omhper (20606) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Eni-bru, Osaka. Clear golden, small head. Fresh citric nose. Mid-dry and light-medium bodied. Crystallic and caramelly backdrop to citric yuzy hops. Drinkable and freshening aromatic US style pale ale with medium bitterness.
Theis (14088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Popeye, Tokyo. Cloudy amber - white head. Grape fruity, pineapples, light yeasty, bitterness, light pilsner malty, fresh hoppy, light honey sweetness.
Leighton (13373) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy, orange-gold with a soft, white head. Pleasant, hoppy aroma with malty notes. Flavor has wonderful balance. Begins sweet with light bread and caramel, then goes into bitter territory. The hop presence is quite strong, a touch that I quite liked. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Finishes lightly sweet with lingering, though not excessive, hops. Very good. I’m surprised by some of these low rates.
argo0 (11913) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle. Large off-white head atop hazy light amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange/floral, light grapefruit, honey, bread. Taste is medium sweet, orange/grapefruit, some straw, light bread, honey. Light-medium body, light acidity. Tasty APA -- were it at SNPA prices, i’d surely buy it again.
Tmoney99 (11615) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured a clear amber color with a large frothy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate earthy hop and malt aroma. Medium body with a dry slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium chalk dry bittersweet finish of moderate duration. I would not recommend this to a freind.
hopscotch (9956) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle… Hazy golden ale with a large, frothy, off-white head. Fantastic retention. The aroma is floral and sweet – caramelized grains and honey. Medium to full-bodied with gentle carbonation. Sweet, floral essence of orange blossom honey is nearly balanced by metallic hop bitterness – nickel and/or iron. Mid-length, bittersweet finish with a metallic tinge on the outside and back of my tongue. A big SHOUT goes out to dmschefke for providing this unique beer!
JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Deep golden pour with a thick white head. The aroma is fairly sweet with a bit of old, slightly oxidized hoppiness up front. A bit of orange, but not much else. Moderate bitterness, but isn’t nearly as fresh as it almost certainly should be. Yeasty and quite dull. Meh
gnoff (8173) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2014
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
50 cl bottle at a tasting on October 30, 2013 (backlog). Thanks to Ingo!
Marked Nikenjayamochi Kadoya Honten Pale Ale at 5%.
Clear golden color, small white head. Sweet, acidic, sour, Brettanomyces scent. Thin, Brettanomyces, weird bitter taste. Astringent, bitter, husky, high attenuated aftertaste. Thin mouthfeel, high strange bitterness.
DrSilverworm (7997) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16.9oz bottle, on closeout at The Party Source. Hazy dark amber orange color. Lots of sediment visible in the glass. Thin off-white head, good lace. Looks good. pear and white grape aroma. Soft, stronger carbonation. Very dry texture, medium body. Zesty sweet taste, light bitter. Lightly soapy. Actually, nice interesting fruity pale ale, with interesting malt profile. Not bad. But weird.
KyotoLefty (7175) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 31, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Qbrick. Great fruit and hop nose, with grapes or cherries and citrus. Light and crisp, good light malts to balance. Very enjoyable.