DrnkMcDermott (2977) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, dated 30 Sept 05. Interesting pour: a somewhat cloudy, burnished brass body, with a thin but creamy head. Smell upon opening is a bit of skunk, but that clears away quickly. Taste is definitely on the hoppy side, with graprefruit and pine from those Northwest lupulins. The malts don’t seem to be able to stand up to this, and the fact that this is lighter in color that other APA’s I’ve known would confirm this. However, if this is the same recipe they used back in 1975, it would have indeed been a beer ahead of its time. Some say it’s overcarbonated, but I find this to my taste.
rayaron (1218) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - MAY 28, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can sample at a tasting at Tom L place. Thanks Tom. Clear golden with white head. The aroma is hoppy and fruity with notes of bubblegum and citrus (tangerine). Bitterish flavor with notes of citrus, lemon zest and hint of bubblegum, dry. Medium-bodied.
OrthoDoc (119) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On point for the style, old school ale. That being said for a modern beer drinker this one excels at malts and low bitterness but the hops take the back seat. Good brewer and a lot of folks will like this if they dislike hops but just not for me.
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jukkar (100) - FINLAND - MAY 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Palate is fizzy with long finish. I am not tasting much hoppiness here. Color is nice golden, there is almost no head. Not much character, but overall refreshing experience.
zvsn (1458) - ISRAEL - MAY 22, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting , thanks Tom. Hazy orange golden color. Floral aroma with hints of tropical fruit and orange. Moderately sweet, floral, fruity, notes of mango and lemon peel, dry bitter finish. Medium-bodied.
JohnGalt1 (1434) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Citrus and floral hop notes dominate the aroma... fruity yeasty malt follows.
Very good bitterness with the perfect amount of malty sweetness to balanced... there is still a slight yeasty fruitiness mid palate that cuts to a subtle earthiness.. everything is balanced very well by a toasty caramel maltiness.... finishes with a fresh citrus blast.
Fules (333) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - MAY 19, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nagy, tartós hab, borostyán szín. Gyümölcsös, komlós illat. Íze keserű, gyümölcsös, hangyányi gyantával, közepes szénsavval. Testes, jó egyensúllyal rendelkező, nagyon finom sör.
Holmen1 (4512) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fra flaske pĺ Mi2 Cardinal mai-16: klar gylden med ok skum. Inviterende humlearoma og rik smak, eminent balansert. Tropiske frukter, krydret honning, sommerblomster. Rund og meget lettdrikkelig med fruktig avslutning. Deilig.
Powerage71 (17) - SPAIN - MAY 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ale con sabor duradero en paladar, aroma agradable e intenso. Muy buena en su estilo.
Taboada (739) - Compostela (Galiza), - MAY 9, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted from the tap on the 06/05/2016. Clear amber color with a medium white head. Aroma of hops, malts and some fruits. Taste is fruity and low to medium hoppy. Next one please!
Sven1973 (171) - GERMANY - APR 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flasche gekauft bei Bierlinie. Bernstein, aufschäumender fester Schaum, Geruch Hopfen, Zitrone, Orange, Maracuja. Geschmack: Voller Antrunk, bitter, Kiefer, scharf. Etwas Grapefruit im Hintergrund. Im Nachgang dann milder, fruchtiger (Pfirsich)