trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Pours a nice deep orange, with a dense head. Bittersweet, with great northwest hops countering lots of caramel malts. Dry finish, full mouthfeel... there’s nothing at all outstanding here, but this is an instant classic. Good stuff all around. KUEric (979) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 4, 2009
A nw beer here, hops galore and good times all around. Some sweetness up front with bitter on the tounge in the aftertaste like a beer should be. LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2009
Draft, Pours clear amber in color with white head. Aroma sweet malt and floral hops. Taste sweet malt and citrus hops with bitter finish. scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2009
Nearly completely clear bright gold, tall very creamy head, full lacing. Lively fruity esters over crystal malt. Dry crackermeal and a light floral hop kick in the finish. Dry throughout in fact. The spicy hops build in intensity as I drink it. hayduke (5731) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 15, 2009
Color is gold with a lot of haze, white head, and good lacing. Nose of caramel malts and floral hops. Medium mouthfeel but very smooth. Flavor is strongly dominated by hops which are citrus this time. Finish is dry and lightly bitter. A very good and highly drinkable APA.
alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - APR 5, 2009
On tap at Tap House Grill. Color was a dull, slightly hazy gold. Aroma of fruits, apples, bread with a hint of flowers. Flavor was nice and drkinable. Bready, apple, with flowers in the finish. Pretty dry overally. Solid. Headbanger (4022) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2009 22oz bottle 3/6/09 (Tukwila Trading Company)-Pours a hazy yellowish/golden with a nice tight white head. It emits an aroma of hops and malt. The taste begins with hops and malt then it gets followed by the same along with some dryness. This medium bodied brew is very well balanced and quite tasty. jigglyjock (165) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2009
Good, balanced pale ale with a great looking dark orange body, malty, hoppy aroma, and thick mouthfeel. Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 5, 2009
Pours a bright golden hue with a yellowish small head and a ton and a half of sediment. For some reason I get way more sediment from SF than I do from any other brewery, not sure why. Moderate caramel and grapefruit flavor with a little bit more oomph to the aroma than the flavor but the same characteristics. An okay brew, but nothing I really ever need to drink again. Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2008
9/26/08 From the bottle. Aroma is caramel sweetness forward with a strongly bitter hop background. Appearance is clear yellow gold with a well maintained white head. Flavor is tangy citrus forward, followed by sweetness, but not well balanced. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a low carb texture and starchy background. Overall, just a little tough to drink. While not a huge flaw in general, the starchy note really affects this brew.