Pintail Pale Ale - Karl Strauss Brewing Company
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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
4.4/5 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
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
4.5/5 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
3.35/5 rDev -11.4%
Calling this American Pale Ale "average" does no justice to the wonderful amalgam of caramel maltiness, light and balanced bitterness, an inviting grassy-citrus hop aroma, and a nicely-carbonated feel.
Karl Strauss' Pintail Pale Ale just works -- it goes down smoothly, leaves a pleasant aftertaste, and is the perfect accompaniment to a nice summer day.
05-27-2010 10:57:42 | More by itfitz
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
3.5/5 rDev -7.4%
Probably one of the best pale ales that i have had. Tastes very fresh. Nice hop and malt aroma. Slight fruitiness. Overall a very good beer.
This is a beer you can session all year round but probably fits best around summertime. I like to drink this beer whenever i am cleaning my backyard or when i get back from a long day of surfing. If you can get this beer you need try and you will be glad you did. Cheers.
10-16-2012 00:24:55 | More by Gstarkey
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
Pintail Pale Ale from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.