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 (4886) - 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 (16645) - 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 (2035) - 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 (5606) - 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 (2969) - 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.