Scipio (756) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear golden with a white head that rapidly dissipates. The aroma is more subtle, but it is enticing. Pine, grapefruit, lemon, and grass. It seems to be more along the line of a mild IPA, only better than your lower grade ones. Taste is quite bitter throughout. Mostly grapefruit with some milder pine. There is a little bit of a soapy taste in there as well, especially at the end. Outside of this, while more simple, its actually pretty tasty. This one is crisp and refreshing. Light in body, with a good amount of lively carbonation. I have to say I enjoyed this. It is mostly straightforward and not very complex, but that is ok. Its a great session beer.
sound67 (515) - Offenbach, GERMANY - SEP 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Maker: Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Paso Robles/California, USA ***
Beer: Firestone Pale 31 (bottled, 330ml) ***
Style: American Pale Ale ***
ALC.VOL.: 4.9% ***
"Pale 31 is an ode to our home state of California—the 31st to be named in fact. Beer may not be associated with terroir the way wine is, but we believe that where we’re from impacts how our beers taste. This California Style Pale Ale represents the bold yet approachable spirit that embodies our state. A crisp floral hop aroma precedes a medium-body and clean finish." [brewery notes] ***
Colour: Deep golden yellow, clear, with a small, fluffy white head. ***
Nose: Grapefruit and pinewood, some herbs. ***
Texture: Medium-bodied, not too watery, moderate carbonation. ***
Taste: Strong, dry, resinous pinewood with citrus fruit at the start. Very bitter. Pine and herbs towards the middle, fruit now muted. More resin. Finish is moderately bitter, again with citrus fruit, the latter being dominant in the after taste. ***
Impressions: After the splendid "Union Jack IPA", another winner from Firestone. Characterful, flavorful traditional APA which pushes all the right taste buttons. Highly recommended.
RichTheVillan (4685) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear amber pour with a bubbly off white head, light pine and grapefruit aroma, taste has fresh squeezed orange, a hint of melon, grapefruit, sweet malts very crisp and crushable, definitely could have a session of this juice.
Sjohnh (485) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blonde, light and clear, with small white head. Aroma a,pleasant balance of tropical fruit, including passion fruit, pine and floral notes. Medium body, low carb. Flavour similar to the nose with a satisfying bitter finish.
elbernays (919) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from McHughs. Pours clear amber with white foam head. Excellent clarity. Citrus, lemon, fruit. Biscuit malt background with pithy grapefruit finish. Really crisp, refreshing pale ale. This is lovely.
RobertDale (4346) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear gold with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus, floral, and malt. Taste is lemon, pineapple, floral, grain, and malt. Refreshing and enjoyable.
Silvan7 (885) - Samarate, ITALY - AUG 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Ruttle ’n Hum. giallo ambrato, schiuma bianca fine piuttosto persistente. aroma intenso floreale, maltato, thè inglese, caramello, aghi di pino. Gusto secco, piuttosto amaro. Lievemente acido. Non molto calda, piena, astringente, poco carbonata, mediamente corposa. equilibrata, perfettamente in stile.
SVD (977) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, golden beer, small head, aroma is citrus, tropical fruit. taste is citrus, hint of soap, bitter after taste, not bad
R4N5H (369) - SINGAPORE - AUG 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampler at The Three Johns, Angel Islington on 10/08/2015. Clear golden amber colour with a thin white head. Light to medium body and thin carbonation. Sweet fruits, citrus, caramel malt, bread and floral hops. Bittersweet aftertaste.
rouhlas (1331) - GREECE - AUG 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. Clear golden with white head. Malty and hoppy aroma, caramel, citrusy fruity, pine, grassy. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
zacgillbanks (3347) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Bright golden coloured with a thin white head. It has a rich orange, pine and zesty tropical flavour with malt, biscuit, juicy fruit and liquorice! on the smooth finish. Superb!