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During my trip to California, I picked up a few beers to have in the hotel room. Although I was there for 2 weeks, I didn’t get to try much since I had the flu for half of my time there. This was the first beer I tried and they don’t have distribution to New Jersey. Let’s see how it was.


ABV: 5.5%

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “This beer is smooth with lingering tastes of honey. It is made right here in Poway from wild flowers and cloves. This is a very drinkable beer for both the novice craft beer drinker to the experienced triple IPA beer guy. We have gone through kegs of this beer already.”


The beer poured with half a finger of white head that dissipated slowly. It left some lacing on the glass, albeit not much. The body was cloudy and bright golden orange in color. There was soda-like carbonation visible. On the nose, I got huge amounts of floral honey and light citrus (ripe clementines). A cracker quality was there too, I assumed from the yeast. The taste was a bit different. I got the same floral honey note first and then orange oil, almost like a furniture cleaner. The citrus wasn’t intense, but provided a counterbalance to the honey. It had orange rind too. The sip finished with biscuit. It had a thin body with high carbonation. The finish was quick and sweet from the honey. The bomber was $6.99 ($.32 per ounce), which was quite affordable. I thought this beer was pretty good, although more than a bomber would have been too much of the orange oil note that I got. Despite that, if you see it, it’s worth a shot.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0