flying_pig (1001) - SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml Can from Virginia, USA as a gift:
Hoppy with some pine & tropical fruits, there is some strong citrus too & lots of bitterness. Grapefruit, orange & lemon zest come through with faint malts & caramel.
Hazy, red tinged amber with a 1.5cm, bubbly white head that leaves some lacing on the sides of the glass as it slowly reduces to a fine lacing with some build up on the sides.
Bitter with plenty of grapefruit, resinous pine & tropical fruits. There’s some citrus before some pale malts come through. The hops definitely come through most with this one & it’s quite refreshing.
Very bitter with a medium body, maybe a touch lighter. Carbonation is good & it’s quite dry, particularly at the end. I enjoyed the balance here & there was just the faintest touch of alcohol but it’s a very drinkable beer.
Not a bad first beer from Washington DC, this one was very enjoyable without going down as a classic. The taste and smell were certainly hop filled & well balanced with the pine and tropical flavours offset by the pale, sweet malts which could have been stronger but were pleasant ones nonetheless.
AWISLguy (1423) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Drake - thanks Dan for the throw-in, hitting a DC brew for me! Pours orangey amber with an off-white head leaving spongy lace. Aroma has citrus, caramel and pine, with some woodiness. Orange juice, light pineapple, a huge caramel malty back-end and some earth/wood bring the flavor. Medium bodied and sticky. Finishes more sweet than bitter. Solid, tasty, pale. 13.9
Maxbier (398) - Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy copper color with white head. Pleasant pine aroma. Nice balanced caramel malt and citrus pine hoppyness. This is a great pale.
SirLimpsalot (2359) - SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A@ SBWF 2014: rätt fräsch, tydlig humle, fin bitterhet men lite för enkel.
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TBone (12992) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can at SBWF2014.
Hazy amber color, small white head. Pale malty, leafy aroma. Light-bodied. A bit sweet front: fruits and some candy. Pale malty. Short piney nose. Balanced.
olsvammel (3552) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at SBWF 2014. Hoppy smell with citrus. Similar taste. Refreshing and hoppy summer beer.
omhper (19956) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Canned at SBWF. Hazy pale amber, small head. Dry with medium body and well rounded mouthfeel. Laid back with bready malt and grapefruity hops. Mid bitter finish. well made.
gyllenbock (5027) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at SBWF 2014. A bit hazy copper with a white head. Aroma and taste of hops, grapefruit, orange and hay. Quite refreshing. A descent one.
Daytonbeer (665) - Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful pour. Amber with off-white head and tons of lacing. Moderate to heavy carbonation. Aroma is light...grain and floral hops. Taste is very well balance and smooth with a pleasant bitter aftertaste. Good easy drinking brew.
EithCubes (5088) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz can. Nose is very woody, dry with light citrus, caramel. Pours amber-orange with red highlights throughout, avg carb and a lacing, rocky beige head. Watery light body with caramel, lots of soapy / cleansing hops, low resin and bitterness, juicy citrus, plenty of earth and dull (decomposing) pine [actually, spruce does seem to be more on the money somehow], some spice. There’s some depressing sag in the caramel and woody/earthy hop character, but clean and easily-downed. Just wouldn’t want a second.