malvrich (250) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle dated best by 7/29/2016 into a tulip on my birthday.
A: Pours almost no head. Light orange tinted yellow. Crystal clear with a few bubbles rising.
S: Orange flesh and zest with a caramel sweetness.
T: Bitterness starting citrusy, becoming piney, then pithy. Juicy finish with a hint of sour maltiness. Even some alcohol.
M: Medium side of light with lively carbonation. Crisp sip with an oily finish.
O: Very good with well developed flavors; walks the line between all 3 styles. Among the best I’ve had but ultimately wont be a frequent purchase due to exorbitant price.
Firecape (64) - - JUN 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a huge fan - I get a juniper berry back end on this beer that spoils the nice set tup
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Habanero (4026) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours clear golden with an average off-white head. Aroma of tropical fruit notes, grapefruit and caramel. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and nice bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice IPA. 🌟🌟🌟🌟
chadski (66) - California, USA - MAY 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent. Piney aromas with a bit of sweetness. Flavor is all hoppy resin that lingers nicely.
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harrisoni (17282) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bottle Shop Canterbury and drunk at home. Hazy amber colour lasting beige head. Fresh leafy hop aroma. Decent level of malt to balance. Tangerine and grapefruit. Really good fun. Soft in the mouth. Some bitterness. Light hoppy easy drinking pale ale. Good. If a bit too toffee.
caesar (6644) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Drank van de Meisjes, small sample. Clear golden color, short frothy head. Aroma of grapefruit, citrus, slight pine, bit caramel malt. Medium bitterness in taste, some cookie sweetness. Great stuff.
jerohen (2169) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled.Golden colored, tiny floating particles, small white head. Powerful hoppy nose, resin. Very bitter flavor, massive hop presence, some malts as well. Lasting bitter finish. Powerful and impressive brew.
Reid (2317) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 20, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint purchased from Growl Movement in Salem Oregon.
Clear golden ale with a small white head.
Good hoppy fruity aromas , some biscuit malts.
Very nice hopped fruity taste..the malts try to balance but no match.
Great medium mouth feel..so easy.
A great APA.....
Scopey (12507) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at hop, burns & black. It pours clear amber with a decent white head. The aroma is soft, sweet orange, tangerine, nectarine, bread and candy. The taste is crisp, bitter, pine, grassy, green hops, tangerine, pithy clementine, straw and a touch of spice with a dry finish. Light - medium body and fine carbonation. Easy drinking stuff, but nowhere near as good as hopped.
Alengrin (4529) - BELGIUM - MAY 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Californian session IPA with thick, irregular, off-white, sticky head and beautifully warm ’old gold’ colour, initially clear with a haze of yeast bits. ’Dank’ and fragrant IPA aroma of pine resin, yellow grapefruit, tangerine peel, lemon blossom, biscuit, papaja, fresh ginger, chicken broth, wormwood, sundried tomato, garden nettles. Crisp, lively onset, very ’clean’ and restrained fruity impressions (tangerine, mango), subdued sweetishness and dito sourishness, fairly strong carbo, light but nicely smooth body, supple toasted maltiness, only very restrainedly sweetish and lightly bittering, working well together with increasing hop bitterness, spicy, tonic water- and grapefruit-like and leaving a long-lasting bitter coating in the back of the mouth and throat as well as retronasal pine and grapefruit peel aromas. Crisp, light and flavorsome, very ’standard’ for this style but very well executed, in the league of e.g. Founders’ All Day IPA and the like.