willisread (461) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gift from Naga. 12oz can poured into a an English tulip pint. Nice hazy gold color with a huge, soapy eggshell head. Slight amount of lacing and thin head throughout. Huge bouquet of pine needles, resin, floral and a bit of citrus on the nose. Big resin taste with a slight pineapple taste on initial contact. Medium carbonation with a watery mouthfeel. Dry resin flavor on the finish but the tail end has a slight hassaku (a kind of Japanese sour/bitter orange) character. Lasting bitter finish. Solid APA but the resin/pine taste is too overwhelming.
rolfc81 (95) - - FEB 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
In a can at Mott St. Smooth pale ale with a creamy head...............................
AbouAli (187) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color : classical pale ale style amber, aromas are piny, resin, citrus, flavor is the same with some malt, mouthfeel is quite normal with some malt sweetness, it’s a little bit to much on the piny side
tmongoose (1530) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can that poured a golden yellow color with nice off white head. The aroma is medium malts and hops citrus and some floral. The flavor goes with the nose. This was a little warm so got a richer malt flavor and the hops on top of that. Pretty solid all the way around.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2710) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
5.5% it pours a deep gold with a thick fluffy off-white head. It’s got a really great floral hop bouquet with a sweet biscuity malt backbone. Wow, the taste is surprisingly bitter like sucking on a citrus rind. It is a bit pithy with a chalky herbal/floral quality and substantial sweetness in the finish. Not complex but a solid pale ale.
gegwilson (1751) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can in the Broadfield Inn, Sheffield. pours amber with an off white head. Notes of pine and caramel. refreshing with a long bitter finish. Good, but not amazing.
pintbypint (2781) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz draught at Beer Revolution, YEG. Dark golden shade, semi cloudy. Holds a fine thin white head. Lemon lime hop aromas. Taste has grainy malts, light caramel tones, grapefruit hops. Dryish end, citrus aftertaste. A nice little pale ale.
jamestulloch (1826) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Valhalla’s Goat. Hazy orange body with a thin white head. Steady carbonation. Nice lacing. Aroma of tangerine, grass and maple syrup. Flavour of grapefruit, lime and straw. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Light fizz. Very easy to drink.
presario (4778) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small pint. Gold amber. Light foam and lacing. Pretty floral fruity and hoppy. Light malt and body.
hank37 (146) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - FEB 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Personally - it’s more of an IPA than an APA not sure on IBU’s though. Mango nose and then an almighty punch of froot loops. In a good way. Surprising punch of bitterness at the back