drjoeng (935) - SINGAPORE - NOV 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
5.5%ABV. Pale Ale.
Poured out of the bottle a deep clear amber. 16ºSRM.
Nose is full of orange bloosoms, ripe Valencia oranges, kumquats and has a floral component to it suggestive of orchids.
Mouthfeel is carbonated and soapy. There are pale malt flavors of water biscuit and wheat toast. There are some nice roasted barley flavor notes, rough cracked barley, grits, and nutty flavors of almonds and hazelnuts.
Finish is medium with a piney, resinous finish with a surprisingly brief bitter finish.
Overall, an experience that is characteristic of a pale ale AND an IPA.
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andrewje41 (2964) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle purchased for less than your usual soda. Bottle purchased at Special Brews. Pours an oily yellow color with a full inch of foaming head that lasts. A full coating of foam lacing to go with it as well. So these guys are over 5000 batches now, it’s kinda cool to see one hang on for this long. I can totally see why, the beer is solid. Huge hop character through the aroma. Flavor closely matches with a grapefruit, lemon like fruit background. Piney through both. Mild citrus splash finish, and quite cool. This beer was so fine. Very tasty. Lovely. Delicious. Quite piquant for sure. Any other adjective really. I mentioned it before in my last rating of a Drakes beer, but it seems like I never really saw there stuff around this area until recently. So far all has been good, and this beer is no exception. I really tried to make this rating wordy enough to reach as many characters as this beers batch number is, but this challenge has proved much harder than I originally thought. I have a strange history of every 100 ratings or so throwing in a rating or two that rambles on for so long I have to wonder if people think it’s just plain dumb, if I earn a chuckle or two, or if anyone reads it at all. In my opinion, these ratings are for my own personal knowledge, and if I feel like making this a game of my own than that’s cool. The way I see it, it’s a semi memorable rating for a very memorable beer. 1500 isn’t so hard, one thing for sure, that’s a lot of beer.
thetmaxx (905) - West Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 31, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap Folsom. I’ve had this before but not rated it, wtf. Anyways. Slightly citrus aroma, slightly grainy. Not enough hops. Flavor is also a bit grainy. Meh
Oscbert (1253) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong earthy grassy floral, citrusy hop aroma with bready malt
Pours a hazy golden color with small wispy white head
Earthy floral hop flavor with citrus and plenty of bready malt to balance it out
Medium light bodied with medium co2, lingering hop flavor but not bitter.
Enjoyable session beer for hop lovers. I could easily drink a few of these
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Ron (3616) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Base Camp Pizza in LT. Pours a a golden orange, slight head. Aroma is crisp and piney, very light amber. Body is medium-lively, finish slightly sweet, with some lingering bitterness. Very crisp and subtle, really a great example of the style.
hawthorne00 (3542) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pale amber with a white head that lasts pretty well. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, oranges, peach, light bread. Light bodied, medium high carbonation with a little creaminess behind. Just a little sweet bready malt, some earth, lots of fruit - as much peach as citrus - less pine than suggested by the aroma but it combines with enough bitterness at the end to keep it from being fruit saladish. Very good, wished it were a little less fizzy.
fonini (37) - porto alegre, BRAZIL - JUN 14, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
thanks nathan. very dry and aromatic of this fresh beer. 2 weeks old. i need more.
Squizzle (248) - Ashland, Oregon, USA - JUN 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In a bottle. Pretty good. Can definitely taste the hops. Its pretty light though. I liked it fine with sushi and a peach.
GenDV138 (6105) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2-4 oz bottle pour at SAVOR 2015’s Saturday night session. Yellow with off-white head. Aromas of floral and citrus notes. Tastes of same with a bit of pine. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Pretty enjoyable.
mikem409 (1986) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Color is light orange with solid white head. Aroma of citrus and grass.tadte is easy drinking lots of citrus.