elamericano (32) - Moscow, USA - SEP 29, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Am I missing something? Not sure what the big deal is with this beer. Weak fruity aroma. Pours a medium amber with little head. Perhaps I’m drinking it too cold, but taste is thin and almost one-dimensional. Not a bad offering, but nothing special.
pdx77 (784) - Oregon, USA - SEP 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Deschutes Brewery & Public House. 2013 fresh hop version. Hazy amber color. Aroma is fresh citrus, tropical fruit, floral hints, and light malt. Taste is similar to aroma, with a grapefruit fresh hop bitterness. Fresh tart floral finish.
JackinPdx (1) - Gresham, USA - SEP 29, 2013 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I get the "citrus" references, but what I taste more elementally is a full fruity overtone combined with a robust coffee-like undertone, with an understated and very pleasant light acidic after-taste. There are more in-your-face, "slap you upside the head", wrench your salivary glands from their roots, selections in this category. For me however, the Deschutes Mirror Pond Ale has struck the near-perfect balance of a smooth, fruit scented nose, with a slightly dark coffee tinted underbelly nuance. Delightful.
Rrauth (906) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Cosmo at lv. Palate is gone. Can't taste it. I'm sure it's fine. Try it
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Karstenborg (97) - DENMARK - SEP 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a golden-orange color. Head is off-white. Aroma is citrus and hops. Taste is light sweetness
Jesterdeal (1469) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Yards. Aroma was heavy malt, dark citrus peel and slight plum. Pours murky amber with an ok head. Taste was citrus peel (grapefruit and orange) and caramel malt. All in all, too "dark" tasting for a pale ale. I suspect this one may have sat too because it tasted pretty dull.
Benzai (5754) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle shared with Dutchdrebus and Martinus @ weekly tasting. Clear orange color, medium sized off - white head. Aroma is a bit weird surprisingly: malts, lightly hops, slightly leaves, and ehm...seriously, I don’t know, but it’s weird. Taste is a bit better, but it doesn’t convince me. Lightly hoppy, lightly malts, again a bit weird. Disappointing.
DutchDrebus (3089) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ benzai thx to benzai. Hazy orange colour with a small to medium off-white to beige head. Smells autumn leafs, lettuce, hops, sweet, caramel. Tastes some hops, caramel, some honey, sweet, watery. Thin body, soft body.
stouby (3428) - Holbæk, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Clear orangey with a beige head, nice lacings. Aroma medium malty (caramel) and hoppy (floral). Flavor medium sweet and bitter, light spicy. Medium body.
charlotte (3813) - rødovre, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle.Amber colour with small head.Aroma is spicey with flavor of tosted malt and Herbs,also hint of cirtus and bread,nice well balanced and mild dusty finish.