thirstyrabbit (1413) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 31, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Orange body, tall to medium head. Weak aroma with sweet caramel syrup. Sweet caramelly taste with disturbing hints of Robitussin. Very low bitterness for an IPA, it’s more like an APA. Finish has more sweet cough syrup or rotting tangerines. Disappointing.
czar (5581) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(small gusher) pours dirty golden orange with a slightly creamy off-white head, some retention and lacing. intense fresh orange blossom water, tangerine skin, some sweetness - orange juice, booze, gentle resin and pepper, sweetish toasted maltiness, melon and caramel touch. moderately low carbonation, light body - very oily, slightly boozy, tingling peppery and piney-grassy-woodsy-citrusy finish. integrated citrusy-like hops in this japanese orange blossom water concoction. unique.
Rob_D_UK (1262) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy amber colour with fine floating particles. Thin white head. Fair head retention. Aroma of sweet floral citrus, honey, mild yeast. The taste is pale malt, honey and citrus.
Marduk (3851) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 21, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle. Clear golden color. Small size, white head, stays. Malty, denim? sweat? dirty orange peel in aroma. Citrus, candy, sweet taste. Soft carbonation. Kind of weird and messy.
njnut (349) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into flute a orange amber color with pastime white head and lace. Aroma was malty, breach, with some orange oil. Taste was malts, biscuit with the orange coming in the finish. Not the grapefruit or pine hop bombs being made in the USA, this is very different. Lighter and malty in taste, very drinkable and refreshing. A winner for me.
FatPhil (10724) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2015 330ml bottle (Koht, Tallinn)
Slightly sticky American pale ale aroma. Some odd pencil shavings, don’t normally get that from the aroma. Pale amber, small tight head. Palate thinish, carbonation quite high. Mashy malts, some soapiness in the taste. Hops very bitter, some white pepper, but almost metallic in the finish. A touch too harsh.
Rerate: Tap (Pudel, Tallinn, Hitachino Tap Takeover)
Lovely rich caramelly malty aroma, herbal aspects. Nice dry hops. Damn nice hoppy bitter. Scrapping previous numbers.
Ratman197 (11106) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a cloudy orange amber with a small lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of biscuit, candied orange, earthiness and light pink grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, candied orange and light grapefruit with a smooth dry lingering citrus finish.
merc7186 (2526) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Bready Malts, Orange Blossom Honey
Appearance: Hazy Amber/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing
Taste: Buckwheat Honey, Mild Sweet Bread, Mild Citrus
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying
JorgeLee (1410) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Hasegawa Liquors. Orange tinted amber ale with a thin head. Smooth body, pleasant citrusy flavour with a moderately bitter and slightly sweet finish. Very pleasant.
GenkiGonzo (586) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Bungalow. Nice clear gold. Huge orane aroma with some hops. Very fruity flavour, starts sweet but has some hop bitterness after. Sadly not enough hops for what is labelled an IPA. Nice summer beer.