joergen (20640) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Stockholm Beerfestival.
Clear golden coloured with a white head.
Aroma of malts, caramel, hops and pine needles.
Flavour of malts, caramel, hops and pine needles.
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. dark yellow color. large creamy head. nice hoppy aroma. hops are soft. perhaps a little too thin.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from Kenb just because he wanted to send me some beer- after AIC screwed me over. Pours a nice slight hazy medium gold and a frothy white head. Aroma is citrusy lemon with some light grapfruit and light malt. Nice sticky hop flavor with some more light toasted malts. Finish is nice and crisp with a dry bitterness in the end. Really nice well made APA.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 13, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted 13/09/2006. 12oz bottle from BrewNZ.
Almost bright, copper, with a brief and airy white head. Big caramel malt aroma jumps out at first, then becomes very subdued beneath the low-key orange, spruce and mineral yeast notes. Good malt presence up front, quite sweet, with toffee and fruity hops in the middle. Then there’s a big bitterness on exit and a huge lingering grapefruit hop flavour. Huge... becomes a little medicinal unfortunately. Medium weight, light-medium carbonation. Certainly one for the hopheads. Good one, maybe a little tired.
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was far more hoppy than I expected from an American pale, more like a west coast IPA. Great pine and citrus hops with a long bitter finish. Cloudy unfiltered amber to orange with a small head. Sweet malts, hops, and a long hop finish. Better than I expected.
hopscotch (9055) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... NTB Ernesto Festo ’06... Hazy golden ale with orange highlights and a small, fizzy, white head. The aroma is very "West Coast"... floral and fruity with plenty of grapefruit and pine. Sturdy malt and sturdy hops result in a well-balanced flavor. Medium-bodied and silky with lively carbonation. Mid-length, evenly bitter finish. A shout goes out to kenb for providing this bottle!
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Dark golden in colour with a rather large head. Wellbalanced and round. Malty and hoppy with a nice dryness. Hints of fruits and spices.
ohnoitskristin (62) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - SEP 3, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Very sweet, aromatic smell that runs over into the taste. Lots of activity and hops is the overlaying flavor. Medium body with a crisp finish on the palate. Overall a nice beer to kick-back and enjoy.
beerabill (14) - Silverdale, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Floral aroma. Taste is hops creamy fruit candy. Good head that slowly settles. Good lacing. Nice aftertaste, a good smooth pale.
unclemattie (4157) - Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I sampled this bottle at King Estate Winery. light amber in color. aroma contains a hint of pine, medium bodied