Pintail Pale Ale - Karl Strauss Brewing Company
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4.43/5 rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
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.
Serving type: bottle
04-30-2010 21:57:46 | More by Beerocrat69
4.5/5 rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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.
Serving type: on-tap
02-21-2010 20:16:59 | More by hoptrip619
3.33/5 rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Poured a clear gold with a bubbly white head. Thin lacing. Metallic malt-and-grassy hops combo typical of the style; nothing outstanding. Carbonated mouthfeel, dry finish. Crystal malt bite with slightly piney hops. Smooth, and refreshing, but not a lot of substance.
Serving type: on-tap
06-06-2009 00:44:53 | More by magictrokini
3/5 rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
on cask @ Churchill's in San Marcos, CA
A- pours a cloudy, unfiltered straw color, with a silky two finger white head and lace, great retent on both
S- fresh citrus and bready
T- dry toasted malts, bready, citrus, leafy, burnt cardboard flavor in background
M- silky, smooth, dry and somewhat sticky after
D- burnt flavor can be harsh and a brew from cask is a love or hate situation, but not to shabby, probably be better off on tap
Serving type: cask
10-01-2007 02:08:38 | More by tonistruth
Pintail Pale Ale from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.