PatBateman81 (178) - Caserta, ITALY - NOV 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Ma che siete venuti a fa’ (Rome, Italy) and Karhisma Birroteca (Piedimonte Matese - Caserta, Italy). A pale intense orange with a generous creamy head that leaves levels on glass sip after sip and lasts long. Aroma is resinous, undoubtly yeasty (bread) and a good fruit mix in the end like citrus, orange, grapefruit, ananas or generally tropical. Something fresh and herbaceous too. Body is medium, as carbonation, good malt presence and balance; drinkability satisfies for sure, and finish grows and grows slowly, leaves the back part of tongue fizzy and seriously harsh. Persistent. This version is more hoppier than the previous and I prefer it, since its character gives a great session soul, but it’s more an IPA than APA. A very good example of the style, so different from the common european ones.
Rune (10006) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle at Det Lille Apotek. White foamy head reduced to a thin layer with a few patches. Clouded, late straw coloured body. Fresh smell of sappy fruits. Succulent flavour character of fresh fruity hops including oranges, joined by grapes and a touch of spices. Plain dry bitter finish. Perfect with my salty, fried bacon (Copenhagen, 02.11.2011).
Cunningham (6252) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2012 Bottle from Denmark. Hazy light coloured with an off white head. Powerful, dry and fruity taste. Lots of hops and citrus in the aroma.
Habanero (3569) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours a clear, pale amberwith a little, off-white head. Fair lacings. Nose of floral hops and caramel notes. Sweet flavour of citrus and caramel. Medium bodied, creamy to oily texture and average carbonation. OK bitter finish - nice indeed.
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden colored brew. Good hoppy aroma. Flavor has decent bitterness. Floral, grape, some malts. Ok.
gunnfryd (13591) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at KØ-2011. Golden colour with an off-white head. aroma is hop, malt, fruit. Flavour is hop, malt, fruit, pine, citrus. OK beer.
capoccetta (171) - roma, ITALY - AUG 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
una buona birra con un colore ambrato sentori floreali e al palato molto luppolata.ma comunque oramai non stupisce piu una birra di questo genere..ce ne sono troppe e tutte uguali.
maneliquor (3480) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours opaque copper with a medium, very frothy beige head. Spiced and citrus hops, notes of peach, flowers, orange zest. Very hop driven in the taste. Floral, spices and citrus hops all throughout. Good beer
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is quite hoppy, some spices.
Flavour reminds of loads of Nelson, light bitterness, faint dry sweetness. Nice one.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.5L bottle from Kihoskh, København. A finger of dense white foam, atop a dim orangey-golden body. Nice hop aroma. Clean grapefruity, with notes of peaches, flowers and resin. Taste is hop driven with resiny hop oils, citrus fruits and spices. Subdued, light sourish-sweet and toasted malt base. Light to medium full. Slick in the mouth. Balanced malty, fruity and bitter finish. A fine one.