Hermod (3459) - Vantaa, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle. Bbe 02.07.15. Really? Clear golden, thick lasting white head. Malty., grassy, fruity aroma, could be fresher. Nice body for this abv . Flavor has malt, caramel, grapefruit, grass. Long bitter finish. Lost some of the hops for sure.
Baalzevuv (38) - - OCT 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Piękna, zgrabna butelka, zachęca do spożycia.
Barwa pilsowa, delikatne unoszące się bąbelki gazu, piana śnieżnobiała, drobnopęcherzykowa, średnioobfita, trwała, lacing niestety mizerny.
Aromat mocno słodowy, aczkolwiek przywodzi również na myśl typowego weizena, szczególnie uderza zapach cytrusów, najprawdopodobniej grejpfruta.
W smaku dominuje goryczka, oceniłbym IBU na około sześciedziąt/siedemdziesiąt. W tle gdzieś pobrzmiewa nuta skórki cytrusowej. Końcówka lekko ściagająca. Wysycenie średnie.
jackfrost9p (308) - California, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice pale ale. Like an IPA without the overpowering hoppy bitterness.
peponi (466) - POLAND - OCT 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: citrus (mango, lychee), pine, resin.
Appearance: slightly hazy golden straw color, nice white head.
Taste: medium bitterness (resin, grapefruit), citrus notes (lemon grass, grapefruit, mango), quite dry, some herbal notes, refreshing.
Palate: medium body and high carbonation, bitter and herbal finish.
Overall: Great APA, refreshing taste, nice carbonation, well-balanced.
williamstome (994) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Straw pour, nice foamy white head. Citrus, grass, resin, floral, tropical hop aroma. Biscuity, earthy, toasty malt, floral and grass hop flavor.
mkel07 (3731) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Brewski 041014. Sunset golden Amber colour with a modest white head. Aroma and flavour mirror each other with fruit and a hint of malt. Only moderate ABV but you would think it was higher given the alcohol kick at the end of this beer. Fills the mouth with flavour.
Darkmagus82 (1829) - - OCT 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Transfer from BA review on 12-9-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a nice golden color with two fingers of a foamy gold tinted white colored head. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a great level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell - The aroma is strongest of some nice hop smells being a mix of a grassy and herbal hop smell as well as some grapefruit hop aromas. Along with these smells is a nice bready malt smell as well as a decent level of tangerine sweetness, producing a rather nicely balanced pale ale smell overall.
Taste – The taste begins a quite bready flavor right up front with some notes of caramel and orange. Some hop of a grassy and lighter grapefruit nature are there from the start as well. The grapefruit hop continues to strengthen throughout the taste and is later joined by a nice level of an herbal hop flavor. While this change in hop potency and presence occurs, more citrus sweetness comes to the tongue in the form of a bit of tangerine. A lighter buttery biscuit flavors also come to the tongue more at the end of the taste, with the combination off hop, malt and sweet leaving a smooth and very satisfying flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – .For a brew of only 4.9 % abv. the body of the beer is on the average to above average side in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is a bit on the higher side. Both are quite fantastic for the flavors of the beer, combining with the crisp tastes and making it very easy drinking.
Overall – While not a union or double jack in flavor potency, this modest brew packs tons of flavor into a mere 4.9 % abv. Really, this is a very balanced brew at a more modest abv, with a great flavor profile and a wonderful drinkability. Fantastic for the style!
MRodgers1982 (101) - USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good pale ale just the right amount of aroma hops and great bittering hops. Decent grain flavor, good beer.
SG111 (194) - - SEP 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 02/2014. Pours a light golden honey color with a small white head that dissipates quickly and notable lacing. Aroma is orange, grapefruit, sweet malts, lots of citrus. Flavor is very sweet up front, almost candy-like. Certainly a less bitter strain of hops, more sweetness in the middle of the mouth and a long bitter clean finish and aftertaste. Medium carbonation. It’s light and very drinkable.
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"very floral and fruity, especially for the style, without being overbearing. Definitely a nice example of the style, especially when fresh. Tropical fruit and flowers and enough malt to balance all in a light-bodied refreshing package. Is this really so different from their old pale ale, or is it just fresher?"