Brewticular (86) - - AUG 12, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The Sorachi Ace hops stand out well in this beer. I would say I will be specifically looking for these hops in the future. Japanís thriving craft beer market is accentuated in this beer, but it lacks the bite I would like to see from it. Still a very nice beer and I would definitely buy it again.
thirdeye11 (5393) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(500ml bottle) cloudy light gold, soapy white bubbles. Nose is funky, lemon, sawdust, lightly tart, ripe stone fruit. Taste of ripe banana, lemon, estery, fresh stone fruit. Nice finish.
ekoerper (587) - Iowa, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of ripe fruit - pear and apricot mostly, some bready malt character and yeast. Pours a hazy straw/yellow color, white head with good retention, leaves some lacing. Flavor is also heavy on the fruit character, lots of grape and pear, also some banana. Light malts and yeast lend a bready flavor and a bit of sweetness, bitterness is fairly low. Light body with medium carbonation.
sulawang (541) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours clear golden yellow, minimal head, small co2. Light malts on the nose. Tastes of light-med malts, bitter orange citrus, medium-heavy bitterness throughout (7/10), strong aggressive hops (9/10). Medium complexity, med-high depth.
ej (615) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap brewdog Aberdeen Deep golden, slightly hazy Some resin, some yeast, but abit too chilled to get much aroma.. Taste is bitter with some fruity notes. Raisins and grapefruit. Bitter and dry finish. medium body, Light carb
flatmatt (1021) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
550 mL bottle with a "10.09" date. Pours a slightly clouded golden with a white head. Muted aroma hinting at citrus, herbs and spices. Flavor is pretty nice, with a very distinctive herbal quality that I canít place, but I like it. I want to kind of say itís kind of a buttery lemon oregano and parsley. Yeah, thatís exactly what it is, actually. Other herbal, spicy, pine hops. Iím a fan.
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy golden orange with a tiny white head. Aroma of wine, yeast, citrus, bread and summer berries. Flavour of citrus, yeast, some bread, white wine, and some perfume and floral notes. Light bodied. Some pleasant flavours.
beervikingcrew (42) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drinking a barrel aged version on keg at the BrewDog pub in Camden. Very interesting beer.
-- raided in the wild, via Beer Buddy app
drpimento (2098) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had much higher hopes for this; especially given the cost. Poured at a good temperature, fairly aggressive with a small to medium size head that soon settled and some lace. Color is a clear amber with lots of bubble trails. Aroma is nice - malt, yeast, hop, funk, ginger, bread dough. Flavorís similar to nose, but not quite as an appealing mix that is fairly dry, astringent, hop and yeast bitter, some malt, carbonic tang. Body is there, but not very balanced and harsh with carbonation at the verge of being ambivelant. Finish is like flavor, astringency lasting a long time. Not a fav.
ALLOVATE (2281) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A little confused. At 20 bucks a pop in Oz and with such a high rapport, even on RateBeer, it was one of those moments left already biased towards a utopian ale to beat all ails. Sadly, all I had been left with was a label I canít remove to keep and memories of a foamy, fruity mouthwash.
Chilled, into a tulip. Pours with little enthusiasm, but a loose, looming head forms that lasts little but manages a good lot of lace. Hazy orange body tainted by a bad case of the sea monkeys. Nose hints at fresh lychee, peach, pear and guava fruit with a very strange tinge of linseed oil. Dull, plastic and yeasty, bready palate. Smooth, though frothy body. Fruit is subdued; there is just a touch on what the aroma held with a pronounced addition of rose water like a Turkish delight. I didnít get it. This wasnít a dud, but for that price Iím sure to miss trying another. Very disappointed! (56cL, no date stamp, Mane Liquor, Belmont)