BrewBoxer (1543) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Pale yellow color’ hoppy but no where near an IPA. Pretty decent but nothing special. Ok to session
Leighton (8605) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home in London. Pours clear golden, rich, with a foamy white head. Some aged malts in the aroma, light ripe fruits. Medium sweet flavor, lightly aged malts, some ripe fruits, baked beans, light straw. Medium bodied with fine, smooth carbonation. Sweet finish, still some more lightly aged malts, light honey, light caramel, some hay. Good stuff.
bierkoning (9554) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Tbone, thanks! Orange color. Grapefruit, melon, lemon and toffee in both aroma and flavor. Medium bodied, hint of perfume. Sweetsih. Oily bitter aftertaste with ripe tropical fruit.
Kavu (1813) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear amber with a low head. Aroma is malts, hops and some alcohol. Flavor is malts, caramel, alcohol and hops. Pretty good.
gnoff (7030) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle at Lökeberg conference hotel, on October 13, 2011
Clear amber to copper color, white head. Fruity, citrus and alcohol scent. Hoppy and alcohol taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
Rather nice, bit I feel the alcohol take over too much.
finol (1870) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at The Spitfire.
Pours brown golden with a big yellowish head.
Fresh hoppy aroma.
Sweet UK tasting malt, resin and some floral hops.
WilleLW (154) - Lund, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden, cloudy colour. Some smell of citrus and hops. Taste of citrus, malt and hops. Middle carbonated. Got bitterness from the hops that is noticed most in the after-taste, but that is throughgoing.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2011 Bottle. Pale gold. I found the aroma to be very subdued and I didn’t expect much from itwhich is why I was so surprised by the powerful hop hit on the first sip. I was almost as surprised again when it didn’t really lead to much bitterness in the finish. So this a very strange APA in that it doesn’t smell like an APA but tastes very much like one at first but lacks bitterness. Still though a very refreshing and tasty APA from a surprising source.
Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from the Adnams Cellar & Kitchen shop in Norwich, drunk 26th Dec 2010. Bright orange with a diminishing white head. Dry hoppy nose and good bitterness in the mouth. Strong apricot and citrus flavours but soft and spicy on the palate rather than sticky. Doesn’t feel like nearly 7%. A decent take on the APA style.
mkel07 (2514) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle. Strong spiced fruit aromas are inviting. Orange colour with a sprinkling of bubbles. Strong flavour that delivers an alcohol kick.