brokensail (15638) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 9, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Cellarmaker. Finally getting to try this. About damned time. Hazed yellow beer with a white head. Mango, peach, pineapple, and grapefruit on the nose. Nice stuff. Tart/acidic tropical fruits, plenty of citrus, and some mild herbal qualities. A soft, bready, biscuity malt profile comes through as well. A touch of bitterness on the back end. Maybe a bit of orange peel and pith. Solid offering.
marcus (8903) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 30, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Cellarmaker. Pours cloudy blonde with a thick off-white head and a huge citrus aroma. There is a full-bodied pal malt flavor, very dry, very citrus.
dpitinga (85) - Mountain View, California, USA - APR 3, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2016 Requiem for a style? Some of Cellarmaker’s pale ales (including this one) are like a blank canvas with relatively few phenols from yeast and essential oils from grain; just body from residual sugar and protein and some modest bitterness from bittering hops.The brewer then paints on this canvas with one, two, or three hops with high flavor intensity (8-9, as measured by Charles Faram: http://www.charlesfaram.co.uk/hop-varieties/?filte and ends up with a beverage analog to Kazimir Malevich’s "Red Cavalry" (1930). This is probably my favorite style, but it seems to be under critical attack these days from knowledgeable people like Stan Hieronymus, who think pale ales should not be flavor-hop forward: http://appellationbeer.com/blog/some-bitterness-to Balance is not always a virtue...
Pyrmir (5411) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at CBC15. Pale yellow with white head. Aroma of pale malt and fruit; mango, grapefruit, peach and apricot. Taste has malt, dough, mango, peach, apricot and grapefruit. Medium bitter with a fruity finish
Borup (11044) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at CBC 2015. Hazy golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of citrus, malt, hops, fruit, bitterness and pine.
hackobock (3291) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
May 1, 2015. Tap at CBC 2015.
Hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma is fruity with pineapple, mango, papaya, citrus and biscuit. Taste is light to medium sweet, soft bitterness. Finish is light sweet fruity and grassy bitter. Light to medium bodied, average carbonation.
ansalon (2779) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
CBC 2015. Pours a pale yellow with a low white head. Aromas of mango, grapefruit, peach and apricot. Taste is mango, peach, apricot and grapefruit. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.
haukur (1665) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUL 11, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden yellow looks, huge citrus and peach notes in the aroma. Extremely drinkable, really hoppy, loads of fruit notes. Dry. One of the better pale ales in the world
Theis (15098) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at MikkellerBar. CBC Week 2015. Clear yellow/golden - white head. Nice fresh hoppy. Ok bitterness. Ok malty. Light tropical. Knækbrød. Light zesty. Light pepper. Nice.
chrisv10 (14833) - DENMARK - JUN 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
CBC. Hazy golden with medium white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hop, citrus, grapefruit, earthy and pine. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, grapefruit, earthy, little sweet, little dry and medium bitter.