closey22 (868) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy pale amber, thin white head, aroma is earthy, flava is malt with some grain/hop bite; feels crisp and medium, finishes dry with nice hop grain notes
chiiidog (25) - Lubbock, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a bit paler than most IPAs. Smell is cleaner and less bitter than your average IPA. More piney, less grapefruit/citrus. Taste is similar in that its not your average IPA. Its more crisp and less overwhelmingly bitter. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but this is expected. This isn’t my favorite beer, but I didn’t expect it to me. It’s not bad.
DwarfeD (902) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle at home. Clear golden with a medium white soapy head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Well balanced sweet- and bitterness. Malts, caramel, citrus, grass, pine, herbs and banana. A nice tasteful and refreshing pale ale.
visionthing (2685) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
35,5cl bottle from Systembolaget, Strömstad. Pours deep golden to amber with a slightly creamy off-white head. Mild malty aroma with fruity and hoppy notes, citrus, caramel and hints of herbs. Moderate to medium sweet with fruity and herbal flavours and a moderate bitter and slightly dry finish. Decent APA, but not as refreshing as I remembered it.
Alengrin (1294) - BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Famous ale launched in 1975 to remember Paul Revere’s ride in 1775. Creamy, sticky head, warm orange blonde colour; delicate aroma, fresh fruitiness (peach, orange), soft sweet malt taste with fruity and citrussy accents and a long finish of dry-hopping with Cascade, very pleasant. Flawless and perfectly balanced, this lived up to the expectations I had of it.
eluosiren (17) - Moscow, RUSSIA - AUG 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The smell is probably the best about this beer. Caramel, pine, banana - everything is mixed and everything goes right into your nose.
The taste is a bit less interesting - quite flat, with a little bitterness.
Boomersmancave1 (59) - Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amberish golden in color. Good head. Nice lacing. Hoppy aroma with a pine hint. Hoppy taste with a citrus taste. Finish is a bitter hop. Good Beer.
Case (239) - GERMANY - AUG 16, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours clear gold with large white head. Hoppy fresh aroma with heavy pine, citrus, a bit floral. Body has a delicious malt base with biscuits, dried fruit and flowers which is contrasted by a decent hop bitterness. The balance is absolutely perfect and the mouthfeel is very creamy. Long bitter aftertaste. Really impressive.
Sebilinz (479) - Linz, AUSTRIA - AUG 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Bright amber body with white head. Aroma is citrus with some alcohol and hints of bread. Taste is some honey with bread. Aftertaste is medium bitter with some herbs and alcohol. Classic.
Danev76 (478) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very floral hop aroma. Clear golden colour with excellent head. Citrus and passionfruit flavours with bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation.
BlackHaddock (3642) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
While staying at my daughters place on holiday (Orange County) I thought would try plenty of local beers and secondly ’well thought of, multi rated’ beers of America that I had not drank before: this is one of those in the later category. Bottle on the balcony: 8th July 2014.
Golden amber body with a full white head. I expected more of a hop blast to be honest, this was subdued and almost subtle in nature. Mildly citrus hops blended with some floral notes and a malty background in the nose and then on into the taste. Maybe having it side by side with a Victory Hop Devil did this beer no favours: even so this still didn’t carry enough character to merit a high score from me. I bit disappointed with a beer and brewery I have heard only good things about.