BitchPls (590) - FINLAND - NOV 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light brown, hazy beer with a beige foam. Soapy and fruity (peaches) aroma. Medium to strong bitterness. Fruity, grassy and bitter flavors. Some off notes. This is okay.
Unde (420) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange yellow looks with thin head but lots of lacing. Aroma has tropical fruits and berries with slight citrus notes. Taste has sweet tropical fruits, berries, citrus and some bitterness. Medium body with medium carbonation. A sweet tropical APA, decent brew.
jerd16 (219) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden with nice 2-finger head that gradually subsides. Good lacing. Nice and clear. Nice looking, resounding pale ale.
Heavily malty on the nose. Lots of caramel malt. Some herbal notes and a hint of tropical fruits. Perhaps the hop-character would be more pronounced if this was fresher (3 months old).
Initially sweet, juicy fruits. Some peach, orange. Burnt-caramel malt (a little toasty). Very fiery, punch bitter, crisp finish. Bitterness evolves and becomes a little soapy - which is unfortunate. Enjoyed it in spite of all of its character flaws. Bold beer.
NigelIPA (1) - FINLAND - OCT 29, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light yellow appearance, with foam. The taste of the beer is bitter, full-bodied and dry. In the aroma you find a little bit of young bitterness. Overall the beer gives a full-bodied taste and in the end it dries your mouth totally.
triskaideka (163) - Killarney, IRELAND - OCT 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12fl.oz can - pours hazy golden with white head - citrus dominant in aroma from hoppy - this carries through to the flavour. light to medium bodied - decent APA
GG (2326) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ 10 East
I couldn’t help but think about Clash while enjoying this beer. A beer named after something so near and dear to him. This was a decent APA no matter what it’s called. The aroma was a little weak for an APA. Fruity with some light herbal/citrus notes...a little too light. The flavor is fine with a noticeable hop content, there is some malt base there but it is a hop-forward APA which is fine with me. Very clean, and pretty tasty.
3fourths (8228) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Hazed amber with a fine off-white head. Hoppy nose of resin and fruit, malt and yeast come across as nutty pound cake and cake frosting and there’s a good amount of ambient banana bubble gum ester. Medium body, sugary with substantial bitterness, nutty in the way of Chinook hops, a little vitamin-like in the nose as it opens and to me there’s a touch of butter in the finish. This is IPA more than pale ale.
Marstonlad (468) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at Alko Arkadia, Helsinki. Pours cloudy amber with a little white head. The aroma features citrus fruitiness, pale maltiness and a touch of pine. Taste is dry and medium to heavy bitter – very hoppy, that is. Citrus is the dominant flavour but some maltier nuances appear too. The palate is medium bodied, slick and moderately carbonated. Trendy, hoppy APA all in all.
TomTron (392) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear orange with a minimal white head. Fruity aroma with some earthy hops but not pungent. Flavor is tame and not impressive. A safe APA and an easy drinker, but forgettable.
edwardbass (548) - Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden color, thick foamy head - kinda goofy. Some tropical fruit aroma. Taste is pine and citrus rind hops and some malt - not quite balanced, but close. Good, but not quite a favorite for me.