popery (1365) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a bright orange-gold. Quite cloudy - some yeast may have kicked up as I was pouring, as there is definitely a good bit of lees in the bottles. Decent enough head. White and foamy. Moderate lacing. A very thin layer of bubbles remains after a couple minutes.
Wonderfully hoppy aroma. Tangerines, pine, spruce, honeysuckle, lavender, raspberries. Lots of hop delicacy and complexity, but it tends towards those bright, sweet citrus tones - possibly Citra, but I’m bad at picking out specific varietals. A little bit of wheat spice, perhaps, and some pale malt sweetness in the background.
Starts with a bright citric hop note. Hop flavor abounds on the palate. Lots of tangerine and orange hoppiness. The malt is definitely a background note and contributes just a touch of malt sweetness in the background. It’s a pretty dry APA, which is my preference for the style. Lasting hoppy finish. I’m left with a pleasant mouthful of pine needles and orange pith - sounds bad but meant in a good way. There’s just hop flavor throughout the beer. Little bitterness despite the light body and dried out malt. Great stuff.
Mouthfeel is light and sudsy. Really dries out in the finish. Perhaps, a touch of hop oiliness. Very easy to drink.
This is a delicious APA and another winner in the recent dry/pale malt/hop-forward trend for the style, a la Zombie Dust, Row 2/Hill 56, etc. I wish it was a bit cheaper, but that’s not really their fault. At any rate, this is a delicious beer.
bax (1101) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle 05/04-2013) large white fading head, clear yellow color, hoppy aroma, soft co2, slim body, low bitterness, hoppy aftertaste. BB date 09/07/14.
juanenka (243) - valladolid, SPAIN - MAR 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botella. Presencia turbia de color dorado pálido con corona poco densa pero resistente hasta el final. Aroma cítrico y herbal con ligeros matices de levadura y maltas dulces. Sabor ligeramente carameloso que rápido pasa a lupulo resinoso y cítrico que inunda toda la boca. Con final ligeramente seco con algo de dulzor y mucha resina
olio (5947) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20110402.
Pours copper color with a medium head. Aroma of hops, fruits, resin and caramelly fruits. Flavor of fruits, caramel, resiny hops and grass.
morri (189) - NORWAY - MAR 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Ølhandleriet. Bright white head which disappears quite quickly. Dark golden, pretty clear body. Aroma is sweet and citrus-ish. In the mouth the cascade hops become dominating, giving the beer a bitter taste, perhaps a bit over the top. Excellent mouthfeel.
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden tangerine pour with a small eggshell head. Bready, yeasty, hoppy,
malty...I know. Terrible descriptors. Unfortunately, nothing really distinguished itself. It’s the best I’ve got.
bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruit and light tropical fruit aroma with light sweet malt. Grapefruit and pine flavor. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and pine linger.
BreathingHeat (13) - Newtown, AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not an unenjoyable beer but definitely lacking something, maybe a few things. Seems thin, even pushing watery. Not much aroma either. I have yet to have a single Beer Here beer that has wowed me.
Gramoit (351) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice beer, good for sessions, however lacks that kick that a beer needs in my opinion. However still a pretty good beer and surprisingly improves with increased temperature.
Psytron (1287) - Turku, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smell of hops and citrus. Orange/amber colour, white head. Watery, aroma of orange peel, some malts. Very flat carbon.