piscator34 (1863) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, - APR 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sample. Pale amber in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of faint citric and floral hops and rich pale and caramel malts. Malt forward in the mouth, but with enough dryness and hop to provide balance. Soft mouthfeel with mild bitterness. Kind of average overall.
Rune (7203) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 355ml bottle. One-finger sized, beige head leaving fragile lacing behind. Copper coloured body, slightly cloudy. Aroma is very fresh with apricot, mango, and peach. Balanced taste character of semi-dry tropical fruits and caramel malts followed by a nice bittersweet ending. Soft carbonated. Smooth in the mouth. Fine bodied. Pleasing (kindly shared by djoeye, Tromsø 27.02.2014).
Whids (42) - - MAR 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours beautiful amber hue with 2 finger white head. Citrus on the nose. Very well balanced, nice malt and uber grapefruit bitter finish. Quite enjoyable and look forward to having another.
schlitzfaced (39) - Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
poured bottle into pint glass, pours a amber orange with a thick head that dissapates into a thin head. Aroma is nice. More malt than hops.
Brenhophead (510) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355mL bottle. Pours a lightly cloudy amber with an off white head and a very light grassy/grapefruit aroma. A big resinous piney hit as it hits the tongue, after a time on the mouth i get some citrus and sweet toffee malt with a dry bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Lubiere (9299) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A lightly hazed amber ipa with a thick frothy mocha head. In aroma, nice biscuit malt with smooth piney floral hops, grapefruit pulp, very nice. In mouth, a nice biscuit malt with floral hops, grapefruit pulp, citrusy goodness. On tap at Yard House Honolulu.
nathan30533 (520) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good hoppy but balanced pale ale. Good feel and great looking. Smell and taste the hops.
kmccrea (4) - Stow, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer pours an amber hue. It has a nice hop profile and is great because it is not a palate wrecker. The head is medium and keeps well. I would definitely keep this in my fridge for having a couple now and then.
ADesenberg (457) - Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pours a reddish amber color with a nice light tan head. Aromas are citrus, and some fruitiness... very tropical aromas. Taste is nice, that great bitter grapefruit bite. This is a solid drinker. Enjoyed this as a solid beer.
johnnymusky (52) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
very tasty beer ....pours amber....big head....minimal lacing....fruity ,hoppy ...not too bitter....i need another.....bartender!
ARH (105) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2014 12oz bottle poured into a Stone IPA specialty glass. Caramel and roasted grain kick off the aroma followed shortly thereafter by a grassy, floral hop note. Some orange and apricot aromas start coming through as well as a very faint damp aroma. Late in the drink, I could also begin to pick up some raisin and resin notes. This pours beautifully. A clear, sparkling orange-amber color topped by a massive, soft, pillowy head (slightly off-white in color) that leaves an abundant, splotchy, cloud-like lacing down the glass. This beer superbly balances a medium level sweetness and bitterness. The medium body has some richness to it and goes does smooth and syrupy - maybe eveb a bit sticky as it warms up. Suprisingly, there’s not as much carbonation as the head lead me to believe; maybe a moderate amount of very soft carbonation. The malty mouthfeel consists primarily of toasted bread and toffee, with some minor qualities of raisin, milk caramel candy, and perhaps a slight blackberry. It finishes with a light grassy and grapefuit finish. I detected a slight hint of butter in the finish too as it warmed, but it almost added to the syrup quality rather than detract the flavors. The aftertaste is a very mellow toasted toffee and toast with some resin like hop quality. The toast ends up dominating the aftertaste (although dominating seems like much too strong a word for what it is) that does linger for a bit - probably becoming more of a buttered toast when it’s all said and done.