MiP (12863) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 4.9%. Very piney aroma. Clear shiny yellow colour. Big plasticky but stable white head. The flavour is also piney, but mostly teaish, like those teaish sweets. Caramelly tea, I guess. But balanced off by a good bitterness.
saxo (12796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are rich bitter hops, flowers, malt, peach, pine and notes of caramel. Nice bitter finish.
cgarvieuk (12270) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
golden orange, big american hop nose, mellow soft fruity malts, grapefruit hop quite uk ale like very drying
madmitch76 (12237) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
7th June 2009
Hazy gold beer. Dry crisp palate. Orange and grapefruit mild hops. Crisp finish. Refreshing. That’s about that!
Theis (12160) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Das MeisterStuck, Berlin. Clear golden - white head. Toasted. Lots of resin. Knækbrød. Fruity hoppy. Ok botterness. Lovely freshness. I love this.
harrisoni (12088) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle bought at GBBF 08. I love these Californian pale ales, so easy drinking. First beer of the day at 20.50 straight out of the fridge and straight down my throat to quench my throat. Moderate grapefruit hop on aroma, just enough malt to keep it all together and a light stinging lingering grapefruit hop finish. Just a perfect quaffing beer. Wish I had another 4 or 5 in the fridge as this one has seemed to disappear in about 5 minutes. Boy, was I thirsty.
yngwie (11779) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Firestone Walker Taproom, Buellton. A clear golden beer with a dense, finger thick off-white head. The aroma is grassy and piney, like smelling a hop pellet. Some tropical fruits and sweetish pale malts too. The flavor has a nice bitterness, along with the other hoppy things found in the aroma. Some sweetness. Full to medium body, velvety. Long finish. A nice one, although a bit simple. 130809
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Fresh aroma of pineapple, citrus, and pine. Flavor of malt, citrus hops, and a hint of nuts in the finish.
TBone (11359) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear orange-amber color, small white head. Very citrus-juicy aroma, also some bread. Citrusy, pale malty flavor. Balanced and sweetish pale ale.
argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 13, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(12oz bottle) Crystal clear light amber body topped by medium off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, floral/orange, some caramel, light grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, orange/grapefruit, some caramel, light pineapple, bread. Light-medium body, quite drinkable. This is straightforward, but flavorful and well done -- fits squarely within the APA style. On some days there’s a decent chance I’d call it boring and give it around a 3.2, but for whatever reason, it works well tonight.