DylansDad (581) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 3, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle at end of best before. Pop the cap, great aroma of sweet juicy fruity hops. Aroma dies down in the glass head disappears quickly leaving some lacing. Taste is citrus hops but thin watery and muted. Underwhelming, but I will definitely try a fresh one if I find it.
Staffan47 (906) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Platt. Luktar honung så det sjunger om det. Det är ju lite onödigt kan jag tycka
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear dark copper colour with thick creamy off white head leaving phenomenal lace all the way up the glass. Aroma is tropical fruit, and sweet malt. Flavour is mild grapefruit, pine, a nice moderate bitterness throughout without being harsh and overall kinda dry. Aroma is a bit light.
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear amber with a frothy light brown head o the top. Aroma of huge grassy and citrus hops with a little bit of malt hiding in the background. Taste is pretty much all hops, citrus, some grass and a grape like cab sauv. Finishes dry and kinda champagnee again like a cab sauv. A very interesting take on the style of beer but overall needs more malt backbone or less hops.
badmansam (58) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg @ Jolly Butchers 2013/4/1 Good beer. Lovely colour and aroma but not so much bang for your buck. Find it particularly inconsistent but this was one of the better ones.
makromaniak (149) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2013 Pours clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is fruity and hoppy. Flavour is a fruitfest with grass and nicely hopped. Cool beer.
GoufCustom (1529) - HONG KONG - MAR 28, 2013
2.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml bottle bought at Biere von Irene in Yuen Long. Batch No. 566.
Cloudy, hazy dull ruby purplish-red colour; Very thin head and residual beige foam which fades in 20 seconds; Minimal lacing with active carbonation; Very fragrant aroma of raisin, floral, plum, dark fruit, light cherry, sparkling wine and sugar; Minimally sweet taste of light malt with light citrus, grapes, cream crackers, pines, herbs and light hops Med to light body, thin but slick palate; Taste profile is initially muted, no taste at all for a couple of seconds, then it hits you with the very light, dry biscuit malt plus light citrus, grapes, spices and herbal hops. All in really light dose. Hoppiness concentrates on aromas, and bitterness is very light, with mild astringency as finish. Pretty dry after taste, very easy to mouth.
Comments: I had high hope for this one before opening it, I wish I didn’t. Its fruity aroma is really nice and attractive, but the taste does not match, very muted and flat, and failed to spark my interest. The use of Simcoe and Chinook hops make some interesting piney hoppiness, but it’s still light. Even Mendocino’s Red Tail Ale tastes more exciting than this one. Its overall impression is underwhelming and disappointing. Would another batch be better? I don’t wanna bet.
anfractuosity (315) - - MAR 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tastes malty - wasn’t really to my taste though
Unde (827) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Scent has pine like feel, with some bitterness. Appearance is red with minimalist head. Taste has earth like-qualitys, some pine wood and hints of bitter fruits. Bitterness is in nice balance, not too powerful. Very pleasant red ale.
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2013 The overriding taste is one of bitterness which may be too much for some people, bit too much for me! A lovely appearance of deep red-Brown with gentle fizzing and a thick cream head. Some toffee in the nose. A slight astringent quality which fades into a pronounced bitter aftertaste. Hoppy, basically tastes like a modern, standard hop laden ipa with an extra tartness. Best slightly warmer than fridge temperature- let it warm up a bit!