbad Pizza Port. 6.1% ABV. copper color. nice roasty hop aroma. great hoppy flavor! a hop head delight. Big middle flavor that fades to a pleasant end. jimrockford (63) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 9, 2006
Aroma: Very hoppy citrus and slight spice
Appearance: Perfectly clear and nice head
Flavor: Great bitterness and perfect malt balance for an APA
Palate: great rich mouthfeel
Overall: Perfect example of an APA can’t get much better BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 15, 2006
Hazy amber body with a medium white head. Very hoppy aroma with some citrus. Flavour is malty with some mineral notes and pine tree presence. Very dry throughout.
anaheim1983 (140) - Anaheim, California, USA - APR 21, 2006
Very very hoppy pale nose and flavor very very bitter. NICE THOUGH???? I liked it but it did not seem to be a Sierra or any other malt balance pale...not that it claims to be nor do I think they want it to be. It could be its own style San Diego Pale??? Try it you’ll like it. BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 4, 2006
Draught at Pizza Port Carlsbad
sandygoonie (48) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2006
Pellucid amber color with no head or lacing. Nose is ripe and sweet with melon, oranges, kiwi that’s all an impersonation of the hop nose. The flavor is very citric like the ESB and comes across and delicious grapefruit juice. Earthy dry finish and a pleasant finish. This is nice. Perhaps a bit too dry-hopped comparted to the sweetness, but I like it as a pale ale. San Diego Pale Ale, ha.
Beuatiful new penny color and exceptionally clear for a small brewpub. Sweet, grapefruity, hoppy flavor and a big bitternes when tasted. Very plain on the malt. When your done drinking it your done no aftertastes with exception of light hop bitterness chargerfanjess (129) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 21, 2006
Copper gold color low head very very hoppy aroma hoppy flavor with nice malty balance. I would say its closer to an IPA. Very very good beer. Perfect for San Diego DarkElf (3062) - La Jolla, California, USA - FEB 19, 2006
(Draft: Pizza Port in Carlsbad, CA) Small, off-white head, perhaps a quarter-inch tall, is creamy with an uneven top. Amber body is somewhat hazy. Big, citrus and grapefruit aroma initially, but within a few minutes, it has dissipated, leaving a tea-like nose for the duration of the session. Likewise, with the first few sips, there is a lightly sweet, grapefruity, hoppy flavor initially with a moderate bitterness in the finish that sits on the palate long after all other flavors have faded. However, once the beer sits awhile, the hops has an unsweatened tea flavor and bitterness. The malt is always just a base, never really producing more than a background flavor. Medium bodied, dry, clean and crisp on the palate, solid carbonation. The head settles to a ring, leaving random patterns of lace on the top half of the glass. If this beer were a bit sweeter to offset the bitter tea, I’d like it more. But as it is, this is only mildly enjoyable for my taste. omhper (25134) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2006
Draught at O’Brien’s, San Diego. Clear dark amber, small head.Roasty malt aroma. Dryish with clean mouthfeel. Some grapefruity hops covered in dust. Bitter, salty finish. A somewhat harsh pale ale. papajohn (1250) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - NOV 13, 2005
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Chill haze golden amber color with a small (bar pour) white head. Aroma is sweet with citrus. Flavor is lightly sweet malt with a little grapefruit bitterness and a light dry citrus finish. Medium body with light carbonation. Goes well with Pizza Lahaina.