JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Sam’s, Durham. Good one to score from the ongoing deep discount shelf sale. Kind of a cloudy apple juice looking poor, big bubbles, very crisp carbonation. Nose was an interesting combination of slightly faded malts and big citrus/sour apple. Prickly mouthfeel underscored the overall pertness of the beer, and the taste was - despite hints of old tea and stale biscuits - enjoyable and refreshing.
Beergeek23322 (2341) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1/25/2012. Bottle labeled as Hiphiphooray. Amber color with a white head. Hoppy aromas with spices, citrus and resin. Nice balance between fruit and hops. Very enjoyable.
drpimento (2267) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Quite a beer; almost closer to an IPA then a pale ale. Had a huge cream-colored fluffy textured head that lasted a long time and lots of lace. Lots of malt and hops in the aroma. Flavor is like aroma plus cereal flavors and bitter and sweet and carbonic tang come out and express themselves. Great body and carbonation. Very drinkable beer.
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Earlier Rating: 6/25/2012 Total Score: 3.6
Very good APA except for a little oxidation. Poured at a good temperature with a large, foamy, cream-colored head that slowly settles and some lace. Color is a clear orange amber with a couple of bubble trails. Aroma is hop, malt, yeast, wet cardboard. Flavor is similar to nose, hop is kind of subdued, but fitting for style and there’s a little pine and citrus plus sweet is also mild, bittler dominates, but not overly so, wet cardboard is just there, and carbonic tang is just right. Body n carbonation are perfect. Finish is like flavor, on the long side, and would be so much better, but for the oxidation.
shrubber85 (7746) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Lemon-lime peel and orange malt aroma. Golden yellow with giant head. Tangy lemon-lemon and light barley malt flavor. Okay - light malt.
sturmthis (530) - Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Dark brown color. Two finger white head. Tastes earthy, almost like celery. A little different from the typical of the style.
Grimsbeer (7) - - JAN 22, 2014 does not count
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Honoured to be the first to rate this , but sorry to report this just doesn't do it got me. Zilch head and stale taste are only offset by nice amber colour and cloudiness. No better than average
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Theydon_Bois (9145) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at the Cask, Pimlico, 01/11/13.
Hazed dark orange/amber with a thin off white head that clears edgeward to pondville.
Nos is caramel malt, fruity wafts, light hop bill, grapefruit, jammy fruits.
Taste comprises bitter orange, straw, grpaefruit, orange pith, caramel, toasty malts.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, crisp and clean closure with a sweet nip and light hop bitterness.
OK APA, drinkable but far from a leading light style wise!
Leighton (11348) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at CPK - Pimlico, London. Pours clear gold with a fine, creamy white head. Some caramel in here, toasty bread, orange, melon. Light to medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Light piney resins to finish, more citrus, some bread. Fine.
boozedude (1861) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle into glass..hazy yellow pour with big white head..aroma of weed.. taste is goof smooth hopps.. not bad
teorn88 (1930) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at CBC Clerkenwell. It pours a clear golden body with a medium white head. Really fresh and fruity. Notes of pineapple and sweet peaches. Good.
alexsdad06 (5586) - Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle with the Hiphophooray label (notes). Pours a deep amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have some caramel and toasted malts with some citrus and fruity hops. Hops seemed a bit faded. Not much to get excited about here.