anders37 (15273) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ Nya Tröls, Malmö. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty weak hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with weak hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel finish with weak hoppy hints.
Chipalsa (1298) - Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear dirty golden, light bodied, and a white head. Smelled spicy of hops and malts, metallic even with notes of lemon zest. The taste was bitter of hops and dry citrus, with a little bit of malts that create an okay balance. Finishes spicy and bitter-dry, but overall a very light pale ale. Could wish for some more robust flavors here.
Shag (2531) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2011 This poured a copper color with a white head. The aroma is caramel and citrus with some rye notes. The flavor is bitter with some citrus and nutty notes. Overall I enjoyed this one.
thirdeye11 (5378) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(12oz bottle thanks to Dixonian) clear orange/gold, very few bubbles. Nose of hairspray, fake apricot, perm chemicals, nasty. Taste of metal, old grain, paper, bitter and not in a good way, apricot and pine. Medium carbonation, bit creamy, papery.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I’m not going to spend much time talking about this.....extremely light tasting pale ale.....a bit disappointed. I don’t care for the hop profile.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Kuma’s. Happened to see this in the cooler and had to give it a go. Pours a standard orangey-copper with a white head. Nose is C-hops and some light faint caramel. Crisp. On taste, it’s nothing special, but it is really clean. Lightly fruity with juicy hop notes. Firm malt backbone. Imminently drinkable and worth drinking. Solid APA.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Didn’t pay much attention to this one. Seemed like your typical run of the mill pale ale. Simple with nothing really popping out at you.
Svesse (5786) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm, 8 June 2011) Golden/bronze colour with frothy, off-white head. Fruity, malty nose with notes of apricots, orange peel and toast. Malty, fruity taste with apricots, honey, citrus peel and toast. Medium body, with balanced sweetness and a mild, spicy bitterness. Well balanced and tasty, but not one of the most daring Left Hand beers.
Cybercat (2906) - Georgia, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Has a strong, malty, slightly fruity, and surprisingly hoppy aroma, almost more at an IPA than an APA. It pours a clear and typical golden with a fairly thick and frothy white head. Flavor is smooth, malty and slightly fruity, a bit on the watery side but still acceptable. There was almost none of the hoppiness that the aroma promised in the flavor, but there is some in the aftertaste. Texture is fairly smooth and somewhat tingly. Somehow it gets a little better as you drink it. Not Left Hand’s best, but worth a try.
BBB63 (5693) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle and served in no-nik pint glass: Pours a clean golden hue with a lasting frothy medium head that left good lacework upon the glassware. The aroma has notes of grassy, herbal, slightly resiny hops with a touch of pineapple and mango esters. Biscuity and some caramel malt with a grainy tone supported by a hint of soapy esters. The taste is a mild pale malt and lower alpha hop character, not anything very daring or forceful. Simple flavor profile that is easy to drink but rather forgettable. There is a light twangy citrus note and hint of rye bread upon the grainy finish. The mouth feel is more of the same, nothing extraordinary but not bad either. It is what it is, a paint by numbers APA that will not offend.