jmgreenuk (7303) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Hair of the Dog, Bangkok. Poured a hazy medium amber with a thin white head and some clingy lace. The aroma is tropical fruit, melon, light yeast, mineral. The flavour is moderate to light bitter with a watery, fruit, pine needle, light spice hop bitter palate. Medium to light bodied with average carbonation.
cervmagpt (639) - PORTUGAL - MAY 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 18B). Bottle 33 cl - Batch unknown. AROMA: moderate hop aroma with notes of pine, resin and grapefruit. low malt background with toffee notes. APPEARANCE: golden color and slightly hazy. moderately large off-white head with medium retention. TASTE: medium-low hop flavor with pine and resin notes. low background malt presence with a slight toffee note. medium bitterness with an almost dry and bitter finish. hop balanced. PALATE: medium-light body with moderate carbonation. no astringency. OVERALL: an average APA, very drinkable.
maekchu (3351) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 25, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from World Beer Market (Sake no Taniguchi). Grapefruit nose, maybe some Mosaic?, and heavy caramel. Clear light copper color. Solid malty initial flavor, immediate hits of citrus zestiness, a bit spicy and peppery, and fades out after mid palate. Medium body. Nice hop blend. Pretty good, overall.
flying_pig (1387) - SCOTLAND - MAR 30, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle in Copenhagen:
An okay beer, it was pleasant enough & came through with a good mix of citrus & pine hops along with the odd hint of tropical fruits but overall I thought it could have been a slightly more pronounced, stronger offering with some more variety to the taste as well. The was some nice caramel on the nose but sadly this didn’t seem to carry though to the taste & nothing else really stood out for me with this one, although it wasn’t bad tasting either.
biirusaikou (2363) - - MAR 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Pigalle. Not overly excited to try yet another trendy hipster gypsy brewery. Light fruity peach character with a juicy edge and smooth mouthfeel, biscuit notes, maybe a bit too thin, dry finish. Refreshing at best but fairly uninspiring though.
wlf (233) - DENMARK - MAR 17, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
unclear orange with big white head, aroma is hoppy citric and pine with some malt in the background, flavor is caramel/malt, orange, citrus, earthy pine, bitter hoppy finish, medium sweetness, low to medium bitterness, creamy mouthfeel, nice and very drinkable
willisread (2210) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 27, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Tanakaya. Nice piney and citrus notes on the nose, some pineapple aromas as well. Prickly carbonation with some light caramel sweetness. Pithy, zest bitterness comes through. Light body and very refreshing. Easy and simple, if not boring pale ale. Dry finish with pithy bitterness.
Holmen1 (4694) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaske fra tilbudshyllen på Meny Fredriksberg, på hytta: oransjegylden med flott skum som varer. Deilig og frisk aroma og smak med citron, lime og andre tropiske frukter. Det hele holdes på plass av en godt kalibrert maltkropp. Gode saker i bare 4,7%.
JohnCook101 (534) - - FEB 12, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy amber, fairly large white head. Light zesty and slightly spicy aroma. Predictable orange flavours, bit not to heavy. Coriander is there but very light. Herbal notes, a little pine. Light malt. Slightly watery. Pretty good overall, though.
Vili (245) - FINLAND - FEB 12, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Clear, dark golden pour with medium, foamy, white head, some lacing. Aromas of fresh spruce, citrus and herbs. Taste is nicely bitter, dry and even somewhat sour. Carbonation is medium, very lively palate. aftertaste is fresh and bitter. Proper APA, but maybe lacks character.