Koelschtrinker (10838) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Grasig hopfiger Antrunk mit deutlicher Bitterkeit. Rund aber mild hopfig, wenig fruchtig. Etwas zu mild, insgesamt gut. 8/9/11/11/10/11
Lubiere (10165) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A reddish copper ale with a thin off white head. Lightly hopped malt aroma with faint signs of sulfur. In mouth, a surprisingly solid ale with good floral hops, over the biscuitty malts, well balanced and classic APA. Bottle from LCBO,
FatPhil (9421) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle - at ChrisO’s - thanks!
6 Simple hoppy aroma, some citrus.
4 Deep copper, medium head
7 Hoppy retronasaly, very citrussy and zesty. Malty body, but with tons of hops there too. Fairly well balanced. I even get a hint of ginger too.
3 Slick palate, carbonation low.
14 A little sweet, and a little too hop focussed, but they’ve pulled it off well.
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2011 1. From the Bottle at Chris O’s pre GBBF tasting, Kensal Rise 31/07/2010 (Thanks Jeremy)
Hoppy aroma. Golden coloured and hoppy with some alcohol present. A hint of dryness in a bitter hop finish.
2. From the Bottle at Chris O’s, Kensal Rise 05/08/2010
Fruity hop aroma. Golden coloured fruity and hoppy with a pineapple flavour. A hint of dryness in a full malt finish.
3. 355ml Bottle in Powassan, Ontario 04/11/2010
Big hop aroma. Amber coloured very hoppy and fruity with orange and pine flavours. Nutty dry slightly creamy and bitter malt finish.
4. 355ml Bottle in Powassan, Ontario 05/11/2010
Big hop aroma. Amber coloured very hoppy and fruity with pine and orange flavours. A hint of dryness in a nutty and bitter malt finish.
5. 355ml Bottle in Powassan, Ontario 13/11/2010
Big hop aroma. Amber coloured hoppy and fruity with a pine flavour. Smooth on the palate with a hint of bitterness and dryness in a pale malt finish.
Sammy (8732) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
C’est What Spring Festival of brewers. Surprisingly good, one of the winners this night. Lightly hop aroma and taste. Orangey colour and lacey. A nice bitterness. Reasonable pale ale.
Benzai (8549) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Dutchdrebus and Joes @ weekly tasting. Slightly hazy dark orange to reddish color, small to average sized off-white head that leaves fair to good lacing. Smell and taste malts, light to moderately hoppy, some tropical fruits, nicely bitter. Medium body, medium carbonation.
GT2 (8510) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 26, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
355mL thanks to solidfunk. Pours a deep amber with a massive, creamy, rocky, off-white head. Excellent ice cream scoop retention and lace. Nose is sticky malt and honey. Taste is coppery metallic, bland, watery, lightly tannic. Iron, rust finish.
JoeMcPhee (8510) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber pour with a thick white head. The nose is lightly hoppy with a bit of soft sweet caramelly maltiness. A light grapefruit and citrus nose along with a touch of pine. The malts show a kiss of cookie dough as well. Lightly sweet, but the beer still has a lovely balance. A simple, but tasty, APA
gnoff (7934) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 355 ml at Selmas, Ludvika, on September 24, 2014.
Clear brown color, small white head. Malty, floral taste. A bit toasty caramel aftertaste, also bitter. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Sweet, malty, caramel scent.
jercraigs (7921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2009 2009-10-01. Hazy brown, near headless. (3+) Aroma of leafy vegetation, hops, smells like fresh hop pellets. 7+ Flavour is likewise quite leafy and green. It tastes like sucking on hop pellets. Surprisingly not bitter actually considering the obvious hop presence, mild malt character is pretty much overwhelmed. Average palate is lightly carbonated. Lacks a cohesive vision, or rather the vision is dominated by green leaf hops, and your enjoyment of this will be entirely based on how much you like that profile. 7/3/6/3/13 - 3.2Hoppoatamonkey, On tap at C’est What
2009-07-30. No notes but this seemed a LOT more hoppy than my last sample. Interesting! On tap at Hart House
2009-07-22. Crisp orange amber body with a creamy beige head. (3+) Pleasant modest aroma, hoppy with sweet orangey citrus notes. (7+) Flavour has pleasant hop profile, sweet citrus, oranges, tangerines and a just a kiss of lemon. Mild malt base. (7+) Average palate is a touch light, but pleasantly smooth. Rather nice. Bit less assertive than expected but I enjoyed it. On tap at Cest What