hotstuff (4356) - Indiana, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated on 12-28-2014 at 800 Degrees Three Fires (Fort Wayne, IN) This draft beer presents a small beige head with a long retention, amber transparent body, no visible carbonation, and a good amount of lacing adorns my glass. The aroma is citrus, pine hops, grassy, herbal, grapefruit, bitter, and malt. The flavor is citrus, pine hops, grapefruit, herbal, grassy, moderately bitter, and toasted malt. This beer is medium bodied. This is a quaffable APA that is quite bitter tasting and a beer for hop heads.
coachd (194) - Missouri, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong aroma for a pale ale. Pine hops and a grass/woodsy scent. Standard golden color with a massive white head of large bubbles. Tiny bubbles of carbonation rising from the bottom. Good refreshing taste, although a little more bitter than most lagunitas beers. Palate is slightly watery. Not bad, but lagunitas has set the bar high with all of their great IPA's. I prefer any lagunitas IPA to this pale ale.
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bursprak (909) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pour is clear copper with a generous head. Hoppy, resin, grapefruit, citrus peel and some pine needles with a caramel backbone.
tlind2 (1206) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Jano, Helsinki. Slightly cloudy golden color, frothy off-white head. Dry, hoppy aroma. Smooth, hoppy flavor with citric notes and chalk. Medium-full body, medium carbonation. Nice.
gam (3430) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent sized head pale amber pour strong carbonation aromas spruce citrus caramel honey the flavours strong bitter cumquat citrus rind for the bitter grapefruit honey apricot pine caramel sharp tasting pale the finish best tastes stone fruit citrus sweet malts lasting bitter pine taste very good ale
Darkmagus82 (1898) - - DEC 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a nice golden amber color with a one finger head of pure white foam. The head has a good level of retention, leaving a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is strongest of a doughy and bready smell mixed with a moderately strong aroma of a light fruit nature of citrus and peach. These smells are rounded out by a bit of a floral and citrus hop smell, which add a nice balance to the other aromas.
Taste – The taste begins with a mix of bready tastes and a little sweeter fruit and caramel flavor. The fruit is of a tropical and citrus base with mango and tangerine there as well as a bit of a more orange taste. Along with these tastes there is a lighter level of hop upfront again being of a citrus nature of bitter grapefruit. The grapefruit grows stronger as the taste advances and is joined by other flavors of a floral nature. With even more caramel coming to the tongue at the end and mixing nicely with the hop and bread, one is left with a very smooth and pleasant flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side for a pale ale of 6.2 % abv. For the smooth flavors of fruit, hop and malt the feel is quite nice and makes for an easy but flavorful drinker.
Overall – This is a very enjoyable brew to drink with tons of flavor but still easy drinking for the pale ale style of the brew. Rather well done overall.
drsordr (1325) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample pour avg gold . Nose pine and fruity hop. Taste bitter bite up front then dank and pine hop. Mid palate a bit flat. Light bitter finish
Bobhund (439) - - NOV 30, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Köpt på Systembolaget Boländerna, Uppsala. En fin öl på många sätt, se betyget för mer info.
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ElCapitan22 (181) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a standard gold color with very little lacing and no head retention. Smells slightly sweet and floral with a bitter finish. A nice pale ale!
Tonkun (942) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Amber pour with a big head. Citrus, spice, orange, oak. Medium body with spice and sweet citrus. Nice