aspidites (1271) - manteca, California, USA - FEB 4, 2006
Uncharacteristically malty for a RR brew. Blood oranges in the nose with big caramel malt notes, Bready and floral makes for a very unique take on the classic pale ale. Hops are very clean and well balanced with a distinct Simcoe character. Well conditioned well balanced and very dry brew. motelpogo (8031) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 17, 2004
on tap at toronado. not particulalry distinctive but it´s hard not to like these seriously cascadey beers, lots of grapefruit and pine, pleasant firmness in the mouth JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 24, 2004
This is a very nice APA. I had it on draft at Hollingshead Deli. Nice copper color with a citrus/pine nose. It starts out hoppy but finishes clean and refreshing. The hop profile of this APA seems different than others I’ve had. Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - JUN 19, 2004
Big Juniper and dark resiny pine in the nose. Medium dark amber body wit ha fine white head. Malty carmel blends well with piney citrus hoppyness with touches of melon, fresh hop and fresh biscuts. Finnishes with a lot of hop charactor. herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - MAY 28, 2004
On tap @ Hollingshead Deli. Nice rich copper colored brew with a tempting citrusy nose. Very interesting drinking this one as you get a very hoppy citrus bitterness at the front. Malty, biscuity notes in the middle finished with an herbal bite at the end. Very enjoyable brew!
duff (5486) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2004
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, San Fransisco. When i had this beer i wasn’t sure i liked the style, but i’m seriously getting used to it, this was pretty tasty. Classic lychee, pine, grapefruit, really balanced and soft. Great beer from a pretty handy bunch of brewers.
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2004 On tap at O’Briens, San Diego. Absolutely delicious and drinkable beer. Marmalade colour, little head, but big lacing. Fresh, grassy aroma. Absolutely delicious and drinkable beer. Hop encrusted, but fruity and juicy beer, which is satisfying and refreshing. Light in the mouth, with a full, slightly soured finish which tingles slightly. Great stuff indeed. DaSilky1 (2608) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 12, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2005 orange-raped amber, thick tightly woven head...fresh, hoppy aroma with notes of mandarine orange...Hoppy, orange-pine flavors..almost harshly bitter with a mandarine orange aftertaste and subtle hints of doughy malts...Decent hoppy pale ale, similiar to Stone Pale Ale, but more bitter. unclebleen (620) - California, USA - MAY 8, 2004
Pours a nice amber color with a beautiful off-white head that laces the glass very well. Aroma is very mild, not quite what I expected from an American "Strong" Ale, but still pleasant. Nice malt/hop balance exists. Flavor is almost exactly like Sierra Nevada’s Harvest Ale. Nice hop bitterness meshed well with a sweet malty balance. Good body that holds its own in the mouth. A good beer. Sickboy282 (1116) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 7, 2004
A very tasty brew that tastes like oranges and grapefruit. Slightly bitter with a mild hoppness.