Kita (1596) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JUN 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 0.33l at PirFest Slovenija in 2010. Cloudy amber orange color with small creamy off-white head and good lacing. Aroma of tropical fruits, mainly citrus, caramel and yeast. Taste starts with moderate sweet caramel and honey, follows by fruity and herbal acidity, spicy mouthfeel, while finish is moderate bitter. Full body, thick and smooth texture with average natural carbonation in palate. When you open Baladin Open, it doesn’t last long...
jamestulloch (2462) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Eataly, Florence. Murky bronze body with a fluffy with head. Lively carbonation. Great lacing. Aroma of green hops, honey and lemon. Flavour of Lockets, grass and lime. Medium body with a frothy mouthfeel. Nice fizz. A strong, hoppy APA. A bit too sweet and boozy for my liking, but very tasty nonetheless.
Kauge (943) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 19, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2014 25 cl bottle from Eataly (€ 3,30) in Torino, June 2014. Pours orange with tons of floating bits. Head is white, jumps right out of the bottle! Aroma is something like tinned mango, apricot or pineapple; pickled apples; warmth of alcohol, hay. Strong sourness. Tastes slightly sweet, but more malty and yeasty. Not your average APA, if an APA at all. Beeradvocate’s Belgian Pale Ale sounds more like it.
AndySnow (5573) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where: Open Baladin Rome.
Appearance: Hazy golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Caramel, fruit, malt, spices.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Citrus, caramel, fruit, spices.
JohnnyJ (5078) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark yellow/amber pour, with an off white head. Malty, a bit bready, light caramel, fruitiness, and mild hops. Not your standard pale ale, ok.
Beerhunter111 (12332) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dunkel orangegoldenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig hopfig, fruchtig herb. Geschmack hopfig bitter, exotische Früchte, fruchtig malzig.
shoulderbroken (3061) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at local Italian restaurant. Similar to reserva. Fruity and hoppy, but this time less maltiness. Quite dry. Light grapefruit, biscuity malt.
Buongiorgio00 (934) - - FEB 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Caramellosa, leggermente fruttata, leggermente amara, prevale il gusto dei malti. Neanche il leprotto marzolino o il cappellaio matto la potrebbero definire una apa, comunque. Si fa bere, buona!
Blade86 (1021) - Wrocław, POLAND - FEB 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
light amber, hazy, minimal foam; sirup, citrus, bread aroma?; medium sweetness, light bitterness; medium body, oily feel;
Overall: good beer, weird APA
ClubGonzo (4902) - 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