slowrunner77 (12159) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
our server "warned" us about the hop content of this beer...not to be fooled by it’s lighter appearance, and while it was hoppier than the regular pale, and maybe even the ipa, that’s 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 (2296) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 7, 2014
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 (13995) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2009
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
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
Nose is caramel with floral hops. Taste of bread in the finish. It pours cloudy and and truly yellow golden.
bhensonb (15355) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 12, 2008
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
On tap at Sudwerk. A very similar brew to the IPA, this one hit harder on the hops and didn’t have much body to speak of. It was very hoppy though and deserving of the genre. DTM (798) - Vacaville, California, USA - DEC 21, 2007
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 (3703) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 3, 2007
Half liter on tap at the brewpub in Davis, CA 02/03/07. THe thing I hate most about Sudwerk is that they don’t 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.