Pintail Pale Ale - Karl Strauss Brewing Company
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4.5/5 rDev +19%
Not sure if there was a reformulation to this recipe because there is no way this beer deserves anything less than a solid A. I sampled Pintail several times last night at a charity event for the San Diego History Center and was very very impressed. Ryan, the KS rep, mentioned it will be available in six-packs here in a few weeks and I definitely plan to pick some up when that become a reality.
A- Poured a clear bright golden orange with a 1/2" white head.
S- Prominent clean floral citrus aroma of grapefruit zest with some fruity notes.
T- Lots of hop flavor of grapfruit, orange, and meyer lemon. Some caramel malt contrasts nicely with the forward hoppiness.
M- Medium bodied and very very easy to drink.
D- This PA is clean, super flavorful, and incredibly easy to drink. This may very well become my go-to beer. I am seriously impressed by the new beers KS has been putting out lately.
02-21-2010 20:16:59 | More by hoptrip619
4.43/5 rDev +17.2%
This beer was copper-colored with a nice white head and great lace on the glass. It smelled like grapefruit juice mingled with a little bit of pine. Great aroma! It tasted dry - which is good - with slight notes of caramel. The beer was super hoppy without being very bitter. The mouthfeel was light to medium-bodied. This is definitely a sessionable pale ale. I could drink alot of this one.
04-30-2010 21:57:46 | More by Beerocrat69
4.4/5 rDev +16.4%
Appearance: pours with a nice golden amber hue
Smell: smells absolutely wonderful. Clearly dry-hopped, this beer runs a fine line between pale ale and ipa.
Taste: taste very similar to its smell. Again, a very hopped pale ale. Copious amounts of citrus and pine like flavors. Sits very nicely on the palate.
Drink ability: very drinkable. Moderate abv makes for a great session beer. Hop linger on the tongue makes me want more
08-17-2010 15:16:06 | More by crvcac
4.35/5 rDev +15.1%
Appearance: My bottle of Pintail Pale Ale poured a rich golden amber color. Decent head. Had a really clean look.
Smell: A pleasant aroma, hints of citrus (maybe grapefruit?)
Taste: Wow - this ale delivers big on the citrus with the first sip. Pretty cool. I think my favorite thing about the Pintail is the malts I get mid-sip. Creates a nice balance with the vibrant hops.
Mouthfeel: My bottle had a fairly ale-standard medium body. Nothing crazy.
Drinkability: This is a smooth pale ale with an interesting hoppiness. I'd totally recommend this. Can't wait for a hot San Diego day to enjoy a couple more.
05-02-2010 04:00:13 | More by jjh19
4.33/5 rDev +14.6%
A - Pretty burnt orange, nice near white head, leaves to ring fast. Plenty cling lace.
S - Almost solid malt center nose. Bitter circling main focus.
T - Nice sweet malt controlled very well by the hops. This is great for a pale ale. Within style, but so much flavor.
M - Medium body, creamy and carbed, finished clean after sweet and bitter blend.
D - Not overpowering, not high abv. It's a keeper.
10-08-2010 20:41:44 | More by srandycarter
4.28/5 rDev +13.2%
Tough to completely review due to it being served in a plastic cup at Disney California adventure. Despite this, this is a solid pale ale with citrusy taste. Low alcohol level makes this very drinkable. For the Midwest people, this is much like founders all day ipa. A very good offering from Karl Strauss.
02-03-2014 20:25:10 | More by tomgetz
4.21/5 rDev +11.4%
I've started to see more of the Karl Strauss beers pop up around the place. It looks like Sierra Nevada may not be the only american beer to be widely available in Oz. Bring it on I say - Im yet to have a really terrible craft American beer. Poured from a 330ml bottle.
a - Looks how it should - hazy dark orange/brown, pours a 3cm off - white head, that lingers to a 5mm thick lacing.
s - big kick of hoppy floral odours, slight whiff of malt and spicy citrus
t - a citrus tang (blood orange/grapefruit) tang at the very beginning, before the hoppy bitterness comes in, mixed in with some faint roasted malt, with caramel and honey overlapping at the rear
m - moderate to high carbonation (for an APA), light to moderate body with slightly creamy texture
O - slightly more bitter than the average pale ale or APA, this is nevertheless an enjoyable beer, with enough bitterness to enjoy the flavour, but not too much so it isn't sessionable. Definitely work a try if you want an alternative to Little Creatures or Sierra Nevada PA's.
04-24-2014 09:03:46 | More by chogm54
Pintail Pale Ale from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.