caesar (4623) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Beer Temple. Nelson Sauvin hops are really popular these days. And most of the times they make a decent beer out of it. This one fits in the category. Easy going APA.
jerohen (1959) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Beer Temple, Amsterdam. Hazy golden colored, white head. Fruity and sour aroma. Fruity and hopbitter flavor, smooth and pleasant. Very nice brew.
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Beertemple. Cloudy orange colored brew. Hoppy, sweet aroma. Flavor is hoppy and sweet too. Nice mild Sauvin hops.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Fountainhead. Pours a hazy pale yellow. Nose is grapey and piney at the same time, some caramel as well. On taste, something isn’t quite right. I think there was too much NS used for late additions that pulls a lot of caramel flavor from the crystal malts. Too sweet. Not a fan.
jjuf1853 (1197) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Dunedin House of Beers. Pours a slightly hazy golden amber color. The aroma and flavor had a good bit of citrus, grapfruit and hops. Slightly dry aftertaste. Not bad.
DrnkMcDermott (2738) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample from bottle at Glunz beer Expo, Apr 5. Shows no bubbles, but a nice thin layer of foam up top, beer itself is clear, almost light as a pilsener. Pretty basic IPA smell (how can it be called an "American Pale Ale" if it uses New Zealand hops?). Very grassy hop taste, just a little bit of supportive malt, lightly toasted, so this is intended as a hop-forward beer. Good for hopheads, though. Goes down nicely. This was originally a one-off beer, but the Anchor rep told me there was such demand for it, it will be coming back into regular rotation.
CanIHave4Beers (2880) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden color with a frothy white head that leaves a good lace. The aroma is a nice biscuit with some melon and some resiny hop character. The flavor is nicely bitter lots of fruitiness, some melon and some citrus rind and just a wee bit of biscuit malt character showing through. On all accounts a very enjoyable beer.
beerguy101 (5251) - Newark, California, USA - APR 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on tap at the Celebrator Anniversary Party on 2/14/2010. This American Pale Ale pours a slightly hazy light gold color from the tap. The aroma is hoppy and yeasty, a touch sweet. A medium bodied American Pale Ale. The malts are cereal, fruity and sweet. The hops are grapefruity and citrusy. Bunch of citrus, orange and orange peel flavors. Nice hops, but a little lacking in malt. Still very drinkable. Would make a nice session ale on a warm spring or summer day. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Pours a lightly hazy golden body with a tall white head and descent lacing. Aroma of grass, florals, grain, and citrus. Flavor of cracker-like malt, grass, earth/mineral, florals, and some soap.
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy amber with a medium off white head. Hoppy aroma with pine and grapefruits. Flavour had loads of pine, grapefruis, malt and hints of lemons. Finished dry.