Oakes (13426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 25, 2000
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2003 Light amber, always has a decent head. Foresty cascade aroma, lightly toasted biscuits, vague lemon, salmonberries. Moderate bitterness - I wonder how I would have described that in '75, maybe ULTRA HOP JUICE SO BITTER I'LL NEVER BE ABLE TO TASTE AGAIN - how the times have changed. Hoppy, fruity, with a light yeast note and light background malts. Though its hop content is not the shocker it once must have been, it succeeds today on its balance, which remains wonderful. Simple and classy, a deserving standard-bearer for the micro movement.
rlgk (13163) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2003 Hazy golden, not much head. Aroma is citrus and elder, a little sour.Flavor is both malty and hoppy, and has a bitter finish
brokensail (12852) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: The pour is a hazy, pale golden color with a fluffy white head and amazing lazing.
S: The smell is very citrusy, mostly orange and lemon, along with a fair amount of spicy hops. The malt smell is present, but definitely not the main attraction.
T: The taste is fairly light, but enjoyable. There are the same citrus and spicy hop flavors that were present in the nose, and a nice bready malt.
M: The body is a bit thin and light, and the carbonation is quite abundant.
D: This is a great session pale ale. I haven’t had one of these in quite awhile, but I remember why I used to enjoy it so much.
Theydon_Bois (12569) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, from Hogsback store, at JF’s Calcutta Cup mini tasting - 02/02/13.
Lightly hazed golden blonde with a decent sized bubbly white head that retains well.
Nose carries hops, light grapefruit, citrus, ripe orange, pine, candyfloss.
Taste comprises caramel malt, orange, sugars, citrus fruits, pine, grapefruit, grass.
Medium in body, moderate carbonation, some bitterness in the finish,
A decent solid APA.
chrisv10 (12510) - DENMARK - MAR 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle. Hazy golden body with medium white head. Flavour is hops, fruit and malt.
Koelschtrinker (12440) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUL 6, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Erstaunlich stimmig und vollmundig ist dieses Bier. Es beginnt malzig und leicht alkoholisch, im Mittelteil ist eine dezente Herbe zu erschmacken. Hopfig und ein wenig herber gehts im Nachgeschmack zu, welcher recht lang anhält. Ein Amibier, das nicht wie ein Amibier schmeckt. Nett!
Test vom 6.11.2005, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 10,10,9,9,14,9 - 9,50
bhensonb (12303) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 26, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of piney hop, don’t detect citrus. Darkish gold color with a decent white head that has a bit of staying power. Starts with a bit of citrus, then pine, malt is in the mix, but this is a substantial mouthfeel with hop. Well balanced. Not your NW hophead treat.
gunnfryd (12294) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma ismalt, hop, citrus. Flavour is malt, apple, hop, citrus, sweetness. Full bodied balanced easy drinkable beer.
bu11zeye (12150) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours a copper color with a thin white head. Has a nice light flavor and a grassy hops aroma.
argo0 (12033) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 6, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange with medium, light tan head. Aroma is grapefruit hoppy. Flavor is sweet and grapefruity. Decent body, but the bitterness sort of fades in a watery swallow.