rosenbergh (9922) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle. From Toronto, ON.
Clear dark amber copper colour with small white head.
Aroma: Fruity caramel sweet hops. Delicious. Slightly on darker side. Candy sweetness. Flavour: Dry. Caramel malt. Grainy malt. Dry fruity hops. Easy to drink.
GT (9918) - Oceanside, 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.
kermis (9880) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Beer Temple. Hazy amber brown with a thick off white head. Aroma of fruity hops, pineapple, citrus and caramel malt. Flavour is above light sweet and above moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
j12601 (9526) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Taps on Queens in Niagara Falls.Pours a clear caramel hued orange-brown with a medium sized white head. Big citrus hops with a light pine backbone and some malt holding it all up. Malty and sweet with a nice caramel note. Slow light grapefruit bitter finish.
jercraigs (9498) - 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
gnoff (9431) - 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.
BVery (9285) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from my trading partner Andrew - thanks! Don’t know if I’d call this an amber ale - plays like a nicely hopped rich pale ale. Citrus and floral, good hop bite, well balanced. Very good.
JoeMcPhee (9244) - 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
DJMonarch (9177) - 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.
phaleslu (9019) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle via trade with MrManning- thanks again, Len! Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Notes of citrusy hops, pine resin, caramel and pale malts, sugar, and a little pepper. Light-bodied, with crisp carbonation and just a little lingering bitterness on the finish. Solid APA.