ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy gold color and a three-fingers high head, shaded just off white. There’s an appropriate level of froth to the head’s texture, and an incredible amount of lacing is left behind as it recedes.
S: The hops here take a grassy, mildly citrusy tone here. After a while, this gradually shifts into a spicier note. Malty sweetness is evident yet non-intrusive.
T: Piny, peppery bitterness opens the palate, while the close seems to introduce a very subtle touch of grapefruit juiciness to counteract the mild bitterness. The cracker-like maltiness stays even throughout, providing a good ballast to the pleasant hoppiness. There’s a nice level of finesse here, and even a modicum of depth.
M: I certainly appreciate a crisp, light feel like this one has. The body is medium in thickness and quite firm, yet with a wonderful finishing dryness. Carbonation is medium.
O: This is quite good, I must say - but I have to dock points here. Simply put, it’s priced like an import, without any significant standout qualities to justify it. $6/500ml is a hard sell for something not really far off from SNPA. The increased level of refinement and subtlety compared to its peers might make it a worthwhile purchase to some, though.
Minderbinder (1693) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours blond with medium white head. Good lacing. Aroma is of citrus, pine, tropical fruits. Taste is of citrus, pepper, bitterness, fruits, tropical fruits. Palate: Light body. Medium carbonation. Nice balance. Overall: Very good. Dangereously drinkable. Well attenuated. Great beer.
Ipaluvr082 (51) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. A clear blonde effervescent pour with pillowy white head. At a glance it looks like a lager or pilsner. Aroma of fresh citrus fruit and hops. The taste is subtle, dry, hoppy, detect straw and almost a little savory. A solid sessionable beer.
agl108 (780) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
16.9 oz. bottle. Poured hazy orange with fluffy white head that left solid lacing. Faint floral nose. Sweet biscuity malt with lemon and light citrus notes. Great balance. Crisp, dry finish.
olost (11) - - JUL 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gosto de lúpulo bem forte, mas a cerveja é suave. Gosto mais da textura da little sumpin da Lagunitas.
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Ferris (3039) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Lemon grass hops and a touch of spice. Clear gold with a rich white head. Light citrus and grassy hops. Light pale malt sweetness to balance and slight bitter finish.
Busick (368) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not as impressed with this ale as I was with the "Another One" IPA, but still a great tasting beer! Funny story is that my wife and I thought this was a pepper beer....goes to show that you should read the names of your beers carefully!
Imaena (1802) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. This is back from the spring peeper bathes. Really well crafted pale ale with great hopping and balance.
Fratto (2590) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from pikapp327. Light pour with a white head. Aroma is light, peppery, citrus, and bread. Taste is bitter, biscuits, and an almost minty citrus.
Cavie (3753) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy pikapp327. Pours a hazy golden yellow. White head. Aroma is lemongrass, weird hops, slightly sweet. Flavor is light hops, citrus but leafy. Finishes dry and hoppy.
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UXO (142) - CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a slightly hazy golden straw with a fat finger of fluffy, soapy head with great retention and spotty, chunky lacing. Nose is mild grassy and herbal hops, citrus and light bready malt. Taste is similar, with light hoppy citrus and biscuit malt. Body is light and smooth, with soft carbonation and a medium dry bitter finish.
A solid APA, crisp and refreshing. Restrained ABV and a light body make this an excellent summer beer.