GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Tap at PPC. Chill haze golden with moderate lacing. Nose is mellow, small pineapple. Fresh cantaloupe. Sweet mango. Small vanilla and sea salt. Very nice. Taste is tangy and moderately bitter with a major quenching character. Mango juice. Easy to drink. A tad powdery and dry. But delicious. No sugar, no nuttiness, no astringency. Great stuff. Will not hold up for long bottle like blind pig.
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Bottle. Clear, light golden with big, fluffy off-white head. Aroma of blackberries, tropical fruity hops, grass, tangerine, cereal and light citrus. Very nice. Taste is dry and medium bitter with nice biscuity maltiness and simcoe hops. Very refreshing. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Well balanced and drinkable. dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Very light and very refreshing. Pours light, super thin. Aroma is light, floral, aromatic hops, with some pine and bitterness. Palate is pine, slight citrus, super duper thin, and it’s gone. It’s very light and refreshing. Not amazing palate, but very nice. Bevbro (27) - Jamul, California, USA - JUL 15, 2012
This has Russian river written all over it. Soon as you open the bottle you get a whiff of thenrussian river hops and awesomeness. Pours a light orange yellow color. Taste A few hops. Pretty light beer overall. Awesome pale ale User134089 (1644) - - JUL 15, 2012
Churchill Pub in San Marcos, Calif., on July 14, 2012. Draft into pint glass. Honey pale color. Two fingers of head once I got it. Gray and tan lacing with good retention. Even on the sides and foamy.
Smelled a sharp whiff of grapefruit right away. Slight pine and lemon as well. Very bitter.
Sharp bitter taste right away. Grapefruit citrus hops dominated as expected after the smell.
Medium-to-light body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Bitter abrupt finish.
A pretty good beer overall, but I was a bit disappointed overall. That being said, I’d still give it another go.
ChazMania (669) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Bottle from Whole Foods Pasadena; the aroma on this is insane and instantly recognizable as a Russian River ale. Clear and bright orange color. Taste is so fruity and good, really enjoyable fresh pale ale. Loved it. NachlamSie (3572) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Pint at Urge. Pours a cloudy orange. The aroma is a blast of pure, wet hops. There are layers of grapefruit, lemon zest, pineapple and dankness. This is light bodied for as hoppy as it is. There isn’t a real stickiness or heaviness, just a solid, huge wash of hops on the palate. More herbs and pineapple in the flavor. Very sessionable with its lighter mouthfeel and brilliant hop presence. I could drink a lot of these. Mikkylar (96) - Placentia, California, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear gold with light head. Aroma is melon, pine and funk. Flavor is citrus and pine. Fairly light in body with medium carbonation. Just slightly bitter. Clean crisp finish. deyholla (12307) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle thanks to my Summer Secret Santa! Pours a clear gold with a near white head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has a decent amount of pine with a hint of onion with a grain backbone. Flavor has strong pine hops with notes of grass and onion backed by a nice light grain note. pantanap (3367) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2012
500ml bottle. thanks to baker. bottled date of 06262012. pre-race beverage carbload... pours a slightly hazy, mostly transparent pale slightly darker than cider hue and topped with a medium soapy white head that gently recedes, leaving a frothy film around the edges... the aroma consists of a medium citrus focus adjoined by notes of grass. pale biscuity malts provide a backbone but the hops play the dominant role. a light perceived sense of bitterness offered by the grassy tones also take play... flavors are more of the same with crisp citrus overtones again meshing with an almost equal degree of grassiness. clean crackery biscuity malt provides support. the finish leaves a light bitter sensation on the palate that prolongs and extends after consumed. light to medium bodied, more so the former, with crisp semi-lively carbonation. would gladly have again.