blipp (8623) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled 001, 002, 300, and 530 side by side. All pour orange gold with a white head. Mild malty sweetness, and faint citric fruity hops. The 001 is the "cleanest" of the four, with the 002 close behind, which would is quite similar but for some mild apple-like notes. The 300 has some mild spicy notes and a hint of vanilla. 530 has mild and well integrated spicy notes.
bs476 (80) - - OCT 13, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yeast rating: WLP001 forms a nice cradle in which hops can flourish. Taste is sharp and is the prototypical pale ale. Light body with a grayish hue. The yeast makes for a fun beer.