joKing (11) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 29, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Latest stuff on tap is GOLD!!! US Cascade throughout with NZ Hop Goodness. Well done.
HugoPotomus (8) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 20, 2007 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Floral on the nose with some malt underlying.Tastes quite hoppy but well balanced.Not to bitter,smooth finish.I like it.
beer4eternity (212) - Tauranga, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Hazy orange gold with a thin white creamy head. Delivers on the floral and zesty citrus and honey malt and although the aromas are luscious they are a lot more subtle than "hops galore.. and bursting" as suggested by the commercial description. (then I’m thinking Epic Armageddon or Renaissance MPA). Taste is very nice sweet and bitter with reasonably long duration. Tingly carbonation, slick and sticky, medium body, bitter then astringent finish. Probably not a classic but still very nice.
gam (3596) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium sized head deep gold pour misty medium strong carbonation aromas fruity honey floral notes sweetness flavours strong zesty citrus bitter grapefruity honey floral sweetness lovely tasting ale the finish sharp tasting ale with ligering bitter sweet malt flral taste I enjoyed this
Travlr (15867) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the source. Clear light amber color, white head. Aroma of fresh hay, caramel, summer fruit. Taste is fruity and malty. Nice.
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2011 Tap @ Hallertau. Cloudy gold pour with a short, fine white head leaving moderate lace. Toasty, pine nose. Pine, toast, almonds, tea and grapefruit. Medium body and carbonation. The latter is quite fine and yields a creamy mouth feel. This is one of Hallertau’s less hop-forward ales (i.e. more East Coast APA).. Recommended for those favoring a more bitter and meatier APA.
TimE (4112) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden amber color. Lime, tangerine and a bit kiffer. Very light body. A touch sweet. Light bitter finish. Very quaffable.
beer-yum (816) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2013 A surprisingly zesty (as advertised) pale ale. Definitely worth including in a tasting session if available (but nothing to go searching far and wide for if not).
sunevdj (3479) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Manakau festival. Pours a slightly hazy yellow with a white diminishing head. Light sweetness with some bitterness. Light strawlike maltiness. Light, slightly grassy hoppiness with a citric hint. Light to medium bodied with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Dry finish. I had a feeling that this festivl cask had a hint of diacetyl.
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(On tap) Slightly hazy golden with a creamy, off-white head. Fresh, lightly citrusy aroma. Medium body with sweetish malt accents, light citrus and a dry, lightly bitter finish. A very fresh and quaffable APA with the citrus being a little downplayed. 080208