TET (1938) - FINLAND - MAY 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hazy, light yellow with a hint of orange colour. A head is quite big, blond and slightly clouding. The nose is great and exotic, papaiyas are dominating, some grapefruits and mandarin, also a hint of prickly nuancees. Overally, the focus is in the exotic fruits. Taste is also exotic, balanced bitterness that is grapefruity with pine needles. The end is long and piney-resiny. Quite smooth and pleasant to drink with medium body. This is good beer, even the best freshness is decreasing after a while. Exotic fruit basket with enough of bitterness.
al53 (85) - FINLAND - MAY 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Bit hazy golden colour with fast fading large white head.
Sweet, hoppy, tropical aroma with grapefruit, citrus, tropical fruits and malt.
Taste is grassy and soapy with grapefruit, citrus and pines.
Medium bodied, soft to medium carbonation.
Very long, dry, bitter, hoppy and grapefuity finish.
Excellent fresh ipa-like apa.
DrSilverworm (7935) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
6oz pour, on tap at Neon’s. A full pour is listed for $9 a 10oz. Mostly clear golden yellow color. Good thin off-white head. Leaves good dots and bits of lace. Good piney citrus hop up front in the nose. Some peppery bready malt. A light bit of older hop mustiness that I often find in belgian hop-forward beers. Moderate to bigger bitter taste, more dry finish. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Dry finish. Solid, very hoppy, more bitter pale ale. Kind of assertive though, not really what I’d call sessionable.
fiammanghilla (724) - Genova, ITALY - MAY 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spina @ birraexpo.
Chiara con schiuma fine molto persistente.
Amaricata molto bene, beverina.
sloth (2594) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large off white head with very good retention and plenty of lace. Hazy, gold colored brew. Nose is flowery, citrusy and a hint soapy, metallic notes as well. Lightly medium in body, good carbonation, slightly acidic, some aspirin,y notes and a hint resiny. Juicy hop flavors, tropical and melony with some juicy fruit notes and a faint bready maltiness, dry. Dry finish, healthy bite but the astringency is a bit bothersome. Otherwise a better than expected APA from these folks. Bottle procured at statelineliquors.
wlajwl (4308) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is dank/grassy hops, citrus and a small hint of sweetness. The flavor is citrus, fruit, light grapefruit, tropical fruit and a mix of mild hop resin and tart/bitterness in the finish.
kustie (291) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sitruunaa ja humalaa tuoksussa. Myös aavistus karamellimaisuutta. Katkera, mutta tasapainoinen maku. Hedelmäisyyttä loppumaussa.
Ernest (6540) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is medium to dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (grapefruit, lemon oil), lightly yeasty (dough), with notes of garlic, cat pee, celery.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter, unclean/vegetal.
Medium body, velvety/watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Blah, definitely not my kinda pale ale...harsh citrus hops with background notes that people associate with Simcoe (vegetal/garlic, etc.), and as with the Simcoe IPA from Mikkeller, I wonder why people use this hop at all...it’s just not pleasant. Some raw, doughy yeast doesn’t help either. Acrid and dirty tasting in the mouth. A drain pour for me. Such a hit and miss brewery, Amager.
Bygers (918) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0,5l. Pours pale yellow, very thin head which disapears almost immediately. Grapefruit on the Nose and hops. Taste of citrus and pine hops.
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MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
murky hay, puffy head falls fast, laces well. Nose is huge orange with light cantaloupe balance, not too sugary as result but muddled and with no counterpart. Juicy front palate is all fruit, oily until glue bitterness mid with light dough, more orange in the grating finish.