elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at brewery. Pours a opaque brown with a thick white head. Aroma is mostly cascade hop. Tastes of caramel malt and hop mostly. Palate is a little sticky with a strong malt finish. Decent.
Grumbo (942) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at the Ale House, Chelmsford. Pours a cloudy amber colour with a small white head. Aroma of hop, caramel, bread and sweet malt. Medium sweetness, bitterness comes through. Very drinkable but not got the wow factor this style can deliver.
DialSquare (3666) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle from Kroger in Grandview: gold pour, thin white head. aroma of pine, tea, bready. tastes are pine, tropical fruit, grassy, herbal, bread. clean finish. light herbal bitter. nice background warmth.
MarcoDL (3219) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden orange color. Aroma of peachy caramel and citrus. Taste of peach, orange, sweet caramel and mild citrus. Quite malty, it’s a bit folder I think. Still nice.
fdomig (614) - München, GERMANY - NOV 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
339ml bottle at RedHot Munich. Atoma is light strawberries, light sweet fruits. Appearance is light cloudy yellow with a white foam. Medium bitter. Good.
SkillsFactory (281) - ITALY - NOV 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dorata limpida, leggermente velata, schiuma bianca fine di bassa persistenza.
Aroma di passion fruit in primo piano, mango e ananas meno evidenti, leggera crosta di pane, leggermente citrica, arancia candita.
Al palato sempre passion fruit, ananas, scorza d'arancia, amaro agrumato; lunga coda amaricante agrumata mista a crosta di pane, accompagnata da una nota zuccherina che stempera la componente luppolata.
Corpo medio, leggermente acquosa, mediamente carbonata.
Maxbier (722) - Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear gold with thin white head. Slightly boozy apricot aroma. Some bitterness up front. Sweet malt some citrus grapefruit and a hit of pine. Apricot pine finish.
dogbomb (1117) - ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours gold with a quite quickly thinning white head. Nose is strong! You can smell thing thing from a mile away! Mango, pineapple, malts, tangerine. Very full flavour in the mouth. Initial biscuits and toffee, mango and tropical fruits. A warmth across the tongue, a little whisky. Warmth AND flavour filling the mouth. Delicious!
Alengrin (3685) - BELGIUM - NOV 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brooklyn’s IIPA with stable, moussy, off-white, thinnish head and light peachy blonde colour, hazy. Aroma of orange peel, grapefruit, biscuit, green apple, lemon zest, flowers, dry white wine, kiwi, lemongrass. Crisp, restrainedly fruity onset, hints of mango, lychee and kiwi, supple body with soft carbo, smooth lightly caramelly malt base, bit bready, very pleasant and well in balance with the hoppiness in the finish, which provides a ton of citrusy and floral aromas retronasally; bittering power, however, remains fairly limited for the style. Not too abrasive even for a double IPA, more on the elegant, balanced side of the style.
gam (3737) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear gold pour decent head aromas biscuit citrus grain the flavours citrus grain wheat corn apricot medium bitter lemon strong flavours marmalade notes the finish goes down well grain and hop tastes lasting bitter sweetness okay ale
themightyjag (294) - - NOV 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle from Beerhawk.
Thin white head, little lacing. Slightly hazy orange body. Nose is earthy, citrus. Flavour is balance of earthy and citrus hops, burnt orange finish. Hints of booze linger. Good mouthfeel, medium carbonation, fairly chewy. Interesting combination of English and US hops.