Edward104 (31) - Herrin, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2011
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: thick, rich white, pillowy head. Body is straw colored with an orangish hue.
Nose: lots of hops, wax; earthy grass notes,
Mouthfeel: very carbonated.
Taste: bitter upfront, nice citric balance to the hops. Notes of waxy earth, grass, almost like green onions. The citrus is that of orange pith.
Overall: Well balanced and enjoyable. Not the hop slam I was expecting. Would drink again when in the mood for a beer similar to a British ESB or British Pale Ale. More complex than a British ESB or Pale Ale because of the grassy/green onions notes. I like it.
hockeybeerguy (1461) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance has a fairly clear burnt golden orange color body with a white one finger head. There was some light lacing that slid right on into the body.
The smell had some light floral with just a touch spicy with underlying tropical notes.
The taste was mild with a light bittersweet floral to spicy to grasp a light pine hovering over a some light toasty biscuit. There was a fairly decent lingering biscuit aftertaste that lead into a dry finish.
On the palate, this one sat fairly light but also showed a decent aspect to make me think it could have sat at medium on the body. I’d say this was fairly sessionable and did have a decent carbonation to it.
Overall, in my opinion, this is a good APA worthy of having again.
tectactoe (1441) - Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Nearly clear, burnt golden body with a stark-white head; super chunky & nearly still sitting on top, lasting forever with lots of chunky lacing left behind. Aroma is a little floral, just a touch spicy with underlying tropical notes. mild tangerine, maybe a bit of white grape, & a notable dankness throughout. Taste is mild, but follows the aroma closely. A touch of pine, a bigger white grape taste that almost grows towards tart/vinous at times, but is held in check with herbal & mildly earthy undertones. Lingering white grape in the finish with a touch of white pepper spice. Mild malt foundation all around, a hint of toasty biscuit. I love this hop; it seems more tame in this beer than most, but this is a pretty tasty & super easy-drinker as a result.
yy0pp (506) - - JUN 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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Excalibur123 (108) - Soria, SPAIN - JUN 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Vierte color amarillo oro, media capa de espuma que permanece una fina capa, aromas a malta, lúpulo, hierba y citronela, en boca entrada fuerte y con mucho amargor que se disipa al rato, cuerpo medio y carbónico ligero, cerveza compleja que deja un pos gusto largo y seco.
Douberd (1999) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 355 ml poured into a tulip. Thanks to Countbeer. ABV 5.9%
Clear orange colour on the body, big and thick off-white head on top, with good retention, leaving light lacing on the glass.
Aroma of caramel, light malts, light citrus and hops, tropical fruits/
Nice taste, moderate hoppy, light malts, caramel, fruity. Light bitterness on the aftertaste.
Medium thin body, good carbonation.
Overall a good beer, honest american pale ale.
mtu71 (26) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Small/no head. Golden brown, thin aroma, highly hopped, bit hollow character though.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
Iznogud (560) - CROATIA - APR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 355 ml from Csak a jo sör, Budapest. Pours hazy orange with medium white head. Malty and fruity hoppy flavor with medium bitterness. Nice.
Beerhunter111 (6773) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dunkelgoldenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig fruchtig, hopfig, blumig. Geschmack leicht nach tropischen Früchten, malzig, leicht bitterer Abgang.
tricksta_p (874) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of light malts, tropical fruits, citrus, honey, a little caramel, light aromatic hops. Flavour is light malty sweetness with a medium bitter finish. Everything about this beer is rather ’light’. It’s an easy-going refreshing APA.
jinroh (317) - ESTONIA - MAR 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle from The Garden Jiyugaoka. Pours nice golden, slightly hazy with a staying white head - that leaves also a nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is the best part of this beer - it has fresh tropical fruits, some morning forest freshness above melon aromas. Taste is fruity at first but then bitter - and maybe even too bitter - hops hit the tongue and the longer and bitter aftertaste ensues. I would like this beer even better if I had a few more seconds to enjoy the first sip before the bitterness covers everything. Overall, for this price - 178 yen - incredible bargain for a very nice beer.