trancecyclist (41) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating this beer that I drank in 2010 based on memory. Really impressed with the success at an attempt to brew a session IPA. I can’t recall ever having a beer so full of flavor that was below 5% alcohol, and this one had plenty of hoppiness without being annoying thin in body (even though it must be!). It mystifies me to this day why Stone has kept marketing Saison du Buff, but allowed this to become extinct. I doubt that any of it was brewed past 2010, so most more recent ratings are based on old beer which has certainly lost a lot of its hop edge. I really hope something will prod Stone into releasing this very good beer once again.
toxichop (242) - South Gate, California, USA - SEP 3, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
These are old notes of when this was fresh. P:Bronze with a nice white head. A: Pine, grapefruit and grass notes. T: Know this is where it got me. Big ass hop bomb, pine and grass, mango, white grapefruit, herbal nots and a bit of sweetness from the malt. O: this has to be brewed again and I want to see this in cases. Would also like to reviste and see how I would feel about this one today as my palate has also grown since this was brewed.
BeerandBlues2 (8556) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours mostly clear amber with a large, frothy and bubbly off-white head, medium-long retention with good lacing. Aroma is fruity, floral, grapefruit, and pine hops with biscuit and straw malt, and tropical fruity esters of mango and pineapple. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, light malt and fruity esters with a dry finish. Medium-light body and moderate carbonation.
Huhzubendah (2162) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This collaborative effort appears clear and copper/orange in color. The head is a half inch thick and displays good retention and lacing. The aroma is a blend of hops and malt, and bolder than I would have expected in a 4.2% beer. The flavor is decent, with a bit more of a malt presence than I prefer in a beer of this ilk. The feel is moderately light in body, and the beer finishes with a lingering hop bitterness. A decent brew, but not worth the $4 for a 12 oz. bottle.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-21-2011
BBB63 (5609) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle that has been lingering in my frig for quite some time and served in nonik: Mostly clean golden hue minus some small yeast floaties, left solid rings of lace around the glassware. The aroma has notes of pale kilned malt, dusty yeast, and grassy herbal hops with a kiss of pepper. The flavor profile is that of basic 2-row and slightly pungent PNW hops. A light citric and spice tone over a bed of mostly clean pale malts. The mouth feel is refreshing and quaffable with a slight metallic dryness.
So how does it compare to Founders All-Day IPA? It is not even close, the Founders worked better on so many levels but to be honest, this beer is past prime and likely better 6 months ago. Now it comes off more akin to a basic British Session Ale... that is not a bad thing.
Pinball (10214) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
cloudy orange, small white head. aroma is nice, slightly fruity, slightly belgian, supernice. flavor is malty,flowery, dry, mild.
jesperhammer (2515) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
03-JUN-2012, bottle @Papsø tasting.
Hazy orange with lasting off-white head.
Very fruity nose with a little yeast?
Exotic fruits - banana.
Very funny hop profile. Not a traditional pale ale.
High carbonation, nice and creamy.
Ungstrup (27765) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. A hazy dark goldeng beer with a thin lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of over ripe fruits, malt, caramel, and hops. The flavor is sweet with notes hops, malt, and fruit, leading to a dry finish.
yespr (28711) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is grapefruity, smooth peachy and dry pine. Bone dry, spiced and herbal. Bitter and bone dry finish.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of Doodler. Pours a hazy golden with a lacing white head. Intense, herbal hop aroma. Light body, a little fruity sweetness, loads of tropical fruits and a very heavy, herbal, medicinal bitterness. A very hop forward session Pale Ale. 030612