CloakedDagger (1977) - - OCT 12, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 50 cl. Hazy golden with a lacing, white head. Nose has some deep fruit and a little caramel. Medium body, very fruity, somewhat spicy with a solid, late bitterness. Not bad but I much preferred the one simply called Pale Ale. 121016
imdownthepub (13396) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned at Cheltenham Beer Festival í16. Amber with white head. Quite a fruity, flowery, peachy beer this one, sweeter than expected, light caramel. Itís okay.
Madsen1635 (660) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy orange pour with dense white head. Aroma has lots of tropical fruit and pineapple. Taste has instant bitterness and this is dominating all the way to the end. Medium carbonation
Garrold (4358) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. M&S. Hazy, light amber. Thin, dense, sticky, lasting, white head. Looks good. Nose has fruity, tinned strawberry hop. Ginger biscuit malts. Some lemon tang. Taste is light, pithy bitter. Soft, biscuit sweetness. Smooth, hop oily mouthfeel. Long, light, pithy bitter finish. Good stuff.
Rasmus40 (17823) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 13, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Alesbymail. Clear dark golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - citrus. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 130416
TBone (16197) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 10, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 500ml (AbM, BB 11/2016, bottled 170915)
Clear amber color, small white head. Overriped pineapple, rye and resin aroma. Light to medium-bodied. Tropical fruits - pineapple, kiwi, peach. Also some resin and citrus. Same time a bit harsh, ryeish flavor. Restless overall. Not so fresh anymore, but has potential when fresh.
GoufCustom (1654) - HONG KONG - MAR 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle bought at Great Food Hall in Pacific Place, Admiralty.
Looks: Translucent straw golden honey colour; Three-quarter finger head with crumpety white foam which lasts for 2 minutes; Excellent sticky lacing and fizzy slow carbonation.
Aroma: Fragrant Ale malt, with strong honey, strong floral, grapefruit, light orange, berries, light caramel, sugar, strong resin, lemon and grass.
Taste: Medium sweet Ale malt, with grapefruits, light orange, floral, caramel, toffee, strong molasses, strong ooze, spices, biscuits, strong lemon, strong bitter hops and sharp grass.
Body: Close to medium body. Quite slick and oozy palate.
Mouth Feel: Very good Ale maltyness in a slick background.
Strong caramel and toffee, followed by strong grapefruits and floral. Strong sweetness being balanced by ooze and strong bitter lemon and grass. Big and nice!
Hoppiness: Strong floral, grapefruit, orange, berries, strong resin, lemon and grass in nose. Grapefruits, floral, strong ooze, spices, strong lemon and sharp grass in taste; Bitterness is strong for a lasting, high astringent sweet-bitter finish.
After Taste: Quite dry. Fruity hoppy and strong bitter to mouth.
Comments: I like APA thatís hoppy as well as sweet and this one fit the bills: while the fruity aroma is moderate at best, the taste is bold enough with big fruity hops and nice sweetness which is intense but well balanced. A rare feat. Highly recommended!
Theydon_Bois (17245) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home, 13/02/16, thanks to James.
Clear golden with a decent off white covering.
Nose is bitter orange, caramel malt, light bread, earthy hop.
Taste comprises orange, toasted bread, light mineral notes, straw, melon.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Stuu666 (10878) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 1, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the Stockbridge tap. Pours clear golden amber, nose is malty toffee, light orange, taste is sweet toffee, dry, citrus.
harrisoni (17351) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from M&S Westfield Stratford. Clear amber colour thick lasting white head. Hoppy slightly oxidised aroma. Hoppy no doubt, big kick of hops, decent condition, there is something a bit like oxidised metal hops, but itís still a decent beer. A little bit of pukey malt. There are elements that are good and some are not so good. Ultimately I wouldnít drink this again.