DonMagi (5594) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from who knows where, had at home. Alround rating: Best before sept 08, so almost a year out of date i didnt have much hopes for this chap. Massive hoppyness, lychee and tangerine, lemon ad floral character is very good indeed, the body carries it perfectly though it is fairly heavily carbonted. There seems to be quite a bit of yeast in here but its still very clean and very drinkable. Very good indeed.
DuffMan (9497) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My 2300th rating! Pours a brilliant red-orange with a dense off-white cap leaving thick lace. Lovely tangerine floral hop aroma. Rich sweet malt with generous fruity, spicy hops in excellent balance. Nothing is spared here. This APA is among the best I’ve tasted, truly excellent.
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick bubbly head strong carbonation in a misty orange pour fruity floral aroma ver plesant mainly stonefruits flavour great bitter taste yet smooth palate good hops fruity balance stonefruit touches of citric peel good fermentation finish smooth fruity delicious.
Demise (57) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a slightly cloudy amber/ orange with an off white head. Hoppy with a robust malt nose and subtle citrus aromas coming through, as well as a caramel sweetness. Flavour is incredibly complex. Strong, bitter hops and the smooth malt flavours dominate, but the fruity flavours of citrus, pear, pineapple come through to sweeten the palate nicely, with a hint of caramel also present. Just like a good APA however, the hop bitterness lingers long after the vessel has been consumed. Pity this is no longer going to be one of Emersons seasonal releases.
kearnsy (68) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very hoppy, dominated by big cascade aromas of tropical fruit and grass. Smells delicious with hints of malt. Flavour is the existing intensified aromas with a good bitterness that starts early and finishes big and lingering. Excellent example of an APA, probably one of the best I’ve had in Australia
sdriessen (320) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet passionfruit aroma with strong, grassy hops. Hops manifests itself into many different fruity flavours such as grape and pear.
Immense hoppy flavours with a gorgeous bitterness. Some lemon and various summer fruits. Apricot, and some bubblegum.
An extremely nice APA, pity they will soon cease to brew it!
Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2009 Poured amber with sustantial white coloured head, definately looks the part! Aromas of citrus and hop spice domintate with some slightly sweet caramel malt. Palate shows more citrus fruit with the malt adding spiced caramel and a slight biscuity character. Finishes with feintly sweet malt that gives the fruit a marmalade like taste/feel as well as medium hop presence and medium carbonation. Awesome! Shame they wont be making it anymore!
Alasdair (76) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
citrus, tropical fruit and candy aroma. Fluffy white head, some lacing, orange/gold colour. Marmalade and honey-dew melon taste. Suprisingly sweet, although has a lingering bitterness.
oh6gdx (25141) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled (From Ölkonsortiet, Aalborg). Amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is fruityh and flowery hops along with some sweetish malty notes. Flavour is fruits, hops, grass and some mild notes of wood and spices. Wellbalanced and drinkable.
TBone (16080) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled, BB 09/2008).
Orange amber color, huge cloudy off-white head, some lace. Flowery, clover aroma. Quite hoppy, some fruits, bitter - almost harsh flavor. Similar to some Swedish Ölands brews (with more alcohol of course). Fruity and hoppy, solid APA.