Rasmus40 (15767) - 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 (15519) - 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 (1410) - 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 that’s 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 (15545) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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 (9251) - 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 (16583) - 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 it’s still a decent beer. A little bit of pukey malt. There are elements that are good and some are not so good. Ultimately I wouldn’t drink this again.
spacecube (1562) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle, pours golden brown, small white head. Caramel malts, medium hoppy with notes of mandarin, grapefruit. Nice balance of malt and hop. Light medium bodied, soft carbonation.
berkshirejohn (5677) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle from Marks & Spencer, Camberley. Great to see the extended range now on offer at M&S. This is similar to the Pennine Pale Ale, but packs more punch. It’s a pale amber pour with a billowing white head; limey citrus aroma; prickly in the mouth, with grapefruit and lime flavours and a grainy body; and a grapefruit bitterness to finish. Another good beer from Allendale.
Martin243 (989) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2015 Pint at the schooner, Gateshead. Slightly hazy dark gold with a thin but dense white head. Citrus and cereal aroma, prominent grapefruit flavour with a hint of lime and tropical. Zingy on the tongue, medium bodied, bitter finish. Very moreish
allmyvinyl (8678) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the Southern. Pours clear gold with a thin white head. Aromas of lemon and lime. Taste is sweet lime, lemon, faint malt. Light bitter orange finish. Good.