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.
Ferris (2925) - 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 (352) - 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 (1790) - 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 (3748) - 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 (112) - 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.
VertBaconStrips (2060) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells great. Having a problem really tasting anything. The flavours seem to only make a notable appearance at the after taste stage. Very balanced. Light everything - melon, dry bitterness, full citrus, minor herbal bottom, smoothly carbonated. Well, I just finished it. It smelled great with some tropical, candy sweet, blueberry eggo walffles, something pink and succulent (not the almighty snizz), bready malts, it’s all in there. Enjoyed immensely despite struggling with upfront taste. A subtle treat.
Atom (1281) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours a hazy golden/yellow with a large white head. Aroma of citrus orange with mild hop spice and caramel biscuit malt, all around pretty mellow. Sweet dry caramel biscuit malt light hop spice and crisp citrus. Nice!
exeter (246) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Citrus and floral hop attack in an enjoyable, and inviting way. Backing sweet biscuit malt doesn’t overwhelm the hops but gives the body of work a nice balance. Very well done and delicious.
Pfeezor (38) - - JUN 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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