daniele (7970) - ITALY - APR 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light amber good medium head citrus citric nose light malty medium dryness very drinkability good bitterness
dunn4040 (129) - Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a honey yellow with a nice bubbly white head. Aroma is orange, apricot, and honey. Some spices and a slight citrus bite on the front end, followed by a malty honey-like sweetness. Surprisingly delicious taste. Definitely the perfect session IPA.
UM02 (354) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very nice aroma and initial hop bitterness. The malt taste is somewhat weak and watery though resulting in a less satisfying aftertaste. That might be in keeping with its style as a session IPA but I still can not rate it higher because it is a negative for me. Nice hoppy start but weak watery finish, a bit like a well hopped lite beer.
GoufCustom (1574) - HONG KONG - APR 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle bought at Craftissmo in Tsim Sha Tsui East.
Transluclent golden orange colour with faint trace of yeast; Half finger head and soapy white foam which lasted for 20 seconds; Small sticky lacing with notable small carbonation; Very fragrant sweet aroma of ale malt, with fresh orange, honey, grapefruit zest and juice, pomegranate, light pineapple, sugar, light pine, peaches, lime and light grass; Very light sweet taste of ale malt, with light grapefruit, notes of molasses, pine, light resin, lime, grass and moderate to light bitter hops; Mid to light body, thin, slick and slightly oozy palate; Mouth feel is by-the-book: just right maltyness, a bit thin but still piney and oozy, low sweet, negligible booze, touch of grapefruit, dry crispy as hell and strong hops. Pretty good for the style… Hoppiness is very fragrant orange, grapefruit, honey, tropical fruits and light pine aroma, restrained grapefruit, resiny pine, and strong grassy lime in taste. Strong but restrained bitter hops for a long, semi-abrupt bitter finish; Very dry after taste, bitter and quite spicy to mouth.
Comments: Have to get this style tick after the Oakham Citra was briefly listed as Session IPA (which I still think it is rather than being an APA). Doesn’t matter now: this one is very typical and to the point. Its aroma is way better than the muted and restrained taste. Still bitter and dry, this is close to perfect as Session IPA, but I prefer the tasty, sweet and boozy IPA proper or IIPAs instead.
marcspants (1) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2014 does not count
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Delicous, not as hoppy as a traditional IPA but a lovely flowery aroma with a hint of grapefruit in the nose. Smooth mouth feel, with a hint of hops, and a grapefruit finish that gets more apparent as you drink. The color is a nice amber with a smooth creamy head.
tim9887 (20) - USA - APR 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice citrus notes in the nose & palate. Finishes dry & bitter leaving you wanting more. Really nice stuff, and a great option to go to on a hot day, or any day, really. All day.
tmrmwel (1720) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark golden with a finger thick big bubbly creamy head. Aroma is hoppy with apricots, orange peel and lychee, as well as malts, toffee and caramel. Medium body with average to soft carbonation. Flavour is bitter with orange peel and peach, as well as roasted malts and bread. Bitter grape fruit finish.
ERB92 (632) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pine, fruits, citrus and some malts in the aroma. Golden with a white head. Medium sweet and medium to heavy bitter. Light body with a average carbonation. Overall a really nice refreshing, fruity ale.
OPIE788 (337) - Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Dark yellow with a white head. Nice pine resin hop aroma. Easy drinking pine hop flavor.
bromjohn (1) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2014 does not count
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Very nice hop beginning. Slight citrus taste and quite bitter. Then there is no flavor in the back end. I was a bit disappointed with this for a cold day in March. My guess this will be a good choice for a hot day in July.