Butters (3960) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Dan’s after Top of the Hops tasting. Semi clear golden pour with small white head. Floral and woody and bitter citrus hop. It’s drinkable, but how the fuck can you ask $11 for this stuff?
ClubGonzo (4618) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours a clear orange body with a huge white head. Nose is white currants, pale malts, gooseberries, green apples and hints of nettles. Intriguing and original. Taste is grapefruity bitter hops, grass, hints of red berries and resin. A bit rough around the edges, but OK. Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Decent enough.
Strykzone (5502) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer looked clear in the 12 ounce bottle but some haze is evident in the glass. It is golden and sports a thick and long lasting white head. This is hugely hopped for a pale ale. The hops are citrus and have some big time bitterness. Malts take a back seat but the hops are so big the cannot possibly compete. However, as the beer warms more hops do show up. For a beer with lower ABV this offers a ton of flavor. It has hops galore and if you like bitter citrus hops this beer is for you.
Leafs93 (1859) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured deeper gold with a white head. Aroma is pine, grapefruit and some caramel. Taste is moderately bitter with some sweetness. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Crisp finish with some stickiness.
laiti (7263) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle @ vPBF, BBE 2015(wtf)
Vertical with Södermalm, this one was better.
Aroma is fruity with citrus, bund dough and some caramel. Flavour has gooseberry bush, some citron, nettles, hints of biscuits and caramel. Hoppy and refreshing!
TBone (13823) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 330ml (vPBF, BB 2015)
Slightly orange color, small white head, some lace. Grassy, nettles aroma. Medium-bodied. Sticky hoppyness, grapefruity. Some sweetish maltyness. Lingering bitterness. A bit bready-grainy.
tiong (4648) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle @ vPBF
Pours orange with a bubbly head.
Aroma of fruity hops, caramel malts, some toffee and grapefruit.
Taste is fruity and hoppy with hints of caramel, grapefruit and toffee.
Finish is malty and fruity with some hoppiness and hints of grapefruit. Nice, quite tasty APA.
lusikka (7047) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle @ vPBF 2012.
Pours an unclear golden colour with a foamy white head. Aroma of grass, gooseberry bush and some floral notes. Flavour of grainy malts, grassy hops, gooseberries, floral notes and some hay. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel a dry, bitter and quite grainy finish. Not at it’s most best condition anymore.
olio (7430) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle @ vPBF. BBE 2015.
Pours hazy golden color with small head. Aroma of malts, grass and some mild hops. Flavor of hops, fruits, mild malts and some grass. Bitter and dry palate.
oh6gdx (22398) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Hazy golden colour, small white head. Aroma is berries, some grass, mild spices and quite crystal malty notes. Flavour is dry fruity, some berries, mild grass and quite bitter in the finish.