HANSS (4) - 0berschlesien, - MAY 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
PIWO GODNE POLECENIA, PRZYJEMNA GORYCZKA (CHMIELENIE NA ZIMNO) WYSYCENIE ŚREDNIE, KOLOR CIEMNO ŻÓŁTY PRZECHODZĄCY W SŁOMKOWY.
Inbreak (2074) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Old rating rerated 28.07.2014, 0,35l bottle @ hotel room in Celle:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly fresh fruity, leafs, caramel malts, wet hops, dried fruits, sap, grass. Taste is slightly sweet grassy, leafs, caramel malts, grass, wet hops, sap, bark. Medium bitterness, slightly grassy mouthfeel. Nice.
GarrettB (1027) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
January 26th, 2013 - Firestone Walker’s Pale 31 is everywhere, and probably for good reason. Southern California has taken to the hoppy stuff, and Firestone Walker is the patriotic and local way to drink the bitter brews. This, like so many other APA’s, has a nice, wheat colored body and a loose, mottled head, which quickly sinks and disappears under its own weight. The aroma is sticky with sweetness, and light touches of bubble gum and cotton candy. I also detect a little fresh pear, but just a touch. The taste is similarly sweet at the start, but the sugars are quickly depressed, revealing a slightly blander mid and aftertaste. There’s a generic graininess, like a saison, and a slight sigh of pear in the background, but once that sugary flavor on the front is exhausted, I found little else to savor or appreciate. I much prefer the their IIPA, but recognize that might be flavor inflation impacting my tongue.
zvsn (568) - ISRAEL - AUG 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Firestone Walker tasting at Beer & Beyond shop. Clear orange-golden color. Fruity and citrusy aroma, a bit stale. Moderate sweet, fruity, floral and malty, slightly sour and soapy, long bitter finish. Not fresh enough, would be happy to try it again.
Shinskyweiser (34) - - AUG 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2014 Pours a light golden orange. Crystal clear with a nice thick head. Smells of orange and melon. Very dank smelling! Love it. Taste of tangy orange, bitter grapefruit, mango dance on the tongue. Light/ medium body with a nice resiny finish. This is as solid as it comes as far as a west coast style Pale Ale is concerned. Hop forward and light to medium body make this the idea pale ale.
GSAP (491) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smaak en aroma liggen niet ver uit elkaar. Vol limoen, sinaasappel schil, passievrucht en een zweem kaneel. Geen boem en bam in de mond, maar allemaal prima is balans, verfrissend, zelfs nasmaak is aangenaam bitter. Jammer van dat minimale kraagje op oranje.
John25 (471) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Completely clear yellow. Very clean and light. Easy. Medium carb. Firestone killin it.
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conway (1403) - - AUG 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear gold with a thin white head. Taste and aroma are citrusy and clean. Lots of lemon. Crisp mouthfeel. Ok.
thorongil2 (1202) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) clear yellow colour with a small white head; aroma of grapefruit, tropical fruit, honey; refreshing, lightly bitter flavour with a long medium bitter finish
Skinnyviking (7000) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Das Meisterstück Berlin. Low fluffy and quickly disappearing white head. Hazy amber body. Apple pear peach aroma. Fruity flavor with a nice amount of hops bitterness, high carbonation and a long finish.
Chudwick (2110) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Expectation: should be good since it’s from Firestone
Motivation: it was free!
Hardware: 12oz bottle from one of the cousins from the barrio (bottled on 6/25/14) into Le Listermann
Nose: caramel citrus
Sip: lemon peel, hay/grass
Taste: mildly bitter
Misc: light to medium body