nickd717 (4113) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from Plumpjack Noe Valley. Clear bright golden color but the bubbz are a little large for my tastes. Great aroma, a touch of honey malt with big citrus, tropical, and earthy hop notes. Really excellent flavor with a restrained sugary malt backbone and substantial hop punch. Palate is crisp, maybe just a tad watery. "Session Ale" at 5.5% - riiiiiight - any British person would skewer them for claiming that. But anyway a really nice lighter IPA.
ZacM612 (552) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at KS in San Diego. Golden, mostly clear with a lacing head. Hoppy and citrusy. Nicely balanced finish.
Alengrin (4420) - BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
As Karl Strauss Mosaic Session Ale. An ISA highlighting the Mosaic hop variety, derived from Simcoe. Very regular, egg-white, densely moussy, creamy head remaining completely closed for most of the time, sustained by fierce but ’fine’, champagne-like sparkling within the clear, deep warm ’old gold’ coloured beer underneath, turning more deeply yellowish and equally hazy with sediment added. Lovely fragrant aroma of lime peel, yellow grapefruit, lemon blossom, freshly grated ginger, green banana, starfruit, sourdough, unripe melon, zucchini, dry dust (dusty dried flowers), dried wormwood, white pepper. Crisp flavor, fruity elements in a subdued but elegant way combining a very restrained sweetishness of green banana with an equally restrained sourishness of kiwi and starfruit, refined carbonation tingling a bit but not numbing and perfectly fit for the style, supple and lightly bready maltiness in the middle, bit cookie-like but in a very subtle, non-sweet way, lightly resinous hop finish, pleasantly bittering but mildly so, yet long and aromatic, dry, with peppery and grapefruity notes, even a light hint of pine retronasally. Light, crisp, elegant and extremely thirst quenching: this is an exemplary session IPA by all means, even among the best in this specific young substyle I had so far. But I hadn’t expected anything less from this brewery either...
Bawelt (509) - Lyon, FRANCE - JUL 19, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nez assez résineux, vert, fond de mangue, ananas. On croirait une double IPA.
Bouche à l’attaque très aromatique, résineuse, verte, un fond ananas. Très équilibrée.
Finale peu amère, sèche.
beertholomeus (1682) - California, USA - JUL 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pale gold color with a white head. Citrus, floral, hop and biscuit aroma. Grapefruit, tangerine, tropical fruit, floral and biscuit flavors. Light body and average carbonation with a citrus hop finish.
Powerage71 (25) - SPAIN - JUL 7, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fabulosa cerveza, de las mejores en su estilo. Sabor cítrico resinoso y perdura en el paladar.
danlo (2470) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 fl oz bottle from Saveur Biere. Pours a yellow gold colour with a white foam head leaving some lacing and hoppy fruity orange & grapefruit citrus aroma. Flavour is malt caramel, alittle biscuit, with peach, citrus, pine, hop resins and grapefruit bitterness. Light bodied, soft carbonation, dry tangy dusty bitter finish. Very drinkable session IPA.
Oakes (15457) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy, dull tan. Thin head. Light pale malt, light lemony hop, has a nice refreshing character.
Lowenbrau (3179) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12fl oz bottle. 28-08-2015.
Courtesy of Javiificould.
Pours clear golden with nice off whie head. Short head retenion, little lacing. Mild bitter, fruity, grassy.
josanguapo (1039) - SPAIN - JUN 13, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
From XXXII. In Teku glass. After dinner. Body, bittermess and fruityness at perfect levels, in both mouth and nose. What envy give me those yankies that can have easy access to it!