b3shine (4194) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle to pint. Looks solid; a semi-transparent burnt-orange with white lacing. Smells a lot more malty than hoppy. Tastes like it smells with a little more (bitter) hops. Average on the palate. Alright.
bierkoning (9747) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber color. Citrus, melon and lychee in the aroma. Citric hopbitter flavor, somewhat oily and floral, with tropical fruit. Fairly long aftertaste with chewing gum. Medium bodied.
wlajwl (3474) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is citrus, spices and a small hint of astringency. The flavor is caramel malts, mildly nutty, fruit/berries, citrus/lime and and a tangy/bitter finish.
Iphonephan (2600) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 33 cl bottle at home. Pours hazy amber with a an off white head. Fruity hop aroma. Some flavors of wheat toast in the malt and hop backbone. Refreshing bitter finish.
daje (1799) - NORWAY - OCT 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Toft Vin, enjoyed september 15th 2012. Clear golden body, low foamy white head. Aroma of grass, peach, malt. Dry hoppy taste of pine, peach and grapefruit. Thin body, though beer goes down easily. Fresh hoppy bitterness.
ChainGangGuy (4272) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
11.2 ounce bottle - $4.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a hazed, deep copper body with a couple inches of faintly yellowed suds. Little smattering of lace.
Smell: Biscuit tops, slight honeyish, toffee vibe but no promising sweet-scented accents to it. Mild citrus, spice, and woodsy hop notes.
Taste: Mild-toned biscuits with a thin veneer of honey and little incorporated sweetness. Bitter orange peel, slight spiciness, and a faint woodsiness to it. Moderate bitterness. Slight citric quality alongside the bitterness in the light finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Acceptable, fair, so-so -- all adjectives you don’t want coming from a five dollar pale ale.
bhensonb (10186) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours light copper with a foamy near-white head. Aroma of floral over mild caramel. Med body. Flavor is refreshing floral, light caramel, and something lightly herby. It’s a good beer, but a tad expensive. Finishes mildly bitter.
Tmoney99 (9965) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured deep copper color with a large frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with great lacing. Moderate smooth complex hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate balanced bittersweet flavor with a smooth bittersweet finish of average duration. Solid drinkable brew.
NikkTwist (1339) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Monks. Slightly hazy copper pour with just some wandering foam for a head. Very juicy and very dry. Red plums. Elephant ear mushrooms. Caramel sweetness in the middle but a big floral hop bite to finish. Full and crisp for a nondescript Pale Ale. Hopped up quite a bit. Very nicely blended.
oh6gdx (19933) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled (thanks Kimi!). Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is brutal grass and floral notes. Flavour is grassy, bready, quite dry earthyness. Too hoppy for an APA, too little alcohol for IPA. Yet a very good beer for hopheads (which I am not, sadly).