Pintail Pale Ale - Karl Strauss Brewing Company
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3.74/5 rDev -1.1%
On draft at Whole Foods El Segundo.
A: Transparent copper color with white head. Good lacing.
S: Very subtle aroma, nothing unpleasant
T: Citrus an pine hops with a nice malt backbone.
M: Dry and refreshing
O: A nice dry pale ale. I prefer more hop aroma.
12-30-2013 20:01:37 | More by MarriedAtGI
4.03/5 rDev +6.6%
No love for Karl Strauss? I thought this was a very nice brew. Pours clear dark golden copper color with a fluffy white two finger head. Floral aroma, with some light citrus coming in in the big nose. Flavor is a nice sweet citrus and light bitter pine on the finish. There is a definite malty biscuit backbone on this one with some caramel sweetness. Slick mouthfeel with high carbonation and some bite lingering on the palate. Very nice beer.
11-13-2013 02:54:13 | More by BMMillsy
3.54/5 rDev -6.3%
355ml bottle purchased from Dan Murphy's in Alexandria. Yeast sediment in the bottle, which I left there.
Pleasant deep orange colour, almost copper in hue, with a very fine, pleasant pale orange-tinged beige head. Lacing is patchy, but solid and streaky where it forms. Body is quite light and fluid, but it holds some decent fine carbonation when tilted. Overall, it looks pretty good.
Pithy pine and lemon nose, hint of barley sugar, some honey and a slight ginger tone. Pleasantly fragrant when swirled, a bit of resin comes forward along with some peppery spice. It's very pleasant.
Taste is lighter and slightly sweeter than expected, although it starts out quite well. Pleasant clean, crisp entry, some leafy hop characters and a mild neutral malt character open it out. Mid palate is where things go slightly awry, with a touch of coconut and a slight buttery character coming in ever so subtly. Under this is still the main thrust of clean mild hops and base malt, but those other characters (while very faint) do detract significantly from the taste overall.
Feel is good—clean and light and crisp, but with enough body to keep it going and to balance the hops.
Overall, this is a very decent brew. It's clean and crisp for the most part and has pleasantly bright flavours which provide interest and drive. Sure, there are those minor flaws, but while they provide a slight splinter in the works, they don't really affect the overall beer, which is pretty tasty.
07-06-2013 06:35:04 | More by lacqueredmouse
3.13/5 rDev -17.2%
A - Pours a honey colour with an off white head that retains fairly well
S - Caramel, sweet candy, pineapple and grapefruit. Very promising aromas.
T - Light caramel malts, citrus including grapefruit, lemon together with slight bitterness and a little burnt orange at the finish
M - light to medium bodied with very little carbonation
O - Not a bad effort for a Pale Ale but what promised so much with its aromas but lacked a little in taste. Definately worth a try but I reckon you would have had enough after a couple.
06-26-2013 09:19:35 | More by PolarBear3
Pintail Pale Ale from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.