emacgee (3742) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at WBF. Pours a pale hazy gold with a creamy white head. The nose was amazing, fresh fruity citrusy hops, the cascades in this were incredible, fantastically floral and pungent. The flavor is fresh, fruity, very hoppy, mild bitterness, orange peel, citrusy. Mildly bitter mouthfeel. One of the more underrated brews on the site IMHO.
gyllenbock (3686) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at CBC 2013, Saturday.
Hazy golden with a medium white head. Aroma and taste of fruit, citrus, some light. Rather soft and easy to drink.
FlacoAlto (3676) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a lightly hazy copper color. Topped by a thickish creamy light tan head. This beer is nicely aromatic in a smooth way. The hops are definitely here, and dominant, but at a level that gives the aroma a smooth, easy smelling beer. I get aromatic notes of flowers, hay, pine, citrus, and fresh cut herbs.
Hmm, interesting, there are some interesting things going on in my first sip. It is very fruity, hoppily bitter, and almost has a cough syrup type thing going on. Whatever it is, this beer is definitely a well hopped Pale Ale. I think that the interesting (almost minty) notes are all driven by the type of hops put in this beer. This beer has hoppy notes of pine, citrus, mint, and candied tangerines. There is a solid bitterness in this beer as well, it is noticeable from beginning to end.
Malt, why there is in fact some malt notes under all of the funky hops, there is some toasted, biscuit notes, as well as a bit of caramel sweetness. This is definitely an interesting beer, it almost seems off, but I am pretty convinced that this is just the mix of hops that where used. Regardless I like the mix of flavors found here, and it is definitely enjoyable. I am quite pleased to be able to sample a beer from this brewery.
kermis (3673) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Fermentoren. Pours hazy orange with an off white head. Aroma of fruity hops, peach, citrus, light malt. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodies with soft carbonation.
Cunningham (3665) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Hazy dark golden color with a white head. Fine lacing.
Aroma: Floral and citric hoppy.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate sweet and a fine bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Citric and some lovely fruity notes.
Overall impression: Lovely tasty ale.
Personal stats: On tap at Crowbar in Oslo, Norway.
ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 25, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lagerish looking pale gold. Big white head. Smells quite dry and hoppy, not overly powerful aroma. Flavor is very dry and hoppy. Medium amount of bitterness, some earthy, fuzzy texture from the hops. Very distinct from the West Coast pales. Hops are not grapefruity at all, more of a perfumy, floral flavor. Solid medium body, some meatiness to it from the malt, which is subtle and in the background.
hotstuff (3567) - Indiana, USA - AUG 1, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at 2004 MBG Summer Festival. Small ivory head and fine-small sized bubbles. Uncarbonated, transparent and a yellow hue. Malty, moderately hoppy and sweet aroma. Sweet, and hoppy flavor from start to finish. Tingly mouthfeel. Light-medium bodied beer with fair lacing.
Beerman6686 (3544) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a light orange colro with an off white head. Aroma was grapefruit, grass and floral hops. Flavor was nice refreshing hops with a sweet malty finiosh. Not bad stuff, but pretty thin.
dmac (3525) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler via growler swap 2.0. Poured a really pretty clear dark copper/burnt orange syrupy body under an average sized fluffy white head. Aroma starts off with loads of fruits, tropical and citrus along with som peach and nectarine along with dough and slight molasses. Medium to almost fuller bodied that is chewy for the style with strong carbonation for a growler that was shipped 100s of miles and has been in my fridge for an additionally week. Flavor is good with citrus rind and bread crusts along with some old fruits and slight molasses. Great AA on this one (appearance and aroma)
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 4, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery. Good aroma and flavor of green hops, interesting but quite simple. The body is light to medium with an oily texture and soft carbonation.