Meilby (6378) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 650ml (Release #27) @ Geokkjer
Pours clear amber/copper with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, grape and peach. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long citrus fruity and light bitter finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Geokkjer (5297) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle , release#27. Pours amber with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of pine, citrus and floral hops with some malt, hay and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and bitter with some floral and citrus notes. Medium body, average carbonation. Nice and well balanced .
yngwie (12643) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 22oz. Release #27, 6.6% ABV. Lots of citrusy aromas escapes the bottle as I pop the cap. The head is of moderate size, light beige in color and with some lacings. Unclear, dark golden to copper colored beer. Citrusy, mostly orangey aroma with some room left for the malts. A light caramel flavor is more or less overpowered by orangey hops and bitterness. Medium to full body with some carbonation. A bit sweet on the palate maybe, with a pleasant bitterness kicking in towards the end. A tad on the sweet side I think, but it’s a nice beer anyway. 130430
brokensail (9921) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Listed as the Lemon Drop Hop version. Sort of an orange-amber our with a dense off-white head. Strong lemon and grapefruit peel hop character. Floral, some biscuit, and a decent amount of caramel. Flavor starts off with a nice bright citrus character, but the sweetness of the malt comes to dominate. Floral, light bitterness, and some subtle pine.
madmitch76 (13351) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
17th August 2012
Release #27! Cloudy amber beer, good pale cream coloured head. Smooth palate, a little soft and airy with mild fine carbonation that provides a bite. Reasonable balance - mild toffee malt. A little orange marmalade but the dominant hop flavour is nettley pine. Finishes smooth with a little more citrus and subtle red berry fruits. Nice piney hop aftertaste. Good stuff!
KansaiBeerLvrs (1338) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Yokohama Brewer’s Cup. It poured a slightly cloudy orange color with a tan head and had good lacing. A nice crisp pale ale with a piney bitterness but very smooth. Good stuff.
EdInSaltLake (518) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 11, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2014 Lemony citrus aroma, with a little bit of earthy yeast. Orange, lemon candy-like hop flavor. Spicy, floral. Light caramel and sweet malt. Release #40; dry-hopped with EXP1210. Whoever nicknamed that varietal "lemon drop" was not far off.
Release #56, with Amarillo: Tart citrus, somewhat floral hop aroma, with just a little caramel malt. Lemon/grapefruit citrus, floral, spicy hop flavor. Tart fruitiness, with sweet, biscuity malt. Almost a lemon frosting or candy kind of flavor.
Release #59, with Simcoe: Spicy, pine, earthy, subtle citrus hop aroma and flavor. Light caramel malt aroma; Sweet/light caramel/bread malt flavor. Moderate bitterness.
Beergeek23322 (2024) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
May 2011. 22 oz bottle. pours amber/copper color with a white head. Big on flavor with floral and grassy notes following by a hoppy finish.
KajII (767) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz Bottle. The pour was a hazy medium to dark copper orange with an average (1-2 finger) off white creamy head that was mostly diminishing, down to a large puddle of residue and a medium collar which produced awesome sheets of sticky streaky lacing.
The aroma was of a sweet toasted grain malt, pine and floral hops and a doughy yeast with notes of caramel, citrus (grapefruit peel) and a slight fruity ester (pineapple).
The taste was bitter sweet and rather malty with a light caramel sweetness and a mild fruitiness early on, and then became a tad bitterer and very hoppy with a pronounced citrus peel bitter ending. The flavor lasted an average time after the swallow, with a sweetly bitter hoppy taste fading steadily off the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was right between light and medium in body with a dry and slightly oily texture and a medium carbonation.
Overall I found that I really enjoyed drinking this brew, the fruity caramel sweetness was offset nicely by the harsh citrus peel bitterness and the smooth hoppy profile. This all together created a smooth easy to drink Pale Ale. I think, I just may have another…
thewolf (10770) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bought @ Barleywine.
Pours murky orange (copper, perhas?) with a small, staying, creamy, off-white head. Nice hoppy aroma, peach, apricot, orange peel. Mild doughy and crisp malts. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has resin, caramel, pine, apricot, red apple. Lingering, quite bitter finish. A very well-balanced drink.