lobs_ols (362) - LATVIA - DEC 31, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2015 Transparent amber, strong white head. Light hoppy aroma, nothing specific. Medium bitterness with some toasty notes, balanced body and bitter-ish finish. Okay, but nothing spectacular.
probstblueribbon (3277) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle from LCBO via my bro, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: Cloudy deep amber with a reasonable light tan head.
Aroma: Juicy, fruity hops, lots of grapefruit, some pine and resin, a bit dusty, caramel malt, floral and perfumed notes.
Palate: Medium body, fairly lively carbonation.
Flav.: Much like the nose with lots of fruity, perfumed hops, restrained caramel maltiness, a bit dusty, pine and resin in the background; dry with reasonable bitterness and a lovely hoppy finish.
It was worth the wait.
hangunder (305) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells really nice, a lot of malt but a bunch of tropical, citrus and stone fruit notes as well. Relatively clear golden color, streaming effervescence, long lasting white head. Tastes delicious , juicy tropical hops and sweet malt upfront, finishes more bitter, leafy notes. Tons of flavor for this pale ale, the maltyness just seems to get in the way a bit. Medium bodied and average carbonation.
teddybeer (2714) - Paris, FRANCE - DEC 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drak golden color with a white head with good retention and medium lacework. Aroma has notes of pine, some herbal, and citrus hints. Flavor has a decent bitterness, citrusy and resins notes, with hints of grapefruit. Bittery final with a fresh mouthfeel, easy drinkable.
SarkyNorthener (2923) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beer 1 of my mini buxton night. Bottle thanks to s_hartshorne for christmas. Amber beer with large head. Aroma of grapefruit, citrus and hoppy. Taste is grapefruit, pithy, moderate pine resin and hoppy. Very good start to the buxton beers tonight.
JoeMcPhee (8962) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale amber-orange pour with a thick white head. The nose is softly fruity and a little bit hoppy. Orange peel and a fairly bright grapefruity citrus aroma. It’s got a bit of a spicy/earthy backnote on it that I quite like. Has a little bit of crackery malt along with a bit of lingering bitterness. Has a touch of soft lingering spiciness. Really lovely brew.
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from the LCBO - Christmas Eve 2014 rate!! Fairly clear light amber pour, very large and lasting fluffy off-white head. Nice simple floral aroma, light citrus, some alcohol - pleasant, a nice tang to it as well. Taste follows - more lemon, less flower character, nice and dry- simple, but it held up well on its travels. Average body and carbontion, medium finish, a little dry and tingly in the aftertaste. I would like to have this one on tap - I think it would get a 0.2 bump.
Travlr (15635) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Hazy amber color, off white head. Aroma of mixed tropical fruit and citrus. Taste has grapefruit, pine. Very nice.
joe19612 (2107) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2014 Bottle. Pours a dark orange colour with a fluffy white head, aroma is is fruity with plenty of tropical fruit, taste is bitter with hops with s dry bitter finish.
Listigovers (482) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells strongly of pineapple, some sweet malty scent in the background, a bit of bubblegum. Golden pour, clear, dense white head which dissipates quickly. Bready malt flavour, somewhat bitter, medium-light bodied, not too carbonated, hop flavours are well balanced by the malts. Tons of smell and flavour without being overpowering in any one factor, this is a nice one.