MartinT (7317) - Montreal, Quebec, - DEC 2, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2008 My Bottom Line:
Orangey and wooden hops offer plenty of flavor and bitterness for the lean caramel malts to lift. This is a soothing hop fix of a Pale Ale.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the amber brightness.
-The hops are quite fruity, developing a wide range of citrus fruit.
-Dryness accompanies the finishing hop bitterness.
-Malts are not very sturdy, yet are able to aid the hop flight and get close to balance.
-Too bad about that 2005 GBBF draught fiasco; don’t focus on those ratings, but rather more recent ones; this can be quite good in the bottle.
-On tap, this revealed an even more exciting hop nose (resinous Warrior this time around) on top an able caramel base. A very good pale ale here. 3.5/5
Bottle at Flaveurs Bières et Caprices festival (3.3/5) and from the tap at Bir&Fud, Roma.
Countbeer (3680) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Served in a shaker glass:
Medium sized creamy off white foamy head on top of a hazy orange amber colored beer.
Lovely aroma of hops, hop fruits, some grapefruit, cotrus, pine, resin, some malts, chalk, yeast, crispy floral tones and some herbs.
Flavours of hops, hop bitters, hop fruits, grapefruit, pine, some resin, some citrus, some apricot, spices, floral tones, malts, wood, some chalk, bitters, some yeast, some herbs, hint of sugars (quickly dealt with-bye), some grass and leaves.
Aftertaste is a mix of hops, hop fruits, malts, yeast, bitters and floral tones.
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium to full body and a creamy texture.
Balanced, bitter, hoppy, lovely!
Niksko (207) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy amber with a finger of fine white head.
Nose is classic American pale ale. Lots of grapefruit backed by some orange and lemon notes, a bit of caramel sweetness and a bit of pepper from the EKG.
Once again, a classic APA on the palate. Some caramel sweetness and some orange and grapefruit flavours, followed by a measured grapefruit bitterness with just a hint of pine.
Body is medium and the carbonation was just what I want from an APA. Not too fizzy, but enough so that it doesn’t taste flat.
Those Italians really know what they’re doing. Nothing mind blowing, but a really excellent example of the style from somebody geographically a million miles away.
Jado (393) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 640 ml bottle. Pours a clear red-amber with a one-finger off-white head that laces well. Fine carbonation. Aromas of lemon, pine needles, flowers, light caramel and a touch of pepper. The taste starts out with some biscuity malt but that quickly gives way to a firm lemon zest bitterness with pine overtones. Slips away to a slightly sweet finish with a really nice peppery aftertaste. Like it a lot.
RW80 (123) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,7 cl bottle shared.
Amber body, normal head
Aroma of spices,caramel and some hops
Flavor sweet(caramel),a bit malty and a bit of citrus
It’s abit a Belgian Double ans A American Pale Ale.
medium body,sliglty sticky mouthfeel,average carbonation
StilleStorm (234) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
DWG. Bottle 33 cl. Pours hazy amber with foamy off-white head. Tropical fruit5, sweet malty and spicy nose. Taste much the same. Dry and crisp.
erickok (2839) - Tours, FRANCE - OCT 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber body, clean and small head. Simple aroma, foresty hops yet dimmed, dusty. Light caramel malts. Not terribly interesting. Light bitterness. Disappointing. (33cl bottle from Eataly Torino)
Geokkjer (5027) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of spices, citrus, grains, malt, some peppery notes and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty with some citrus, grapefruit, grains,licorice and grains. Medium body, average carbonation.
Piero1987 (537) - Sottochiesa, ITALY - SEP 29, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange with white persistent head. Nice citrus and malt caramel aroma. Light sweet with finish in bitterness and intense citrus and fruity flavour.
Desverger (877) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@Voldby ølmesse - Fuzzy amber pour with an off-white head. Caramel malts,with sweet hoppy fruits, sweet through to a bitter finish (D11)
Borup (4459) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at DØE 2013. Hazy dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, malt and caramel.