Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
As "Hop Harvest", but same, a fresh hop beer with Rostrevor. Pale, hazy, loose head. The Rostrevor hop brings a slightly lemony, slightly tropical character. Mod bitter w cohumulone, gets only a touch chewy but also orangey and refreshing.
olio (5125) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, Tampere.
Pours clear golden color with a large frothy head. Aroma has some floral hops, lemony fruits, faint herbal notes, pale malts and caramel. Flavour is also very hoppy and fruity, caramel and hay also. Somewhat bitter fruity palate, dry finish. Good.
lusikka (5175) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, Tampere. Pours a clousy yellow colour with a white foamy chunky. Aroma of strong herbal notes, green tea and citrus. Flavour of strong herbal hoppiness, pale malts, pungent grapefruit and apricot. Light bodied and high carbonation. Nice lingering bitter finish with a foamy mouthfeel. Good.
VastActiv (2014) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0.33l at Black Door, Helsinki. Bottled 28/03/13. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, grape, hops and malts.
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FatPhil (8349) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle (Hilpea Hauki, Helsinki)
Initially a massively fruity aroma, pineapple, mango, tons of peach, even some lychee. Once the fruit blast is gone, there’s some leaf tobacco. Hazy to cloudy orange, Utterly enormous sticky off-white head. Quite a refreshing palate, not watery, but certainly light, crisp crbonation, as I expected from the head. Brief, but tasty sweetish malts, and nice fruitiness, as promised. Even though it’s brief, it doesn’t desert you, the bittering hops are quite interesting, they give you a pretty darn big tingle, that does persist. 4.4% beer done right.
gnoff (7328) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught, part of a tasting paddle, at Union Hotel in Newtown, Sydney, on July 11, 2013.
Cloudy honey color, white head. Hoppy, citrus, malty, fresh taste. Medium yet fizzy mouthfeel, high bitterness, though well balanced. Sweet, hoppy, citrus scent.
Leighton (9638) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Beer Temple - Amsterdam. Pours clear yellow with a fine, white cream head. Has a kind of odd gasoline note and a bit of toasty hay. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Finishes with grass, touches of rindy citrus and dry straw bitterness. Meh.
ShaneJ (386) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Slowbeer. Hazy amber, lasting, frothy head, aromas of passionfruit, fresh cut grass, lemon zest, good bitterness, resin/pine, some malt sweetness to balance it all out. A very good pale.
Jado (423) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - APR 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a slightly cloudy amber with a thich white head that sticks around. Moderate carbonation. The nose is amazing, with a huge whack of passionfruit, papaya, melon and pepper. The taste is dominated by passionfruit, but a note of pine resin comes through too with moderate bitterness, before some lemon, spice and malt. Quite a clean finish, but leaves a light fruity aftertaste. Excellent Aussie pale ale.
MrHangover (2072) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ beer temple. Pours a clear pale color with a nice, frothy head. Aroma is full of hops resins. Tangerine, orange, grapefruit. Flavor is incredibly hoppy. Nice balanced bitter. Very juicy.