Ungstrup (34361) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A hazy dark golden beer with a thin white head. The aroma has strong notes of caramel and some spices. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and caramel as well as citrus fruity notes of hops, leading to a bitter finish where notes of grapefruit lingers. The body is light.
yespr (40454) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 fl oz bottle. Pours golden deep orange with a small white head. Aroma is light spiced hoppy, mango and citrusy hops fruity. Mild wooden, caramelish and crisp citrusy hoppy flavoured. Bitter and dry hoppy flavoured finish. Mild spiced touch.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 65 cl. Slightly hazy deep golden with a lacing off-white head. Lightly citrusy hop aroma. Medium body, sweet fruitiness and perfumy peachy and citrusy hops. Quite a bitter finish. Straight. 130909
StefanSD (2375) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle from Bevmo. Pours a cloudy copper color with a small white head that has good retention. The aroma is mild with citrus and biter hops. The taste is caramel malts with biter hops and some vegetable off-flavor. The palate is medium and malty with good carbonation. The finish is long with biter walnuts. Overall: This has a homebrew kind of feel to it.
Ratman197 (13284) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a clear golden amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of bread, earthiness, light carmel and light pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, light citrus and a hint of pine with a crisp dry lingering moderatly bitter finish.
JohnnyJ (5402) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 18, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent pale ale. Orange pour, large fizzy white head. Caramel malt, grass, piney hops, light nut flavor, and some grain. Easy to drink, not very complex, but it nails the style.
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours from bomber a cloudy medium orangey amber hue. Formed large off white head of foam. Aroma of floral, leafy hops with a hint of citrus. Taste is more of the same with hints of pine and grass. Citric hops seem to dominate, all through, weak malt backing, hops wear out a bit in the middle of the mouthful, then re-emerge in all their glory in the back of the throat and linger ever after. Nice enough on the palate, nothing extraordinary for style. Over all a nice hoppy Pale.
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - MAR 3, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice hoppy and bitter rendition of the pale ale. Pours a burnt orange with a large head. Not as much fruit flavor as I’d hoped for, but very solid overall. Overall, good.
dwyerpg (5649) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice light hop aroma. This is fairly bitter for just an APA. Interestingly though, it seems more bitter up front than in the middle, but a strong bitterness in the finish. I think, at least for today, I like the amber better.
FlacoAlto (4152) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A solid pour into my 25cl tulip glass produces a three-finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is a amber-copper color that shows a somewhat hazy, copper color when held up to the light. The aroma smells of grapefruit up front, but a deeper inspection of the aroma yields cracker-like malt notes and a touch of orange zest.
Citrus hop notes up front meld into pine flavors and an herbal bitterness that is pretty substantial. Cracker-like grain notes, some grassy grain, a light malt sweetness (though this is on the dry side) and perhaps even a touch of stale malt notes sum up the malt contribution here. This beer does have a big hop bitterness to it, it is perhaps the most noticeable part of the flavor. This is nice and light bodied, though not watery, like a good Pale Ale should be.
A pretty simplistic Pale Ale, this is not necessarily a bad thing in a Pale Ale, but this particular example seems a bit unbalanced (even for what is generally a hoppy style). Not bad, but could be much better; the best thing about this beer is the fluffy, long lasting head.
Purchased: Plaza Liquors, Tucson AZ