brokensail (9855) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange pour with a white head. Nose is floral and piney with some sweet citrus notes. Sweet bread and toffee malt notes, a bit of grass, and mild peach. Flavor is on the sweet side, but more in the way of the sugar and fruit kind of sweetness. Toffee and caramel malt, peach, and sweet oranges. Floral hops, mild pine bitterness, and some hints of grass.
zimbo (467) - SCOTLAND - JAN 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good start but very short lived. Very light, there is fizziness in the midst of all that medium
cgarvieuk (12892) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 5, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle at home ... copper ... thin white head ... soft fruits ... zezty orange ... musty toffee nose ... little to fizzy ... soft musty toffee ... not my thing at all
Gutifa (135) - Bad Wurzach, GERMANY - DEC 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber liquid with a small head.
Really balanced aroma. Cara malts, hops, toffee...
also balanced in mouth. The cara malts and the hops are one.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Hazy amber-orange with a finger of frothy white head. Fades normal.
S - Sweet caramel malts, English fruity yeast, biscuit, citrus and light floral hops, bit of lemon zest.
T - Caramel and biscuit malts, fruity English yeast, citrus, grapefruit, and floral hops, very mild bitterness, bit of nuttiness.
M - Medium bodied moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet and dry finish.
D - Nicely balanced. A bit of an English mix to it.
saxo (13357) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich hops, flowers, peach, pine, caramel, notes of bread and malt.
OleR (4587) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Shared bottle @Papsoe’s. Deep gold colored body. Lacing blond top. Light grainy and ashy(!) malt aroma. Loads of earthy and rather unfresh grassy hops. Taste substatially bitter. Light papery and quite harsh bitterness. Grainy malt body, light to medium full. Oily texture. Bitter finish. Quite one-dimesonal and simple. [14.07.12]
Leighton (9646) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration, Day Two. Pours clear, orange-gold with a fine, white head. Bit of orange citrus on the nose. Light sweet flavor, some dry orange, some rind, some dry and leafy bitterness, fain dry caramel. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately dry finish with some rindy citrus, toasty caramel. Pretty basic beer but it makes for a nice drinker.
DrSilverworm (4766) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2oz bottle, $5. Mildly hazy orange-red color. Thin khaki / off-white head. Leaves some loose lace. Nose of caramel malts, some hop. As much as I don’t care for the price, this is a pretty solid pale ale, although not outstanding. It’s got a nice unique fruity hop profile: some citrus, little dankness, maybe even a bit of pine in here. Moderate bitter taste, little sweetness. Medium / lighter body, smooth but at the same time crisp carbonation. Definitely an above-average pale ale, a nice sessioner. Unfortunately, the price is way above average.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: A typical light citrusy well balanced pale ale. Fresh on tap this is a nice thirst beer
How: Tap at The Bishops Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm
The look: Clear golden body topped by a medium beige head
In long: Nose is slightly resinous fruity hops, mostly on the citrusy side. Taste is clean toasted malts with a round sweetness that is halfway between honey and caramel. Bitterness is smooth and round, fresh citrus fruits without much tartness and light resinous notes. This is basically a by-the-book small citrusy thirst pale ale, something that I found very drinkable on tap in Sweden but I don’t think I’d buy any of the bottles of this beer being shipped to my north-America, with a light pale ale like this, it is very fresh or not at all. Decent beer this Mad Dog, I don’t own a dog but if I did it would certainly be a mad dog, I’d name the dog Stay. Come here Stay, come here Stay, come here Stay.