DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap, amber pour, white head, nose and taste are lemongrass, citrus, interesting
jinroh (938) - ESTONIA - AUG 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big bomber bottle. Pours amber, quite decent foam head, even a bit too foamy actually. Aroma is resinous, definitely full of hops and something pine-like. Taste is also dominated by citric bitterness, really resinous, feels like eating spruce branches - delicious ones. Interesting and well made.
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at the 28th Annual Oregon Brewers Festival. The base pale ale is flavorful with a tropical citrus hoppiness. The herbal notes complement well.
TimE (4530) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden amber color. The nose is super alive with lemongrass and kafir in the nose. The mouth is light slightly bitter and tart, with lots of kafir. The spices meld well with the hops. Really nice.
swannycellars (43) - Swanbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours orange with a small white head. Big floral nose on this exhibiting orange blossom, lemon, lime, grass and coriander. Waxy/light resin mouthfeel with grapefruit, orange and lime the heroes. Great floral pale ale. Could live on this.
henryhops (17) - - MAR 9, 2015
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Not noticeable by aroma but first sense in the palate is a bouquet of floral notes! I mean lots of flowers. Not really big on this at all. Light bodied no real pale ale fullness I enjoy.
gunnfryd (13583) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fonefan 300814. Golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is lemongrass, malt, hop. Flavour is lemongrass, malt, hop, spices, grass. Medium body. OK beer.
Beer5000 (5467) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle @ Øltorget, Vulkan May 2014. Light foggy, almost clear orange golden body with a nice, foamy, long lasting off-white head. A bit mild, but delicious aroma of fruit including grapefruit and lime with malt and spices. Flavor is refreshing and amazingly balanced with medium sweet malt, citric fruit, lemon, citric zest, spices and pleasant bitterness. Medium body and pleasant fruity bitter aftertaste. Very nice.
ClubGonzo (4998) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber body with a small white head. Nose is red berries, peaches, apricot and hints of pine, grass and melon. Taste is red berries, peaches, sweet wine gum-like esters. Medium to light body, medium to high carbonation. Not very impressive, but this one has obviously seen better times.
Maris (1265) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
From a 650ml bottle on 26/1/2015. Pours a slightly cloudy golden with a small head. Has a gorgeous floral, fruity nose with some definite west coast IPA elements to it. Take a sip and it’s clear you’re dealing with something special. There’s oodles of lovely tropical, stone and citrus fruit sweetness (mango, peach, apricot and mandarin), along with the promised kaffir lime leaves, and a big, firm grapefruity hop bitterness. Tha palate is exquisite - silky and syrupy, with the modest carbonation spot on in the circumstances. This is seriously one on the best pale ales you’ll ever try. Super complex and moreish, it actually manages to leave many IPAs in the shade in terms of flavour, balance and character. A truly sensational brew.