BBB63 (6396) - 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 (11137) - 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 (3404) - 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 @PapsÝ 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 (30003) - 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 (34581) - 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 (25074) - 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
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Originally reviewed: 10/19/10. Saw this bottle on the shelf and actually thought I was getting the other collaboration brew, Saison du BUFF (actually rang up as that). Very surprised, and excited, to see that itís a low ABV session ale! Letís get to it.
Pours a fair orange with a finger-width creamy off-white head on top. Retention is decent; leaves some light lace behind. The nose on this beer is absolutely stellar! Big floral notes, lots of citrus with tangerine and grapefruit; big piney smack on the finish. Really standout. I could smell this all day.
The body is fairly light, which is expected as this is meant to be a session ale. Carbonation level is a little on the high side, but smooths out on the back end. Definitely a bitter beer. The hops come forward full force, with definite Cascade in the front. The finish is a bit spicy and grating. As a session ale, this could be tamed for me to want multiples of this beer. I like the low ABV though. Glad I got this beer "on accident." Recommend.
daknole (10162) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A sparkling 24k gold pour, nice white head. Aroma is big hops up front, very resin forward, some citrus, fresh cut grass, and very light caramel. Flavor is citrus hops, hay, grass, some unripe stone fruit. Damn good brew.
LtDan (1805) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - APR 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Pours a clear amber gold with no visible bubbles, and a big white rocky head. Leaves behind heavy lacing.
Aroma: Huge grapefruit and modest pine, flowers and minerals.
Taste: Dry bready malt, humongous pine and grapefruit. Finishes earthy and bitter. Flavor lingers well past the sip.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, a tad dry, moderate carbonation.
Overall: The biggest little beer in the land. For the past year or so, as father time has been battling me, I have found beers like this, Firestone Pale 31, Mission Street Pale ale to be my go to beers. Big on hops and flavor, easy on the buzz. This beer is not lacking in flavor or aroma.
sethbreaker (173) - New York, Greater London, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the bottle. Not sure of the date on this one. Pours hazy. Pine hop aroma that has slightly medicinal tinge to it. Mouth feel is light and a little thin. It feels a bit muddled really, I get a strange vegetable like taste running through it, somewhat herbaceous, almost like boiled carrots. Perhaps it tasted much better fresh