RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   ABV: -
West Coast style pale ale. Made from pale and crystal malts, and a generous amount of Cascade hops. Spiritual enlightenment by the pint.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MayorQuimby (100) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - AUG 14, 2005
On Tap at The Brewhouse. Pours a transparent golden amber color, thin white head that dissipated fairly quickly. Aroma is all hops, gently floral and a hint of pine. Nicely bitter flavor, there is some sweetness from the malts but the hops (definitely cascades) more than make up for it. A little sticky in the mouth. Enjoyed drinking this one.

wetherel (1899) - Cupertino, California, USA - APR 13, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Light amber color. Mild aroma. No bitterness. Medium body. Not much flavor. Low carbonation. Meh.

Marheb (6334) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2015
(En fût à la brasserie): Caramel franc mais sec, touche d’érable boisée qui préparent l’arrivée des agrumes. L’eau de base semble dure, buvabilité incorrigible.

danielecamo (839) - ITALY - NOV 1, 2013
Alla spina al brewpub di Santa Barbara. Birra piacevole ma non certo indimenticabile...aromi fruttati non molto puliti...

DedicatedToFun (4003) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Aroma is straight c-hop, lots of citrus and pine. On tap at Brewhouse in SB. Overall okay pale.

brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 14, 2012
The pour is a clear orange pour with a white head. A sweet malt aroma of bread and biscuit. Some mild citrus, floral, and grassy hops. A hint of peach on the finish. The flavor is quite sweet for an American pale. Mostly bread and biscuit malt with some soft floral hop flavors and a bit of orange peel. Light grass notes and very mild bitterness.

anders37 (27588) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2012
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy finish.

tomciccateri (1035) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAR 3, 2012
On draught at brewpub. No head, dense dark amber cllor. Medijm body. Solid hop flavor and d bitterness matched to malty flavor. Reasonable pale ale.

yespr (48916) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2010
From tap at the brewpub. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is roasted caramelish malty. Light fruity. Roasted caramelish and mild butterish. Smooth malty flavoured into a medium dry finish.

BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 15, 2008
On tap at the brewpub (listed at 4,9% for this batch). Pours with a large, white head that leaves great lacing and lasts a long time. Weak aroma. Taste is watery, a bit astringent, bitter and maybe a bit nutty. Fizzy.

SamGamgee (2585) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - APR 18, 2008
UPDATED: APR 21, 2009 Draught at the brewpub, 5.3%abv. Gold color with a medium head. Nice, hoppy aroma, not to far from their IPA. Similar hoppiness in the flavor, without much malt complexity; quite herbal and piney, but more drinkable because it doesn’t have as much bitterness and rough herbal hops as the IPA. Medium and smooth. Pretty nice pale ale. Rerate: Had to bump this a couple points because it really has a great balance for a west-coast pale ale. Light toasty malt and a nice citrus and spice hop bite that balances well. If only their IPA could have this kind of balance but ramp everything up a couple of notches.

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