Carlowxxx (134) - Carlow, IRELAND - OCT 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is fruity, the color is amber and slightly unclear
it has a small head. T
He flavor is malty with the characteristic
yeast, with notes of fruitiness and a good light bitterness.
A really good beer.
red_wedge (2) - FINLAND - OCT 2, 2015 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: very pale gold/yellow. thick quick dissipating head
s: candied lemons
T: very fruity, citrus, very unusual. soft bitterness. almost pinapple. candy. pear drops! malt takes a back seat to fruit - slight pie crust.
M: smooth. medium body. prickly carbonation.
o: much more unusual than I thought it would be! very pear droppy. hops not dominating aroma, but then i’s come a long way to Europe.
damzz (404) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a light bronze with a white head. Nose is hops. body is medium. Taste is malt with a little sweetness and hops bitterness. 12 oz bottle
Luengus (43) - - SEP 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Average fizzy off-white diminishing head with clear amber body. Hay malt, herb and resin hops and light soap and cheese presence. Medium thin body with soft carbonation and bitter finish. Average duration flavor lightly sweet and acidic with a moderate bitterness.
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pityu (461) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 27, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Clear golde colour with thin but long lasting white head. Lot of citrussy hops in the nose with smooth malty aromas. It has a nice grapfruit taste, orange zest, resinous and refreshing hop aroma. Medium body, average carbonation and dry hoppy finish. I think its rather an ipa than a pale ale. Great refreshing beer with nice american hops.
paulvanpelt (445) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Helder goud weinig neus. Bitter in begin, zure nasmaak. Waterig. Gist, mout, beetje citrus. Mwah. Te weinig hop.
ludos68 (9) - - SEP 19, 2015 does not count
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Note di agrumi e erbacee dominano al naso, in bocca su una base dolce escono gli stessi sapori e floreali per finire con un discreto amaro molto persistente.
Beers0mniac (80) - Joensuu, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden color, big white head. Strong malty aroma with hops, citrus and fruits. Hoppy taste with malts and citrus, light bitter. Amazing beer!
fdomig (655) - München, GERMANY - SEP 18, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle at Redhot Munich. Aroma is bubble gum, light hops. Appearance is crisp golden with nice white foam. Taste is sweet, light bitter. Light carbonation, light dryness. Very light nice.
superspak (3988) - Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 1/28/2015. Pours slightly hazy deep golden yellow color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy of white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, honey, light caramel, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/floral hops and moderate bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, honey, light caramel, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, lemon/orange peel, pine, honey, light caramel, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately sticky, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice pale ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. This one straddles the line between an IPA and pale ale in bitterness and malt character, but I’d be much more inclined to think of it as a pale ale overall. A very enjoyable offering.