DocLock (7445) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from Capone’s. Pours dark straw with 1-finger eggshell head that has good retention. Nose is pale malt, spicy hops. Tastes pale malty, hoppy, floral, with a medium palate heft and a bitter finish. The finish is a bit cloying and astringent.
gnoff (7330) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Bishops Arms Avenyn, Göteborg, on September 5, 2011
Golden color, white head. Fruity, hoppy, a bit subtle taste. Moussy mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Malty and hoppy scent.
Not very exiting, but fresh and nice. Could do with a little less co2.
Rune (7249) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Half pint, tap at BrewDog, Leeds. Clear, copper-gold body, dissipating white head, good amount of lacing down the glass. Modest aroma of resin, farmyard and malty sweetness. Sweaty hops and lemon to the taste buds added by a touch of earthy malts. Fresh and smooth fruity ending, semi-dry. Standard pale ale, more or less (30.06.2013).
Dogbrick (7126) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head that evaporates steadily. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, citrus and malt. Light-bodied with flavors of grassy hops, malt and a bit of fruit. The finish is mildly bitter with a floral hops aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.
Ughsmash (6972) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Poured clear medium golden with a short, sticky white head. The aroma picked up sticky pale maltage and grains with mostly vegetal notes accenting.. not all that good. The flavor found semi-sweet honey and crusty bread at the core.. some piney bitterness and more vegetal notes around.. finished sticky-sweet with moderate bitterness. Light-medium bodied with an OK feel and flow.. drinkable, but not that good.
jtclockwork (6932) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours clear gold. White head. Nose and taste of hops, malt and light pine. Muted. Dry barley finish.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber gold with a medium sized white head. Soft spicy hops on the nose, a touch of earthy breadiness. Sweeter than expected, but still nice. Thick sweet malt and grain backbone, nice body to it. Medium bodied, gets a touch grainy. Nice earthy hop notes. Gets a nice bitterness on the finish. Easy drinking, fairly sessionable.
Ibrew2or3 (6450) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle pours clear copper with gold hues and thin off white head. The modest aroma has some malt sweetness backed up by a mild level of spicy to just vague hoppiness. The taste rolls out various hoppy notes like bland sort of spicy hops, some mild earthy hops and faint floral hops hit before sweet sugar malts surge forward to about midway. The modest and mostly vague hop bitterness mix with a bit of malts taking this into the finish. Meh, so so offering.
Benzai (6274) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home, bought at De Bierkoning, shared with Dutchdrebus. Hazy almost pale orange color, medium sized white head that disappears fully within a couple of seconds. Aroma of malts, some hops, a bit oxidised so I guess it’s a bit old. Taste malts, lightly hops, lightly bitter. Nothing fruity really, and again a bit old. Or maybe it has been in the store in the light for too long. So all things considered: I think it’s a decent APA when it’s fresh, but now it’s not that good. Too bad.
Meilby (6263) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 355ml @ Hotel Room, Treasure Island Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, rye, pine and floral. Taste is light to medium sweet and medium bitter with a long spicy and floral finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.