Stuu666 (2160) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours hazy golden, nose is citrus and pine taste is light, juicy fruits.
Ragnampiza (387) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - AUG 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle from Les Vignerons (Bottled on 22-05-2014) Light sunrise orange, slightly hazy, with a big, fluffy and persistent off white head. Despite being almost 3 months old, the aroma is amazing as soon as the cap went off. Fresh, pungent, resiny hops, sligtly tropical but definitely more citrusy. One dimensional but exactly what I’ve been digging lately. It does show its age in the taste, as the hoppiness feel a bit tired and the malt more prominent. Still quite bitter, juicy, pleasently dry and refreshing. Lingering fruity and honey like sweetness. A little bit more than average carbonation, light to medium body, creamy texture. Another great hoppy APA from Buxton.
laiti (5635) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ Black Door
Aroma has biscuits, citrusy hops and some orange. Flavour has aggressive hops, grapefruit and some pineapples. Finishes with some herbal hops and gooseberry bush. Refreshing and hoppy, excellent APA!
VastActiv (2793) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Black Door, Helsinki. Colour is slightly cloudy orange with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Fruits, resiny, sweetness, hops and malts.
IluvatarMilan (260) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg @ CBC Covent Garden - pours a nice, mostly opaque orange body. Fruity orange-y aroma, quite lively. Taste is dry, hoppy and fruity. Orange peels, some citrus. Solid bitterness, though not too flowery. The "sneaky bit of NZ" is easily noticeable and much appreciated: good tropical fruit hints. Somewhat malty and refreshing aftertaste. Quite full-bodied too.
jinroh (341) - ESTONIA - JUL 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,33 ml bottle at sauna. Nice golden and quite clear. Very refreshing aroma, dry and herbal hops. Taste is also quite light, full of light hp flavours, a bit of resins but they are also very light, almost not there. Malt base is there but you barely notice it, great beer for a hot day (or hot place). Good water. Feels lighter and with lower abv than it actually is. Well done.
Japalo (1159) - DENMARK - JUL 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg@buxton tap house. Amber haze. Two finger foam. Floral some tropical notes. . Nice lively carbonAtion. Light gentle mouthfeel. Maybe NZ pacific hop ;). Like it.
ianwelby (468) - SCOTLAND - JUL 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Note: I got a bit carried away and just poured it, forgetting to check the bottle which advised leaving the yeast in the bottom.)
Golden-amber beer with a frothy head and a light, orange/citrus aroma. Flavour is initially sharp and bitter but it mellows out with a sweet citrus flavour to balance it out. Somewhat floral in the mouth as well. Quite tasty.
GBZ59 (1116) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - JUL 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Grifo en L´Espumossa (Barcelona). Vaso Shaker. Color naranja profundo y apariencia nublada. Esponjosa espuma blanca y cremosa corona con bastante buena retención. Intensas notas de pino, resinas, fruta tropical –pomelo y piña- y aromas de maltas moderadamente tostadas. Sabores herbales, de granos dulces y picantes al primer sorbo que son barridos por agudos toques de piel cítrica y resinas. Cuerpo medio y carbonatación moderadamente alta. Textura densa. El amargor lo inunda todo aunque las maltas – como sutiles trazos de galleta- afloran en el intermedio para frenarlo. Final seco y sensación reseca en el retrogusto. Buena cerveza aunque peligrosamente cerca de resultar desequilibrada.
On-tap @ L´Espumossa (Barcelona). Shaker glass. Dark orange color, cloudy appearance. White foam & creamy crown showing fairly good retention. Intense pine, resinous, tropical fruit –grapefruit & pineapple- notes & mild toasted malt aromas. Herbal, sweet grain & spicy flavors at first sip are blown up by sharp citric zest & resinous touches. Medium body. Moderately high carbonation. Dense texture. Bitterness flows all over but malts –as subtle biscuit hues- arise in the middle to tie it. Dry finish & dried aftertaste. Nice beer but dangerously close of being unbalanced.
Beersiveknown (2882) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home from Redmonds
mid hazy amber with thin white lacing. Pithy orange hops on nose, fairly prickly carbonation, big lupulin bitter hit, full bodied, slightly chalky and plenty of grapefruit pithiness. Punchy but more brash than balanced, like some of the less enjoyable kernels.