bhensonb (11070) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 28, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from John’s Marketplace in Portland, OR. Pours a light peach color with a four finger whiteish head. Aroma is light stone fruit. Medium body with sharpish foamy carbonation. Flavor is light malt with some pale fruit and a decent amount of bitter hop. A little astringent. Develops a touch of citrus. It is really strongly flavored and quite fresh. Excellent.
kromamc (192) - ITALY - DEC 10, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
questa birra mi ha cresciuto... è sicuramente la migliore apa fatta in italia..
complimenti a leonardo per questa splendida chicca... :)
willblake (2652) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 5, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
20091205 375ml bottle from State Line. Pretty neat cap had some kind of plastic seal on the inside. Light haze, light amber color with large and mostly lasting beige head that sheets fine lace. Aroma is bready, lightly toasted, with citrus and pineapple sweetness and some mild alcohol. Light bodied, a bit too light, but rounds out okay with a lip smacking orange marmalade finish. Some herbal notes emerge with temp. Lingering but mild resinous pine bitterness. Very drinkable and quite fresh seeming for relatively mild beer that’s traveled from Italy, but for the same money I could have had a six pack of any number of equally good local IPAs.
LadySusan (720) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster at The mondial de la biere 09 in Montreal. The color is amber with a thin beige head. The aroma is of hops and fruits. The taste is also of hops ++ and sweet fruits and honey. The dryness is very pleasant in the mouth and a good after taste.
swoopjones (5889) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Coles Buffalo NY. Pours a medium golden orange. Floral, soap, pot pourri fills the aroma. Taste is floral soapy, perfumy, lavender, medium bitterness. Nice fuller mouthfeel. Decent but too floral.
thirdeye11 (5544) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
( 750ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) Pours very cloudy orange with nice head. Nose of honey and cinnamon. Taste is very sweet, spices, finishes creamy with nice carbonation. This was one smooth IPA.
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
( 750ml bottle ) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of pineapple, nuts, caramel, mango, and light pine and herbal notes. Flavor of hops (grass, pine, herbal), nuts, and caramel with a bitter finish.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a an amber body with an off white head. Floral faint citrus hops, honey, a touch of bread and wild spices. Floral hibiscus, funky leather tones. Hint of lemon. A Nice offering.
sayravai (4674) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 31, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottled, 0.75l) Clear red-copper with a very large, foamy, lasting and lacy head (burst out of bottle). Aromatic-pine-hoppy nose with exotic fruit and toffeeish malt. Flavor of toffeeish malt, aromatic piney hops, lots of fruit, dry and bitter finish. Medium body with slightly foamy, soft carbonation. Nicely hoppy, nicely balanced, reasonably low ABV. I like!
sunevdj (3176) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Bière Mondial 2009, Strasbourg. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Strong hoppy smells. Sweet with some dryness. Hints of residual sugars. Soft carbonation. Full bodied. Crispy dry finish with more hints of residual sugars. A very well balanced beer.