ClubGonzo (4551) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a crystal clear amber body with a large, long-lasting creamy white head. Nice one. Nose is protruding tones of gooseberries and strawberries, "Love Hearts" candy, pale malts, mild caramel and faint sulfur and straw in the back. Taste is pale malts, caramel, biscuits, almond essence and hints of grains and straw. Medium body and carbonation. A somewhat strange creation from Baladin, and not entirely successful, although both looks and aroma are inviting. Decent enough, though. But APA? Why not make an "Italian Ale" category and be done with it! :-P
mkel07 (4031) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Archive. Good beer from the Italians. Deep amber colour with a smallish head. Good whack of alcohol in the finish.
erickok (4135) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - OCT 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange body, almost amber and with stable frothy head. Modern hops, caramel body, some toasty malts, herbal and grapefruit bitterness yet moderate. (Fancy 25cl bottle from Eataly Torino)
lusikka (6949) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
250 ml bottle. Pours a dark copper colour with a firm white head. Aroma of caramel malts, berries and white grapes. Flavour of grassy hops, caramel, berries, straw and vanilla ice cream. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Very sweet and fruity. The hops are pretty much gone, which is a shame.
GBZ59 (1188) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - SEP 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botella de 250ml. Vaso Shaker. Color dorado y apariencia cristalina. Corona tupida y persistente de espuma blanca.. Aromas cítricos y leves notas tartáricas. Entrada de leve fruta ácida -pomelo, manzana granny Smith y algo de uva blanca- seguida por amargor de pino. Cuerpo ligero/medio y carbonatación moderada. Textura algo aguada. Los sabores afrutados y amargos permanecen en el prolongado final. Refrescante.
250ml bottle. Shaker glass. Golden color, clear appearance. Close & lasting crown of white foam. Citric aromas & slight tartar notes. Slight sour fruit -grapefruit, granny Smith apples, some white grape- at first followed by piney bitterness. Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation. Oily to watery texture. Fruity & bitter flavor in the middle linger into a long finish.
Niller (823) - Hammel, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Hammel Hestemarked. Hazy golden colour with an off-white head. Sweet malty aroma. Fruity sweet taste with rich malt, yeast. Sweet finish. Too sweet for an APA.
BeershopLatina (10) - Latina, ITALY - AUG 20, 2013
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
birra troppo gasata ,sentori ferrosi,poco luppolata nn quello che ci si aspetta da una ipa .................
Rasmus40 (12922) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from You’ll Never Walk Alone, Kolding. Unclear orange with a lasting off-white head and some floaties. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, yeasty and moderate hoppy - grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Very dry and moderate bitter finish. 190813
jesperhammer (3371) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
24-JUL-2013, bottle @home, nice 25 cl bottle from Fish & Beer.
Slight gusher. Huge off-white head on hazy orange body with yeast sediments.
Yeast aroma, orange peel, toast.
Taste the same. Quite fruity with peach.
Overcarbonated with medium body. Not very bitter. Nice one.
maekchu (2607) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUL 19, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pour at the Great Japan Beer Festival in Osaka (7/13/2013). Big fruity nose, oranges, peaches, very tangy. Cloudy honey color. Tangy fruit initial / caramel sweetness in mid / final flattens out pretty quickly. A solid beer, but doesn’t really seem like an APA. Flavors don’t quite mix well.