tiong (4010) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Kaisla, Helsinki
Pours dark orange / amber with a smooth foamy head. Aroma is quite malty with notes of fresh hops, orange and fruits. Taste is full, malty and slightly sweet with notes of caramel, toffee and hops. Nice bitter and fruity finish. Quite strong for an APA. Great, well balanced and tasty.
olio (6501) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Kaisla, Helsinki.
Pours cloudy amber orange colour with small head. Aroma of syrup, ripe fruits, sweet malts and resin. Flavour of syrup, corn, ripe fruits, malts and caramel. Familiar house flavour is present. A bit too sweet though.
BadAprilia1000 (284) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 12, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very beautiful hazy red/brown, gorgeous lacey head that will hang around reminiscent of a Duvel head, Aroma os sweet hops and floral notes. This beer is properly named OREgassmic, It is a very good APA, very hoppy punch your tastebuds in the mouth bite that finished with a flowery gorgeousness. BEAutiful beer will have this one again...
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sample at the 2nd Annual Top of the Hops Charlottesville, VA beer festival, 9/10/11. Pours a hazy dark orange color with a thin creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of citrus, berries and faint malts. The taste is toffee malts, berries and citrus. Medium bodied.
CanIHave4Beers (3351) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at El Bait Shop.
Pours a hazy orange color with a big thick white head and good lacing on the glass.
The aroma is fruity with orange and grapefruit as the dominant players, some little bit of caramel sneaks in but works pretty well with the citrus rind characteristics of the overall aroma
The flavor is really quite bitter in a very enjoyable way. Overall the beer is really pretty dry but also quite hoppy and fruity. Plenty of grapefruit and a little woodiness show well together as key flavors.
The carbonation level carries the bitterness of the beer very well and I’d not have guessed this beer to be of 7% abv, no real alcohol is apparent in either the flavor of the mouthfeel of the beer.
It got to tasting very nasty after I started eating hot wings, but that’s not the beers fault at all.
A very interesting and enjoyable take on the American Pale Ale.
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Barril. Deep golden colour, hazy, with a small off-white head. Aroma of fruity piney hops. Good mouthfeel. Flavour is fresh and fruity, piney, good hoppiness and a pleasant bitterness.
RGDave (113) - Lebanon, New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Iron Monkey, Jersey City NJ. Clean lines. Beer pours opaque brown - like the color of fresh apple cider. Not just hazy, mind you - totally mono-color brown. Good head retention. Attack is citrusy with some grapefruit overtones, body is think and mealy and wonderfully unfiltered - really neat experience. Finish is bitter at first and then clean - very interesting brew.
rougeau13 (2025) - Richmond, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly cloudy orange-copper, with a moderate off-white head with light lacing. Aroma of plum, pine, and caramel. Taste is malty with a touch of fruity sweetness and a moderate bitterness throughout. Medium bodied, somewhat smooth, and mildly dry. Solid pale ale.
iabeerguy (392) - Iowa, USA - AUG 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Reds Alehouse in NOrth Liberty, IA. Pours a cloudy \orange pour with a medium head. Smell of hops, bubblegum, and pine. Hoppy and somewhat sweet in flavor. A nice beer.
williamherbert (1328) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Barleywine-ish liqueur aroma; toffee sugar malts. Mahogany wood hop. Really malt-heavy though. Touch of spicy orange rind.
The apeparance is uber-cloudy amber orange, like the orange part of a Tequila Sunrise. Healthy finger of white head. Glorious.
The flavor is sweet, sugary malts, with citrus (specifically, orange and grapefruit) hops, that offset the malts perfectly. The malts are English -- sugary, crystal-like malts. Sweet and molasses-y.
Has a chewy feel; a total choker. Basically, it’s a low-gravity barleywine, which is fine with me. Absolutely outstanding.