MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 mL bottle. Pours fairly light yellow w/ a bit of foam. Piney, bitter, yet clean hops. Very clean, subtle malt profile as well. Would’ve liked a stronger malt backbone to support the hops, but that’s just me. Not too crazy about the the all-Pilsner malt.
Strykzone (5500) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the brewpub. Nicely hopped. Not over done. Floral with a lot of subtlety. Some pine. Really nicely done. Subtle and flavorful. Nice combination.
bierkoning (11040) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Blonde. Grassy citric leavy aroma. Thinnish, but a firm grassy citric hopbitter flavor. leavy, slightly herbal. The herbalness in lingering on in the aftertaste. Nice one.
Douberd (3127) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Double Mountain The Vaporizer) Bottle 500 ml at home, served into a shaker, ABV 6%
Pale yellow colour on the body, a bit cloudy. Two fingers of white thick head on top, with very good retention. Spots of lacig left around the glass.
Aroma has light hops, something off though here, like cigarette ash or burned paper.
Not much going on taste-wise, light lemon, some grass, hints of hops. Good bitterness on the finish and the aftertaste though.
Medium thin body, good carbonation. Mildly dry on the palate.
Thompson (424) - - APR 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium white head.. yellow/orange opage to clear colour.. smell malts some (little hops) grassy.. taste
Bitter on the last bit of ya tongue but lacks hops... shared by benzai....
DutchDrebus (4663) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ benzai. Pale clear yellow colour, with a small white head. Smells malts, pine. Tastes malts, some hops, slightly pine. Misses something. Thin to medium body, soft carbo.
Benzai (9897) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus and Thompson. Hazy pale yellow golden color, full sized white head that lasts for quite a while. Aroma is lightly malts, some hops but also a bit sweaty. Taste lightly malts, lightly hops, hayish, only a hint of bitter. Average body and carbonation. Drinkable but not very good imo.
darb85 (146) - Canton, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good. Not great. Mellow with a bit of hop finish. Not bad just not amazing. A little thin
mjik83 (943) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,50cl flesje via Het Bierhuis, Breda
Alcoholpercentage van 6%
Uitgeschonken in blanco 0,5l glas
Uiterlijk: goudkleurig met dikke schuimkraag
Aroma en smaak: hoppig, bloemig, fruitig door de Challenger hop, flinke bitterheid in nadronk
Conclusie: smakelijk Pale Ale, sowieso is Amerikaanse hop erg aangenaam
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Bulk_Carrier (2667) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a soft golden yellow color with a nice transparency about it allowing some light carbonation to be seen rising to fill a one finger white foamy head that dissipated in a nice rocky sort of way. Thick messy lacing stuck to the glass nicely.
The smell had a dry piney to speckled sprucy citrus, fresh and bright thorough and a light grassiness.
The taste was sweet and tried to a balance a dry sort of bitterness which actually came out more in the finish. The aftertaste was sticky sweet.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionable aspect to it. The carbonation seemed to be a bit smoother than other APA’s, still good.
Overall, I say this was a wonderful APA. The dry hopping did this beer well.
williamstome (1318) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 3, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gold pour, small white head. Mild floral aroma, flavor is citrus, flowers... a bit thin, bitter finish