tombutlin (174) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Right in the zone for an APA. Resin dominates, with a little fruitiness thrown in. Great bitterness and balance. Only 6% so is surprisingly sessionable
Andrus86 (289) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - MAR 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
BOTTLE. Poured see through gold with thin white head that disappeared quickly.. Fruity nose, lemongrass & subtle citrus notes.. Big mix in the taste, hop flower, solid malt texture, going to more fruit hops that leaves a solid resin mouth feel.. Sourced Cape Cellars
mrjez (317) - Osaka, JAPAN - MAR 4, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a slightly hazy mango-gold, creamy finger of head, nice lacing. Strong tropical and floral aroma opening up to reveal a dominant pine. The taste is pine but clean rather than dank, mango, grapefruit, good malt flavour. The body is big for an APA, really pushing IPA with the complexity in flavour of a bigger beer. But it’s still light enough to put away quickly, nicely carbonated and spiky hop finishing. No idea of the date on this, tasted reasonably fresh and packs a wallop for the style.
Fwldennis (8) - - OCT 20, 2015 does not count
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bitter hoppy taste is the dominant flavour of the day. Slight fruity taste grapefruit though it is pretty overwhelmed by the hops
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Jado (738) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a mostly clear orange-amber with a tight and lasting white head. Aromas of pineapple, peach, honey, pine and lemon zest. Taste is grapefruit, peach, honey biscuits, pepper and lemon. Long finish with a fresh fruity aftertaste. Really enjoyed this.
Rdguts (1) - marsac sur l’isle, FRANCE - MAR 15, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
L’exemple même qu’une biere "easy to drink" peut etre goutue! Une belle robe, un arome fruité, une magnifique mousse et un parfait equilibre de fruit, d’agrume et de malt en bouche! Un bon point bonus pour son etiquette!
Bule (1652) - California, USA - MAR 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle pours a yellow amber color with a bit of head. Nice mellow hop profile. Easy going.
anstei (874) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JAN 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Pours yellow with hints of orange and a huge foamy head. Grassy nose, intense. Good balance between malts and hops, although as a pale ale a bit less intense than I would wish it to be. Still a good demonstration of the hops of Yakima.
GlassBrass440 (314) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 30, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of grapefruit and pine. My sample is nearing the end of its code date so the aroma is slightly diminished from what I remember but still makes a good showing. Taste is pine, resin, and grapefruit juice and rind. Strong bitterness leaves malt up against the ropes. Golden color with white head. Medium body with sticky, resinous finish. Wonderfull even in advanced age.
nezzapunk (27) - - DEC 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle, good obvious hoppy nose, palate quite rich with lots of bitter and citrus notes, flavour was really good lots of layers lots of banana caramel and citrus, finish was good and a really well balanced beer