mR_fr0g (8921) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at the bottle shop during the tap takeover. A clear golden yellow coloured pour with no head. Aroma is nutty cereal grains, honey, slightly stale, hints of lemon rind. Flavour is composed of light bready grains, white bread, stale cereal grains hint of lemon, grassy citrus. Palate is semi sweet and crisp, moderate carbonation.
msbernac (1853) - Krakow, POLAND - AUG 23, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance-amber, hazy, white foam,
Taste-medium bitterness, light sweetness, lightly sour,
Palate-medium body, slick feel, lively, long finish,
brnandersen (3252) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle from Systembolaget. Hazy golden colour with an amber tint. Thin, white head. Fruity aroma with citrus, grapefruit, floral hops, pale malts and a lightly toasted note. Taste is bitter. Medium body with a creamy texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes dry and bitter with citrus fruits and pale malts. Nice and fresh APA.
Humlehode (585) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Crowbar. Pours clear pale golden. Pine, citrus aroma. Light bodied. Standard pale ale.
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ClubGonzo (5406) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden body with a medium white head. Nose is wet grass, grapefruit, red fruits and hints of pale malts, caramel and pine. Taste is pine, wet grass, red fruits and hints of caramel, grapefruit and straw. Medium to light body, medium carbonation. Decent pale ale, but rather boring.
HopfenWeisse (1477) - - JUL 8, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange color with nice lasting head. Aroma is citrus, hops. Flavor is citrus, caramel, bitter. Pretty nice one.
knasputte78 (545) - SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dugges avenyn Ale +++ apa, citrus beska. Halvljus och klar med ett rätt stort vitt skum
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evergreen0199 (2975) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Cerveteca, Lisbon, Portugal. A clear golden coloured pour with a thin white head on top. Hoppy, citrus, grapefruit aroma. Tastes hoppy, citrus, grapefruit.
felixll (31) - Rosemère, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Blonde très légèrement trouble, col blanc ephémère. Nez de houblons américains, mais plutôt ténu pour le style. En bouche c’est très bien balancé: une douceur maltée estompée par une belle amertume. Texture gouleyante et carbonation moyenne. Très bonne bière, aussi rafraichissante qu’agréable.
Alengrin (4456) - BELGIUM - MAY 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Swedish APA, with blue label (other than shown here) but it must be the same beer. Light gusher, usually not a good sign in general, but particularly not for an APA. Thick, frothy, beaten egg-like, dense and fluffy head on top of a hazy pale orange blonde beer with a good deal of ’fine’ fizz piercing through; turns a cloudy ochre with deposit. Aroma of delicate American hoppiness mingled with some yeastiness; I get hoppy blood orange, yellow grapefruit, pine resin, marihuana, some sweet tropical flowers and some toasted onion on the one hand, but all in a soft, somewhat restrained, delicate kind of way, and yeasty and malty notes of bread dough, gooseberry, apricot, biscuit and even faint banana on the other hand. Spritzy, crisp, refreshing onset, fruity with both sweetish and sourish impressions tightly connected to each other (ripe peach, yellow raspberry, granadilla, apple peel), lively carbonation but not in a coarse way, extending far back over a background of supple, bready, biscuity malts providing a slick, lightly oily mouthfeel and into the finish, where hoppiness builds to spicy, leafy and aromatic (retronasal citrus and pine), drying and softly bittering and only laying on top of the juicy maltiness rather than deeply penetrating it as would be the case in a (modern) IPA - so in that sense a succesful APA. The lingering spicy, even peppery and grapefruity hop bitterness does however stay for quite a while, but so does a very pleasant yeast breadiness deep down. I was a bit worried about the yeastiness of this beer and the gushing, but it turns out alright; this is an accomplished APA, notably less clean and a lot yeastier than your average ’actual’ American example of the style, but a very pleasant and aromatic thirst quencher nonetheless, the yeasty character of which works better with the delicate New World hop character than I expected. Enjoyed this quite a lot.