slowrunner77 (11258) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
our server "warned" us about the hop content of this beer...not to be fooled by itís lighter appearance, and while it was hoppier than the regular pale, and maybe even the ipa, thatís not really saying much. decent balance, though, and it ended up being one of just a couple beers that were slightly above average. clean and crisp, with a hint of bitterness up front and in the finish."
Zymurgeist2 (2081) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At the brewery. An enjoyable beer while sitting outside. Overt lemon, tropical and grapefruit hops. Pours slightly hazy orange with full, pillowy white head. Taste is massive grapefruit. Crisp, semi-dry finish with low bitterness.
Lubiere (13383) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A light golden ale with a thick white head. A lightly hopped aroma, restrained and British. In mouth, a rather light pale ale with smooth British hops and resinous hops. Not bad. On tap at brewpub, August 27 2009.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - AUG 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery, going by "Extra Pale Ale". My server said that it was like their pale ale, but hoppier because its an "extra pale ale". Ok. Well, it was darker in color than the pale, coming in at a dark gold, and the aroma had more dank hops. There was also a sweet malty smell, and this mixed to form a weird muddled mix in the nose. The flavor was maltier, with more hop flavor and less apparent hop bitterness. More balanced to put it plainly. Could be a lighter IPA. I found this one pleasant.
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - JUL 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nose is caramel with floral hops. Taste of bread in the finish. It pours cloudy and and truly yellow golden.
bhensonb (14737) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one fooled me when I ordered. I thought it would be xtra pale, i.e. weak. Wrong. Nice floral, grapefruit and pine aromas. Orangey gold color with a creamy white head. Medium body with smooth carbonation. Flavor is grapefruity/floral hop with not a lot of malt. It tastes great and finished bitter. With a slight bite.
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - DEC 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Sudwerk. A very similar brew to the IPA, this one hit harder on the hops and didnít have much body to speak of. It was very hoppy though and deserving of the genre.
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - DEC 21, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap, part of the 10 beer sampler. Very hoppy beer that ended with a dry bittnerness. Poured a pale yellow with minimal head,
DYCSoccer17 (3674) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 3, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half liter on tap at the brewpub in Davis, CA 02/03/07. THe thing I hate most about Sudwerk is that they donít list their ABVs or any sort of blurb explaining the beer. I personally feel as though this is an IIPA. Intense, piney, grapefruity, PNW hoppness present in the nose. Extremely aromatic and quaffable with a light sweet malty aroma. Very nice, although somewhat one-dimensional aroma. Moderately hazy orange-colored body with a medium frothy whitish head and light lacing. Very hoppy, resiny and grapefruity pine hop flavors hit you right away. There is a miniscule faint malt sweetness in the middle, which is then whisked away by the very bitter, resiny hoppiness to finish. The finish is dry with some grapefruitiness. A bit harsh and unbalanced. This beer makes me feel like I am at one of the many brewpubs in Portland, OR or Seattle, WA.