ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 8, 2009
1st rating of this beer. Tap at Naja’s. Later raters may find this rate excessive, but I find this pretty unique for a pale ale. Nose is thick with both caramel malts and resiny hops, but also a very full dank weed character. Flavor is much the same. Still refreshing - reminded me of the severely dry-hopped Drake’s 1500. Very slight fruit and lots of love... nickd717 (4644) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle from Plumpjack Noe. Pale ale, just another beer, right? Sometimes you get a good one though. Perfect appearance, clear deep copper with lively bubbles, a lasting off-white head, and great lacing. Great balanced aroma with pine and grapefruit complementing floral notes and caramel. Dry flavor with big hops balancing out the caramel/bready base. Hoppy, fruity, floral flavor. Nice clean but resinous mouthfeel. Really excellent pale ale. Stands out within its style. brokensail (16432) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 27, 2010
A: The pour is a light amber color with a fluffy white head on top. Some streaks of lacing along the glass.
S: A really bright and fresh hop character to the nose. Plenty of floral and piney hops with a hint of citrus in there as well. Really crisp, too.
T: The flavor does not disappoint either. The pine provides a really nice bitterness to the beer without being overwhelming. A nice citrus component as well with just the slightest bit of bready malt in the background.
M: The body is medium with a moderate carbonation and a very crisp and refreshing finish. The bitterness lingers a bit on the tongue.
D: This is just a fantastic pale ale. It’s a shame that I don’t see it more often, because I would definitely order a glass. DocJitsu (1972) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Pours a beautiful clear, copper-amber color with a light caramel cake frosting colored head. Grassy hop, ashes, and a bit of lemon on the nose. Mouthfeel is lightly cottony-creamy with a bit of a hop hot warmth making up for the lack of carbonation. The flavor is unique for the style and appearance. A bit of watermelon up front, some lemon, and finishing up with a grapefruit bitterness (not taste). Garrold (5180) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle from Marketplace Alehouse and Deli, Doncaster. Clear amber. Thin, sticky, off white head. Fusty, spicy, orange hop. Sweet, biscuit malt. Taste has plenty of bitterness. Some dry. Some sweet. Oily, slightly thick palate. Finishes very bitter. Dry close. Tasty beer. Punches above its ABV.
mariuspoenari (2637) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2016
500 ml bottle from De Bierkoning. Pours a semi-opaque dark amber, with a tall, fine beige head with good retention. Smells like caramel, pine and citrus hops. The taste is bitter and refreshing, very soft mouthfeel and medium carbonation, with taste nots of caramel, pine, pineapple, sweet citrus and papaya. An excellent pale ale. arminjewell (9584) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2015
Pour on tap, clear golden pour with white head, aroma brought notes of nice pine, grass, floral hops into a bit of orange and citrus peel, some slight spice into a hint of biscuit, mild on the malt. Taste was a nice mix of orange and grapefruit, lemon peel into some spice, floral hops into some slight biscuit, finishing fairly bitter, more dry. Excellent APA. bartalone (45) - Alabama, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Oh delicious Strand Beer brewed neer house in Riviera Village of the Redondo area. It is a shame that many of the people have not great access to this very good pale ale. Speaking of pale. This remind me of one of best girl Betina in Sao Jose Dos Campos... she was brasil woman and was one of very few in her land that had very light skin like porcelain or even toilet color. She felt bad about this but i find her much love with to share. What remind me the most is when she show her buttcheeks, they were of such gloriousness that I almost have tear in eye of happiness. They were round and firm and glorious like big statue in the Rio area is glorious. She love that I love her glorious buttcheeks and felt comfort to move them on my areas where I show great love back to her for such kind offerings. One night I ask her if she would dance if i played record for her...I put on my favourite Louis Prima album and she move cheeks in way that part ocean or other miracle occur. I wish to be near her when i sip this nice beer with much flavor and vigor. Defreni (3153) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2014
Flaske: Orange meget let diset med e flot skumhoved. Behagelig duft af malt og humle. Meget frisk men også østkyst præget, minder mig om Main brewing. Lækker lille øl drukket i Yosemite. maekchu (3847) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 11, 2015
Bottle. Light hoppy nose, citrus, pine, fresh and grassy. Deep golden amber color, creamy head, and good lace. Pleasant malty initial, orange, pine, light caramel. Finishes with small citrus and gentle bitterness. Medium body. Very well-balanced stuff. Tasty, without overdoing anything.