Kobold (33) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 3, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A compact blizzard of foam impossible to navigate through; kilometres of labyrinth and boreal myth. Underneath is a rusted copper core, sunlight inverted into dozing, darkened liquids.......
Pine cones salivating rich resin. Lonely mountain firs suddenly fructiferous and bearing all manner of grapefruit, velvet pineapple and drunk, wraith-like flowers puffing pollen. Pepper pixies sprinkle crushed bones of their delicately extinct ancestors. A roughness later emerges, a puzzle of pulverised stones and excavation equipment.
The echo of an obliterating bitterness passes through my sinuses while sweet dreams of soft, sticky beatitudes coat the back of my palate. Blessed, sweetened grains and pitted fruits then shrivel into a brief medicinal twang.
It is its own beer moment.
griffintainment (13) - - MAY 31, 2016
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
caramel, dough, amber, hazy, light sweetness, medium bitterness, average carbonation, bitter finish,
UXO (1406) - CANADA - FEB 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: slightly hazy pale amber with one finger of rocky off-white head, excellent retention and lacing. (5/5) Aroma: bright citrus, stone fruit, pale malt, Resiny pine. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium-light body, moderate carbonation, dry lightly bitter finish. (4/5)
The first whiff of the aroma reminded me of nothing so much as lemon Pledge. Not that it’ shot a solvent edge - it doesn’t, not really - but the citrus is surprisingly bright. Hoppy, but well-balanced with pale malt. A quite enjoyable Pale. (15/20)
TimE (4886) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
amber color. Lots of marmalade and apricots. Well balanced excellent malt backbone. Lots of apricot and marmalade note. Excellent
zeek (194) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mildly carbonated, nice color and clarity. Hoppy taste but not overpowering. Not bad.
Lagerboy (1886) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle. Clear orange copper, fading off-white foam. Aroma is forest fruity, floral, c-malt. Fruity caramel malt taste, floral citric hop, some spice, beautifully balanced. Softer carbonation, medium bodied, moderately hopped. Very clean and flavourful. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)
stantheman (881) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Bitter Tasting Room in Vancouver. An orange amber beer with a moderate white head, and a faint malted nose. Over the gums! A very agreeable balance of hop and malt here. Yassir! 3.6.
Jur (468) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Meat & Bread, Vacouver.
Clean, crisp, hoppy and dry. Nicely refreshing & sessional.
Cool label design. Winner.
Ferris (12150) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Floral and perfumy. Clear gold with a decent beige head. Flora and perfumy, grassy and some citrus. Dry finish with nice bitterness.
lb4lb (2583) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Solid pale ale. Nothing too crazy. Restrained hops. Balanced and flavorful. Enjoyable.